Welcoming of the NORCECA Beach Tour at opening ceremony in La
LA PAZ, Mexico, June 7, 2019.- Representatives of Baja
Calirfornia Sur Governor’s office, Sports’ Institute and
Volleyball Association, accompanied Hilda Gaxiola, Beach
Coordinator of the Mexican Volleyball Federation and Daymian
Stewart, NORCECA competition director for a warm welcoming of
the fourth edition of La Paz Beach Tournament during the opening
A parade of the twenty five teams taking part of the fifth leg
of the NORCECA Beach Tour initiated the ceremony, followed by
the solemn Mexican flag honors escorted by members of the
Mexican Navy in Baja California Sur.
Professor Hector Jimenez Marquez, Secretary of Public Education
was in charge of the welcoming speech, expressing the great
satisfaction that the Sport Institute of Baja California Sur has
on hosting the event for the fourth year in a row.
Daymian Stewart, on behalf of NORCECA President Cristobal Marte
Hoffiz said “I like to thank the people and government of La Paz
for hosting one of the best stops of the NORCECA Tour; this is a
beautiful tournament, I am privileged to be here and I will
ensure a successful finish”.
Former Olympic Beach Volleyball player, Hilda Gaxiola, gave
greetings on behalf of the Mexican Federation President Jesus
Perales Navarro and asked everyone to join in applauding to La
Paz fans for their hospitality and exceptional behavior, “we
feel at home in La Paz, your support is deeply appreciated”.
Gabriela Velazquez de Mendoza, wife of Baja California Sur
Governor Carlos Mendoza Davis and on his behalf, was in charge
of inaugurating the tournament with joyful words enjoyed by
everyone at the Malecon Beach of La Paz.
Also taking part of the opening ceremony was the Director of
Sports in La Paz Guillermo Ortalejo Hernandez, Ruben Muñoz
Alvarez representative of the La Paz City Hall, Jose Avila
Geraldo General Director of Baja California Sur Sports Institute
and Nubia Estella Barranza
Anaya, president of the Baja California Sur Volleyball