NORCECA contributes to Dominican Republic Border Games


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, May 7, 2014 – The NORCECA Volleyball Confederation donated all the volleyball and beach volleyball equipment to be used in the First Dominican Border Games organized by the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee.


NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz and DR Olympic Committee President Luis Mejía Oviedo attended a ceremony held at the premises of the Olympic Committee in Santo Domingo.


“We in NORCECA are always open to cooperate to the expansion of volleyball and beach volleyball and this is an excellent scenario to promote our sports in these five provinces of the Dominican Republic competing in the games,” Marte Hoffiz said.


The western provinces of Montecristi, Dajabón, Elías Piña, Jimaní and Pedernales all have borders with Haiti in the Hispaniola Island shared by the two countries.


“We appreciate the support of NORCECA for this first edition of the Border Games dedicated to the memory of Roque Napoleon Muñoz, the president ad vitam of our Olympic Committee,” Mejía Oviedo said. “I am quite sure this contribution will be welcomed by the volleyball associations taking part in the competition.”


“Our goal is to have well organized games in the U23 age group following all the standards of each sport so we also appreciate the collaboration we are receiving from NORCECA with the necessary equipment and the technical advice,” Mejía Oviedo added.


The First Dominican Border Games will take place during the weekends from June 13 to July 13 in different sites of the five provinces.