Organizers present plaque to Ernesto Veloz

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 1, 2021 – The President of NORCECA Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, accompanied by Ramon Garcia and Amos Anglade, president of the Dominican Volleyball Federation and Tournament Director, respectively, presented a plaque of recognition to Mr. Ernesto Veloz for his long contribution as organizer of the Punta Cana stage of the NORCECA Circuit.

Marte Hoffiz praised the key participation of Mr. Veloz to establish Punta Cana as one traditional stop of the continental tour.

Mr. Veloz thanked the volleyball authorities and the managers of the Impressive Hotel in Punta Cana for hosting the U-23 players of both genders hailing from eleven countries who are competing for six spots towards the inaugural Pan American Junior Games from November 25 to December 5.

The general technical meeting opened with the show of merengue presented by the dancing group of the Impressive Hotel, whose general director Radhames Martinez attended the ceremony as well as Ivan Guilamo, president of the Volleyball Association of La Altagracia province and Hoger de Leon, mayor of Villa Tapia as special guest.

Luis José Jimenez Lao, technical director, explained the competition system stating that the 10 women teams will play in two pools of five and the 11 men teams will be divided into three pools, two of four pairs and one of three.

The action kicks off at 9:00 A.M. on Friday and Saturday to determine the teams advancing to the final qualification round on Sunday.