Futbol Academy reaches the Dominican Republic
1, 2011 (RELEASE) --
came a week early for 300 young Dominican soccer players. Through the
generosity of the Toronto-based ANB Futbol Academy members and Scotiabank,
hundreds of gently used uniforms and soccer equipment were distributed to two
soccer clubs in Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. The clubs
represent the some of the most underprivileged players of the Spanish-speaking
Centro del Talentos del Fútbol infantil de la Zona Oriental
(CT-FINZO) and Club Dominguito held their annual Christmas
celebrations last weekend. To help celebrate the event, Marcelo Almeida
(ex-Scotiabanker and coach of ANB Futbol Academy) contacted Dinardo
Lalo Rodriguez (former Dominican national team player) to request
that the uniforms be distributed to the players as an early Christmas gift.
Using its international presence and strong relationship, Scotiabank in Toronto
(Roy Rodriguez, Sr. Mgr., Philanthropy) and in the Dominican Republic (Irma
Marte, Sr. Mgr., Marketing), ensured 13 boxes full of soccer supplies were
safely delivered to those most in need.
En nombre del fútbol infantil de la Republica Dominicana, y en
especial del que practican los niños del Club Dominguito y CT-FINZO,
agradecemos la confianza depositada en nosotros por estas instituciones
dijo Lalo Rodríguez , en momento en que resaltó que los
cientos de uniformes que hemos recibido y entregado, están en las manos
de niños de escasos recursos que valoran como la prenda más
preciosa cada uno de estos artículos recibidos.
Translation:- In the name of Dominican youth soccer, and especially the
young players who train at Club Dominguito and CT-FINZO, we truly appreciate
the trust placed by these companies, said Lalo Rodriguez, who continued,
the hundreds of uniforms that we have received and handed out are in the
hands of needy young boys, who value each article as the most priceless gift
they have received this year.
We anticipate making this a yearly event and plans are already underway
to collect used soccer clothing so that another delivery can be made in 2011.
Thanks to Scotiabank for making this possible as well as to Lalo and Pascascio,
true ambassadors of the beautiful game in the Dominican Republic. says
Marcelo Almeida. As a side note, the President of Club Dominguito has
instructed all players to wear their new uniforms starting at their next
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the collection of used
soccer equipment and further distribution.
ANB academy's vision is to become Canadas leading soccer development
organization. Its mission is to identify Canadian soccer talent, and to
maximize the potential of players at any level, through professional coaching
For more information on the programs offered by ANB academy, check out our
website site at www.anbfutbol.com or by telephone at 905-313-8661 or via e-mail