Fans of baseball great Roberto Clemente will get the opportunity to connect with the late Hall of Famer through the people who knew him best with the Roberto Clemente VIP Experience, a free virtual event on Aug. 26, 2021.
Much of what is known about Clemente is centered on his baseball career, his ethnicity, or his untimely passing while engaged in philanthropic activities. However, little attention is given to the man behind the game.
Drawing from the behind-the-scenes book “Clemente: The True Legacy of an Undying Hero” authored by Roberto’s late wife Vera Clemente along with his family, the VIP Experience will showcase a live, online conversation with several key individuals in his life including his sons, Luis and Roberto Jr., as well as fellow Hall of Famers Orlando Cepeda and Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez.
Bestselling author and motivational speaker Maria Marin will also make an appearance to give a voice to Vera Clemente, who died in 2019.
Immediately following the conversation, virtual attendees will have a chance to have their questions answered by Luis Clemente during a live Q&A session from the Discover Puerto Rico offices in Old San Juan.
“This is an exciting opportunity to share with thousands of Roberto Clemente fans the life of my father, Roberto Clemente, his dreams, his goals, his passion both on and off the field,” said his son Luis Clemente. “By focusing this experience on the book written by my mother and the family, it gives the family great pride to participate in this momentous occasion.”
AARP is the presenting sponsor for the Roberto Clemente VIP Experience. Strategic partners, producers, and media allies for the event include Run The World, FizzyLabs, and Discover Puerto Rico.
“Roberto Clemente’s legacy is one of service, integrity, and grace. AARP is proud to sponsor the Roberto Clemente VIP Experience. He inspires us all to continue to fight so that all Latinos can live their lives with possibility,” said Yvette Peña, vice president of Hispanic/Latino Audience Strategy, AARP.
Event producers Atlantino will utilize the Run The World virtual gathering platform, which will allow up to 20,000 attendees to participate in this live once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Each attendee will receive a special digital insignia created to commemorate the life of Roberto Clemente in time for Hispanic Heritage Month.
The free event takes place on Aug. 26, 2021, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm ET. To register, please click HERE.