SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic.- The Mayor of the National District, David Collado, launched this past Wednesday a photo exhibit in the Town Hall and Parque Colón of the Olde City, which renders tribute to the Olympic, Pan-American and Paralympic national athletes.
The showcase is composed of images taken from the book “GLORIES: Going for the Gold” and the corporate agenda “The Inclusion Games,” edited a few months ago by INICIA on occasion of the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Dominican Olympic Committee.
“We want all tourists and residents visiting our Olde City to view the images of all our sports glories, the ones responsible for making our nation proud and honorably defend our red-white-and-blue flag in each competition for which they represent the country,” so said Collado during his opening address.
Also, present were Sports Minister Danilo Díaz, the COD chairman Luisín Mejía, and the Executive Chairman and Managing Partner of INICIA and CRESO, Felipe Vicini.
During his speech in thanks for the activity, Vicini highlighted the efforts made by the firm he represents through CRESO.
“This program invests directly in the educational and professional development of 78 athletes since its foundation over 5 years ago. We have triumphantly participated in two Olympic Games: London 2012 and Rio 2016, and we are preparing, with the support of the Sports Ministry and the COD, to aim for Tokyo 2020,” Vicini said.
Vicini also invited other entrepreneurs to join CRESO, and seized the occasion to distinguish José Joaquín Puello for his trajectory and his victory in winning chair of the COEPA.
Once the showcase was launched, the attendees witnessed a Tae Kwon Do demo match starring Gabriel Mercedes, one of the Pekin 2008 medalists, and Luisito Pie, bronze medal winner in Rio 2016.
The expo will be open to the public all throughout May, and as announced, INICIA will also launch an expo, hosted in the Inter-American Development Bank, as part of the activities program for Dominican Week in the U.S, organized by the AmCham.
CRESO is a non-profit organization that consists of the Dominican business community that invests in the development of a high-performance olympic athletic platform, accompanied by academic training of the athletes. VICINI, together with the Dominican Olympic Committee, is responsible for creating CRESO and achieving the involvement of 9 other leading companies that also invest in this program.