Friendship First, Competition Later
ORLANDO, Florida, July 7, 2018 – There is a fiery sport rivalry
between Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic who form part of
the Greater Antilles whose islands are next to the other.
Nevertheless, players from the U18 Teams came together to pose
for a joint photo following the decisive match of the
International Division at the AAU National Volleyball
Championships last week.
They embraced the diplomatic slogan of Friendship First and
Competition Later when the Dominicans won the gold medal with a
2-1 victory over their Puerto Ricans opponents.
“We gladly posed with our friends from Puerto Rico because we
are here not only to win medals but to make friends and exchange
cultural customs,” said one of the players from the Dominican
Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic will compete again this
year at the Pan American Cup and the Central American and
Caribbean Games in Santo Domingo and Barranquilla, respectively.
The countries will be represented by their senior teams.
Hopefully, the same fraternity reigns over those two events
following the example set by their younger colleagues.