The Thunder, presented by NJM Insurance, are pleased to reveal their special Copa de la Diversion moniker, El Trueno de Trenton. The Thunder will re-brand for three games in the month of June and revealed their special uniforms and hats at a press conference with media members and a special kick-off event at the Boys and Girls Club of Mercer County. Copa De la Diversion games played by El Trueno are presented by Aetna.

A direct translation of its current “Thunder” identity, the vibrant “Trueno” moniker aims to represent the city of Trenton and its Latino community within the ballpark. The Copa de la Diversion is a season-long event series created in 2017 by Minor League Baseball as a significant component of their “It’s Fun to be a Fan” campaign. Copa de la Diversion aims to embrace the culture and values that resonate most with participating teams’ local U.S. Hispanic/Latino communities. After a successful showing by 33 participating teams in 2018, the Copa de la Diversion will expand to 72 participants throughout the country in 2019 to provide outreach to underrepresented fan communities across minor league baseball.

“The latin community has long had a significant impact both on the game of baseball and on the Capital City,” said Thunder GM/COO Jeff Hurley. “I am thrilled to welcome and celebrate all Latino community members this summer with our corporate partner Aetna.”

El Trueno will take the field three times in the month of June. Each night will have a specific theme tied to the largest communities represented in the city of Trenton:

Saturday, June 1 vs. Harrisburg Senators, presented by Aetna

– Dominican Republic Heritage Night
– Post-game fireworks show set to merengue music
– Trueno merchandise, featuring the return of Strike, available for sale
– Traditional latin-inspired cuisine available for sale

Saturday, June 8 vs. Erie SeaWolves, presented by Aetna

– Central American Heritage Night
– Trueno Player Card Strip Giveaway to the first 1,000 fans, ages six and older, presented by Aetna 
– Post-game fireworks show set to Latin Hits 
– Trueno merchandise, featuring the return of Strike, available for sale
– Traditional latin-inspired cuisine available for sale

Saturday, June 29 vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats, presented by Aetna and Echo Tools

– Puerto Rican Heritage Night
– Post-game fireworks show set to salsa music
– Trueno merchandise, featuring the return of Strike, available for sale
– Traditional latin-inspired cuisine available for sale