The cooperation was made to help the celebration and rescue of the provincial tournament, after 15 years without taking place.
Major General Edward Sánchez González, in his capacity as director of the National Police, presided over the delivery of the equipment to the president of the Baseball Association, Manuel Frías, during the inauguration ceremony held at the Tato Martínez stadium.
The director general of the police was accompanied by the commander of the Northern Regional Directorate, General Jacinto Minaya Herrera and Colonel Jacobo Mateo Moquete, director of Sports of the police force.
He delivered 14 dozen balls, baseball bats and other sports equipment donated by the Yankee Academy in the country to the Puerto Plata Baseball Association.
Sánchez González thanked the support that this organization has been giving to the institution of order in the sports activities that it organizes at the national level.
Sánchez González reiterated his gratitude to this major league organization because it is allowing the Police to provide sports tools to children and adolescents, as well as to give orientation talks so that they do not fall into conflicts with the law.
The donation is part of the support that this organization offers to the institution of order to the activities that the department of sports is carrying out with the children and adolescents of the neighborhoods of the capital and the interior of the country.
Manuel Frías thanked the director of the Police and defined as great the contribution, emphasizing that the balls will be used in the provincial superior tournament.
Frías congratulated Major General Sánchez González for his support to sports. He exhorted him to continue with the service in favor of children and adolescents, while asking him to maintain the support with sports equipment, as he has been doing as part of a joint work carried out by the Police with the Ministry of Sports and its minister Francisco Camacho.
The Police director instructed the sports commander Mateo Moquete to coordinate future actions in Puerto Plata in support of children’s baseball.
The activity was also attended by a commission of the Puerto Plata Fire Department, presided over by its commander Diógenes Marcado, who also received baseball donations for the celebration of the little league tournament to be held this coming May to commemorate the anniversary of its founding.
Police win friendly game
The activity included the celebration of a friendly game between the Police team and a team from Monte Llano, won by the agents with a score of 13 runs for 3.
Felipe Hernández was the pitcher of record as starter and Gilberto Sánchez took the loss.
Several young players from the region, recently signed by different Major League organizations, played for Monte Llano and received advice and guidance about the road ahead from Colonel Mateo Moquete.