TAMPA, FLORIDA – May 21, 2023 – In a meaningful celebration of community, cultural unity, and international friendship, Alfred Goldberg, the president of Tampa Sister Cities, was a special guest at yesterday's Tampa Bay Rays game, invited by the Consulate General of Mexico in Tampa.
This gesture underlines the strong bonds of friendship and cooperation between Tampa and its Mexican sister city, Veracruz, facilitated by the Tampa Sister Cities organization led by Mr. Goldberg. In addition to Veracruz, Tampa has recently signed a Friendship Agreement with Alcapulco Mexico.
Mr. Goldberg, an active leader in promoting international relations and cultural understanding, has served as President of Tampa Sister Cities for several years. Under his guidance, Tampa has formed meaningful bonds with multiple cities across the globe, strengthening Tampa's international standing and contributing to its diverse and vibrant culture.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard was honored on the field during the pre-game ceremony and threw the first pitch. The occasion was marked with traditional Mexican music, showcasing the rich cultural tapestry that defines the relationship between the two sister cities.
"Sporting events like these allow us to connect on a personal level, beyond politics and diplomacy. They allow us to celebrate our shared values and aspirations," said Goldberg. "I am incredibly humbled and grateful for this recognition and for the opportunity to highlight the strong bonds that exist between Tampa and Mexico."
About Tampa Sister Cities
Tampa Sister Cities, an affiliate of Sister Cities International, is an organization that aims to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation – one individual, one community at a time. It does this by partnering Tampa with cities across the globe, creating opportunities for cultural exchange and mutual growth.