The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce held the Hispanic Heritage Luncheon in the Baker Conference Center at Lubbock Christian University. The luncheon fell within National Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 annually.
Coach Steve Gomez, head coach of the LCU Lady Chaps basketball team, delivered the keynote for the luncheon. Gomez has been head coach for the Lady Chaps for 10 seasons, including the 2016 season when the team claimed the NCAA Div. II National Championship title. Gomez was also named Coach of the Year in 2016 and has since served as a court coach for the U17 National Team Trials and as an assistant coach to the USA Women’s U16 National Team.
“It was a tremendous opportunity and privilege to participate in the Hispanic Heritage event,” said Gomez. “A main point of the talk was that even more than the great diversity we experience in our community, the main reason for the attractiveness of the “Lubbock culture” is the presence of racial, ethnic, and spiritual unity which sadly is lacking across much of our nation.”
During his keynote, Gomez expressed three points of encouragement for the audience to take with them and live out: