NORCECA donates equipment for Pan Am Cup in Santo Domingo



SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, June 15, 2016 – The NORCECA Confederation has donated to the Organizing Committee of the XV Women’s Pan American Cup all the volleyball equipment to be used during the event to take place in Santo Domingo from June 30 to July 11.


The volleyball goods which include Molten volleyballs, antennas, ball carts, manual scoreboards and court lines, were presented by NORCECA President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz to Major General Elvis Feliz Pérez, Chief Commander of the Dominican Air Force and president of the organizing committee, and Ramon Garcia, president of the Dominican Republic Volleyball Federation.


“This is the kind of donation we make annually to the hosting national federation,” Marte Hoffiz said. “The sporting goods will be distributed at the end of the tournament to all 32 local associations to help the promotion of the practice of volleyball in the country.”


Commander Feliz Perez thanked NORCECA and commented on the support the organizing committee has received from different sources


“This is an important contribution from NORCECA well ahead of the start of the competition,” Feliz Pérez said. “We appreciate the assistance from NORCECA and its authorities as well as the cooperation we are receiving from the private corporations of the Dominican Republic as well as public institutions.”


The president of the organizing committee convened all the volleyball fans to attend to the six daily matches during the Pan American Cup to enjoy what he considers will be an unforgettable experience.


“All the volleyball fans are invited to support this event of high quality,” he said. “The experience will be unforgettable with twelve great women’s teams from all over the Americas competing in Santo Domingo.”


“We are practically ready to receive all the delegations and the organizing committee continues to work with all the commissions to make of this event a complete success,” he added.


Garcia praised the contribution of NORCECA and expressed gratitude for granting the Dominican Federation to host the event.


“NORCECA and its president Marte Hoffiz has played a key role in the organization of the event helping with the cost of the transportation of the international officials and referees and dealing with our governmental authorities the coverage of lodge and meals of all delegations,” Garcia said.


The Barcelo Lina hotel, located at walking distance to the main competition venue, will be the official hotel for all the delegations, referees and authorities from the Pan American Volleyball Union.


At the end of the ceremony attended by the local press, the organizers exhibited a promotional video clip of the event.