Thursday, 13 Jun 2024

Badminton Pan America

SANTO DOMINGO, April 26, 2017 – As part of its commitment to enhance the national sport of badminton, the Dominican Badminton Federation has collaborated with the Foundation “A Look of Love” (Una Mirada de Amor) to launch a pilot program. This initiative is being carried out in conjunction with the celebration of the first 17 provincial tournaments of the year and is sponsored by the Ministry of Sports and the Japanese Cooperation Agency (JICA).

The integral development process is being coordinated by Linabel Cordones, Executive Director of “A Look of Love,” and has the support and validation of the Dominican Olympic Committee. The first province to participate in this program was Azua de Compostela, where 102 athletes and their families took part in group dynamics that aimed to foster their spiritual, psychological, and emotional growth.

Following the program’s introduction, the athletes began their qualifying tournament for the Regional Championship, which will be held in the South. The tournament will provide a platform for up to 48 young athletes to compete against players from Ocoa, Baní, and San Cristobal on May 21st.

“We are not only bringing sport to our communities but also sowing a legacy that will shape the leaders of our country’s present and future,” said Generoso Castillo, President of FEDOBAD.

The team responsible for this program includes teachers Ito Kota (a JICA volunteer), Orlando Cala (a Cuban coach assigned by MIDEREC), Efraín Fabián (Regional Coordinator of FEDOBAD), and Arisleyda Matos and Alberto Sanchez, the President and Secretary of the Azua Badminton Association, respectively.

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The next associations to benefit from this program will be San Pedro de Macoris and La Romana on April 29th, followed by Hato Mayor and El Seibo on April 30th. The program will also expand to the National District, Santo Domingo, and San Cristobal on May 6th.

“A Look of Love through Badminton in DR” is a program that is being implemented in the 17 regions of the country. Its main objective is to promote the development of Dominican children by strengthening family relationships and using badminton as a channel for personal growth. The program aims to instill universal values such as leadership, personal care, love thy neighbor, self-love, teamwork, discipline, self-esteem, and life projects, among others.

The program also seeks to break the cycle of poverty, promote the value of giving, gratitude for life, self-respect, and respect for authority figures. It aims to generate and stimulate participation in sports, education, culture, and art as avenues for learning and expanding the mind. Through community teams and regional leaders, the program aims to awaken a desire to create harmony and beauty in the environment and to connect with gratitude and joy for life.

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