Jorge Pérez Vento honored in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 1, 2019 – Cuban-born former coach Jorge Pérez Vento who started the development program of female volleyball in the Dominican Republic in the last decade of the past century was honored on Sunday in recognition for his valuable services.

Perez Vento, who adopted the Dominican citizenship, received a plaque in a ceremony held before the start of the first match of the Final Series of the Dominican Superior League.

Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, president of the Female Project of the Dominican Federation, pronounced a speech in which he mentioned the highlights of the stint of Perez Vento at the helm of the Dominican teams that ran from 1994 to 2002.

Many of the players who started their careers under the coaching of Perez Vento attended the ceremony including Cosiris Rodriguez, Milagros Cabral, Nuris Arias, Annerys Vargas, Prisilla Rivera and Yudelkis Bautista.

A visibly moved Perez Vento pronounced a few words recalling the many hours of work spend during those years of rebuilding the Dominican female volleyball while receiving greetings from his many friends in the country.