Camacho wishes teams luck in the final Christmas Festival

The Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho, urged this Friday to compete with all the effort and discipline to the representative teams of the different regions of the country that advanced to the final of the first Christmas Sports Festival 2021, which will be awarded with attractive cash prizes and with tickets to attend the concert that Romeo Santos and Grupo Aventura will offer this Sunday at the Félix Sánchez Olympic Stadium.

Engineer Camacho congratulated each of the classified teams, wishing them luck and considered winners from now on because upon reaching the last stretch of the fair that was held simultaneously in 158 municipalities of the country they have secured prizes of 25 thousand, 50 thousand and 100 thousand pesos.

“The winners are all those who are participating this weekend in the grand finale of an event that was organized in record time of 20 days,” he highlighted in the act held at the Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto, where he congratulated all the leaders, federated and technicians who have worked enthusiastically to make it happen.

Collectives from the Cibao Central, Cibao Nordeste, Cibao Noroeste, El Valle, Enriquillo, Este, Metropolitana and Valdesia regions paraded through the Media Naranja court.

When addressing them, Camacho urged them to give the extra because in their respective regions they expect them to arrive with the champion trophy and with the 250 thousand peso prize that is reserved for him in each of the modalities. The festival distributes prizes for more than 52 million pesos.

He stressed that for four weekends the event has brought sports, recreation and joy to the furthest reaches of the country, thus fulfilling the vision of President Luis Abinader.

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He stated that, given the success achieved in the Christmas Sports Festival, of which the president is aware, for the edition corresponding to 2022, work will be carried out six months in advance and the number of disciplines will be expanded.

Camacho made, at the end of the act, a tour of the facilities of the Juan Pablo Duarte Olympic Center where they compete from this Friday until next Sunday, as well as the dining room that supplies food to the hundreds of athletes from all over the country.

Other speakers

In the activity, Miguel Camacho, honorary sports advisor of the sports portfolio, also spoke, who congratulated the group of people from the National Technical Directorate, led by Neftalí Ventura, the immortal Heyda Joaquín, coordinator of the provincial directors , as well as the vice ministers who have taken part in the tournament for the wonderful experience that is about to end.

Dr. Joaquín, meanwhile, was in charge of the Olympic exhortation to the athletes during the act that was attended by Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of Centro Caribe Sports and IOC member; as well as Vice Ministers Franklin De la Mota, Kennedy Vargas, Juan Vila, Elvys Duarte, Leopoldo Portes, Johnny Peña and the director of Parni, José Paulino, among others.

In the contest they compete in baseball (category U-12); softball (open, both sexes); traditional basketball and 3 × 3 in both branches (U-23) and in women’s volleyball (U-16).


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