The attorneys with Barrios Virgüez want to support their surrounding communities both in and out of civil court. It’s with that goal in mind that the team engages with student and professional events designed to uplift parties in need of support.
The firm’s consistent commitment to students, clients, and professionals – especially those representing Spanish-speaking communities – makes it a pillar of support in Duluth, Augusta, and beyond.
Beca Deportiva and Barrios Virgüez | Beca Deportiva y Barrios Virgüez
Barrios Virgüez’s community projects have included a 2022 Telemundo event for high school baseball athletes. The firm worked in tandem with Telemundo Atlanta and Los Bravos to sponsor a student-athlete from Atlanta’s Hispanic Community.
Barrios Virgüez’s representative, Jorge Virgüez, worked with local universities to watch student-athlete showcases before selecting a scholarship recipient. Observers ranked students’ performances based on their Athletic Ability, Academic Performance, and Personal Motivation.
After students completed their showcases, they were treated to a Telemundo Atlanta-sponsored banquet at Hank Aaron Terrace. There, attorneys Jorge Virgüez and Keren Barrios awarded six students $5,000 in scholarships. Runners-up received $1,000 in academic support.
Engaging with young people and their athletic ambitions allows Barrios Virgüez to better support students’ pursuit of their goals. The firm celebrates these students’ dedication to physical fitness and looks forward to seeing their success on and off the baseball diamond.
Baseball Scholarship Banquet
August 2, 2022. Truist Park
Telemundo Atlanta hosted a beautiful breakfast banquet at the Hank Aaron Terrance in Truist Park for all the finalists, their families, and sponsors that were a part of the Baseball Scholarship Tryouts. At the banquet, Attorneys Keren Barrios and Jorge Virgüez awarded the top 6 best high school players for their baseball athletic abilities, providing the Grand Prize Winner with a $5,000 scholarship, and the runner-ups with $1,000. In addition to presenting the scholarship to each player, Barrios Virgüez Attorneys had the opportunity to take some of the team and their families on a tour of Truist Park and learn about the history and architecture of the facility.
Baseball Scholarship Tryouts | Pruebas de la Beca de Beisball
June 16, 2022. Gresham Park
Telemundo Atlanta sponsored an event providing the opportunity for local high school baseball players to try out for a baseball scholarship. Along with Telemundo, Barrios Virguez Attorneys and Los Bravos committed to giving back to the Hispanic community with a $5000 scholarship awarded to one exceptional Atlanta student-athlete. Attorney Jorge Virguez and coaches from several Georgia Universities came together to host tryouts and give each student the chance to showcase their different talents on and off the field including, Athletic Ability, Academic Performance, and Motivation. Finalists were chosen based on a combination of the judges’ scores and the number of votes received via online and were then invited to a banquet hosted by Telemundo where the scholarship winner was announced.
Volando Alto Conference
May 31, 2022. Latin American Association Office
Barrios Virgüez’s community engagement extends into the world of legal practice. As of 2022, Keren Barrios collaborated with the Latin American Association (LAA) to award a member of the association’s Latina Empowerment Program with “Entrepreneur of the Year.” This award initially debuted in 2014 with support from the Coca-Cola Foundation.
In 2022, Barrios helped celebrate Neyda Cañizales of ING Links at LAA’s annual “Voland Alto” conference. Cañizales came away with $1,000 to put toward her business. Other winners, including AMA SPA’s Amarilys Gonzalez, LATINTAX SERVICE’s Lina Sucerquia, and MI ESTILO DE FIESTA’s Niurka Rosa, received $500 in financial support.
Keren Barrios and Barrios Virgüez applaud these women and look forward to continuing to celebrate the community’s success in the years to come.