The Chair at Creando Sueños Olímpicos, Felipe Vicini and Luis Oviedo, chairman of the Dominican Olympic Committee, presented the CRESO Program to the Chair of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, who seemed very interested in the initiative driven by key private companies of the Dominican Republic.
During the Meet & Greet hosted in the Corporate Office of INICIA, founding partner of CRESO, the International Olympic Committee chairman learned about how the program began in 2009, and how since then it has continued growing and formalizing until presently reaching a total of nine (9) investor companies and 92 beneficiary athletes and 15 different disciplines.
“To all the companies that invest in CRESO, our sole interest is to help our athletes reach their Olympic dreams, and become leaders to our future generations, in exchange for them to complete their education and prepare for a post-athletic life”, Vicini explained to Ilic.
Meanwhile, Luisín Mejía explained that CRESO has been the helping hand that has come to strategically complement the investments made by the State in high-performance athletes. “Now the COD, the Sports Ministry and the private sector work together in a strategic plan that has already begun to render positive outcomes, and whose sole goal are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games”, so explained the Dominican Olympic Committee chairman.
The Meet & Greet served as a space to share experiences from other athletic investment programs, such as ADO Chile, where Ilic had the opportunity to work closely with for several years, while serving as Chair of the Chilean Olympic Committee.
Once the Meet ended, Vicini and Mejía seized the moment to personally gift an edition of the book GLORIAS, which INICIA published last year, in tribute to the 70years of the Dominican Olympic Committee.
CRESO is a non-profit entity, which invests in the sports development of Dominican high-performance athletes, combined with an academic education. The investors of CRESO are: CENTRAL ROMANA CORPORATION, CLARO, FERQUIDO, BANCO POPULAR DOMINICANO, GRUPO RICA, GRUPO SID, GRUPO UNIVERSAL, TOTAL DOMINICANA and INICIA.