In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tampa raised, Maritza Astorquiza was honored on October 2nd as the Buccaneers 2016 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award winner. This is the 6th year the NFL and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation have partnered to recognize Hispanic Heritage Leaders in each of the 32 NFL markets.
Maritza has a nearly 20-year history of outreach within the Hispanic community and has been recognized as a national pioneer in the Hispanic marketing field. Following her marketing career, Martiza and her husband Alex Cora established Coda Sound, a community based sound, stage, and event production company that has thrived in Tampa for 18 years.
In 2004 she and Alex co- established the Conga Caliente Festival, a nationally recognized annual event that preserves and celebrates Hispanic Arts and Culture. The event has grown through the years to over 45,000 in attendance and continues to be a highly anticipated Tampa tradition.
As the Buccaneers 2016 Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award winner, Maritza will receive a $2,000 donation to benefit a non-profit of her choice. The Buccaneers are pleased to honor Maritza Astorquiza for the positive impact she has had on our community.