Successful First Independence Volleyball Cup in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, February 27, 2024. – In one of its first competitive activities, the Dominican Volleyball Association in Puerto Rico held the first Independence Cup over the weekend.

The Independence Volleyball  Cup is part of the Dominican Republic Independence festivities during February. The Patriotic Day of the neighboring country is  on February 27.

The event featured a guest team from the Dominican Republic who were the ‘Primas’ de Villa Tapia, who emerged as champions after dominating in the final. The Garabito, Yeye Clinic and TOVC teams also participated.

 In the final, Villa Tapia defeated TOVC 25-23, 25-21.

 “It was a great event, very happy to be the first one organized by the Association. There was a great atmosphere with four teams, and on Sunday we had a visit from Dominican Republic’s Consul, Cesar Cedeño, who stayed the whole day,” said the president of the Dominican Volleyball Association in Puerto Rico, Rafael Paniagua.

 The other results of the Cup were: Las Primas  vs. Garabito (25-8, 25-7), TOVC vs. Yeye Clinic (25-22, 21-25, 17-15), Las Primas  vs. TOVC  (26-24, 22- 25, 25-23) and TOVC vs. Garabito (25-14, 22-25, 15-6).

The Dominican Volleyball Association in Puerto Rico was founded on July 8, 2022 and is member of the Dominican Volleyball Federation (FEDOVOLI).

The Executive Committee sworn in by Ramon Alexis García (President of FEDOVOLI) is made up, together with Paniagua, of Adalberto Bejarán, Executive Vice President; Yeddys Pérez, technical vice president; Atty. Carlos Beltrán Ríos, general secretary; Dr. Carlos Pérez, treasurer; Atty. Viviana Diaz Saviñón, recording secretary; Karina Rivera, logistics; Juan Garabito Matos, first member, Dr. Ángeles Alonso, second member and Atty. Carlos Beltrán, advisor.