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IDB Group and partners promote youth and community development through sports

The president of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Inter-American Investment Corporation, Luis Alberto Moreno; the Governor of Quintana Roo, Mexico, Félix González Canto; and various personalities from the business, arts and sports world will participate in an event for youth in the Leona Vicario community. The initiative aims to show how sports and culture serve as a tool for youth development and to highlight their contributions through community service.

The goal of this event is to emphasize how sports can help youth to improve self-esteem, employability and teamwork. Furthermore, it promotes conflict resolution, violence prevention and social inclusion at the community level.

Participants will visit the community and take part in a series of activities. These include the inauguration of a sports facilities, with a baseball field and futsal (indoor soccer), basketball and volleyball courts; the laying of the foundation stone of the future House of Culture, the ribbon cutting of a renovated library; a cultural and gastronomic fair; and a brief artistic presentation of Colombian singer Fonseca. 


Thursday, March 18th, 2010 from12:00 pm to 2:30 p.m. (Mexico Central Time)




Futsal Court


Community of Leona Vicario, Town of Benito Juárez


Quintana Roo, México


(one block from the community of Leona Vicario on the federal highway Cancun-Merida)




Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank


Jacques Rogozinski, General Manager of the Inter-American Investment Corporation


Cecilia Ramos, IDB Executive Director for Mexico and Dominican Republic


Félix González Canto, Governor of the State of Quintana Roo


Gregorio Martínez Sánchez, Mayor of Benito Juárez


Oliva Medina Gab, Leona Vicario Municipal Delegate


Fonseca, Colombian singer


Pepe Montaño, Driver of Mexico NASCAR race


Federico Vilar, Archer of Atlante Athletic Club


Iris Mora, Soccer player of the Mexico Women’s National Team


Galia Moss, Sailor


Jack Brewer y Rolando Cantú, former NFL players


Other Partners in the Community Project: Foundation Sabritas / PepsiCo Mexico, MTV Latin America, MasterCard, Microsoft, CEMEX, National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE - Mexico), and Global Youth Service Day


Transportation to the venue will be provided for members of the press leaving from the Convention Center - Cancun at 10:30 a.m. sharp. Boulevard Kukulcan Km 9, Hotels area, Cancun Center, Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank, Cancun, Quintana Roo. Mexico. C.P. 77500.

Reporters and camera crews are required to arrive 15 minutes early.

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