PRESS RELEASE 20/06/2007


“Colima a friendly city with passion for volleyball”  

COLIMA, Mexico, June 20, 2007.- The Governor of Colima offered a welcome reception to all participants of the Sixth Women’s Pan American Cup gathered up at the Central Square of the City on a night crowned by one spectacular fireworks show.

Mr. Jesus Cavazos Ceballos, in the company of local municipal authorities and executives of the NORCECA and the South American Volleyball Confederations, pronounced a speech where he remarked the hospitality of the people of Colima and their passion for volleyball.

He repeatedly welcomed the delegations and invited players and delegates to enjoy the friendly environment of this city in the southwest of Mexico.

Groups of cheerleaders in folkloric attire gave to the occasion a special touch, chanting in favour of the twelve teams participating in the event starting on Thursday.

After the ceremony, Governor Cavazos Ceballos invited the delegates and special guests to visit his offices located at the Government Palace, a well maintained colonial building, where he talked about good life conditions of people in the State of Colima, the high level of employment and the low rate of criminality.

At the end of the visit, he posed for pictures accompanied by Mr. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and Professor Alejandro Salinas de la Garza, presidents of NORCECA and the Mexican Federation respectively.

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