May 16, 2022
The Pan American Sports Organization, Panam Sports, awarded Felipe Vicini, chair of Creando Sueños Olímpicos (Creso), in recognition of the work done by the organization in support of sports in the Dominican Republic.
The recognition plaque was presented by the president of Panam Sports, Neven Ilic, who highlighted the work that Creso has done for 12 years supporting Dominican athletes and its positive impact on the country’s performance in sports, both in the Pan American Games and in the Olympic Games.
“Felipe Vicini has set an example for all the countries of the continent of how sports and development can be promoted from the private sector, as has been done in the Dominican Republic through Creso; and you Dominicans should feel more than proud of seeing how that work has paid off.”
Vicini expressed his gratitude for the award and said he would share it with the other Creso partner companies that share the vision that a better country can be achieved through sports and education.
“Our goal goes beyond winning a medal; we want to forge leaders and to complement the State’s role through Miderec, and be an ally of the Olympic Committee and its federations, so that Dominican athletes can be role models for young people and that when they reach the end of their sporting career they can enter the labor market and continue to contribute to our country.”
The recognition plaque was presented during a dinner offered by Creso to the members of the Panam Sports’ Executive Committee, which was holding a meeting in Santo Domingo, attended by the Minister of Sports, Francisco Camacho; the chair of the Dominican Olympic Committee, Antonio Acota; the chair of Centro Caribe Sports, Luis Mejía Oviedo; and Chile’s Minister of Sports, Alexandra Benado.
Creso is a non-profit organization that invests in the development of high-performance Dominican Olympic athletes, together with academic training. Creso’s investment partners are Central Romana Corporation, Claro, Farmacia Carol, Ferquido, Martí, Banco Popular Dominicano, Grupo Rica, Grupo Rizek, Grupo SID, Grupo Universal, Total dominicana and Inicia.