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Huge Mini-Volley Fest organized in Dominican Republic

Four hundred Dominican girls took part in the Mini-Volley Festival organized in Santo Domingo as part of the development program of the national federation in collaboration with NORCECA
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, September 15, 2014- The NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in the Dominican Republic in collaboration with the Dominican Republic National Federation organized a three-day Mini-Volley Festival with the participation of more than 400 girls hailing from the 32 provinces of the country.

The event was dedicated to the honor of Cosiris Rodriguez, the former captain of the Dominican Republic Women’s Team who is now starting a career as a coach.

During the three-day event the girls took part in volleyball matches as well as different cultural and recreational activities.

The NORCECA Confederation, continuing with the implementation and follow up of its development program, donated all the necessary sport equipment for the success of this annual activity held in Santo Domingo.

Luis Mejia Oviedo, president of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee, attended the ceremony and addressed encouraging words to the hundred of girls during the opening ceremony of the festival at the Volleyball Complex of Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center in the Dominican capital.

Nelson Ramirez, director of the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in the Dominican Republic, highlighted the importance of this kind of grass root activities as a unique way to attract young people to the practice of sports and contribute to their health and education.

Rodriguez, who retired in 2010 after a long international career, expressed her gratitude to the volleyball authorities in the country for the dedicatory to her of such important activity, and invited all the participating girls to enjoy and have fun playing volleyball.

This year, the Development Center in Dominican Republic has organized two Volleyball Festivals as well as a Beach Volleyball Camp. 

Ramirez announced that next week, the same institutions will organize a Mini-Volley Festival for Boys with the same number of participants from all provinces of the country.


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