During the Dominican Week in U.S Activities Program, a photo exhibit was inaugurated, featuring images taken from the latest publication edited by INICIA.
Washington, D.C.- The atrium located in the headquarters of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) hosted the new photo exhibit for the book “GLORIES: Going for the Gold” and “The Inclusion Games,” as part of the formal commencement of the 25th Dominican Week in US (SemDomUSA), an initiative led by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AmChamDR).
The showcase is based on the most recent publications by INICIA in December 2016, which render tribute to the Olympic, Pan-American and Paralympic national athletes. Both publications were edited on occasion of the 70th anniversary since the foundation of the Dominican Olympic Committee.
Amid the activity, the managing partner of INICIA, Felipe Vicini, referred to the showcase as “our effort to distinguish those heroes that make our nation proud in every competition that they represent their country. Because it is our OLYMPIC GLORIES, who are the true protagonists of this story.” Vicini also explained to all attendees how the CRESO program works, investing directly in 78 high-performance athletes, all of them Dominican-born, and the reason why a meeting was held between the IDB and Georgetown University with hopes to expanding said program.
Olympic medalist Gabriel Mercedes spoke midway at the event and thanked on behalf of all Dominican athletes for this recognition abroad. “WE ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF CRESO and see how our stories are being told by way of this showcase in Washington; this must serve as motivation for all athletes headed towards greatness, so that they continue striving to achieve their Olympic dream,” Mercedes said during his speech.