Kids Beach Festival praised as fantastic experience


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 16, 2014 – The two-day Kids Beach Volleyball Festival of Santo Domingo concluded on Tuesday with the organizers pondering it as a wonderful experience.


More than 100 boys and girls from public schools of the Dominican Republic capital, aged between 11-15 years-old, took part in the event which included basics of physical training, beach volleyball for youngsters and a few matches between those kids who showed better talents for the game.


“It was a fantastic two-day experience and everyone, from instructors to all participants, really enjoyed those two days of magic,” Danilo Mesa, Director of the Physical Education National Institute said at the closing ceremony. “It is something we need to repeat in other provinces of our country.”


The Kids Beach Volleyball Festival was organized by the Dominican Republic Volleyball Federation in collaboration with the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center, the NORCECA Confederation and the Physical Education Institute.


“Sports are considered part of education in our school system but we need to emphasize on these kinds of events to attract the attention of our boys and girls,” Mesa added.


Cuban instructor Osvaldo Abreu, who was the supervisor of the event with the assistance of Hector Romero and Yeuddys Perez, gave credit to the organizers and praised the school teachers who guided their pupils during the activity.


“It was a beautiful experience and I feel very proud as the instructor selected for the inaugural event,” Abreu said.


The primary and secondary public schools that took part in the festival were: Ramón Emilio Jimenez, Fabio Mota, San Vicente de Paul, Colombina Canario, Varias Luces, Orlando Martinez and Domingo Moreno Jimenez