Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- History was made Saturday during the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAMDR) Anniversary Golf Cup, its first competition where Hiram Silfa and Francisco Acosta took first place with 62 strokes.
The Cup marks AMCHAMDR’s 19th anniversary, whose first edition was dedicated to Frank Ranieri, Chamber president from 1986 to 1988.
In his keynote speech AMCHAMDR president Máximo Vidal lauded Ranieri’s work to develop the icon tourism destination. He recalled that only dirt roads existed when the project started and required many other sacrifices. "We can give you the most honest and heartfelt thank you for everything you’ve done for the Dominican Republic to develop and promote Punta Cana."
When presented a plaque together with members of the AMCHAMDR La Altagracia Provincial Committee, Vidal called said Ranieri an example of vision, hard work and sacrifice accompanied by impeccable integrity.
AMCHAMDR executive vice president William Malamud congratulated and thanked the participants for their support to carry out all social actions of social responsibility in the area, and showed video where success stories of the program Mano con Mano (Hand in Hand).
Manuel Luna and George Riley, 63 strokes;Marcel Olivares and Julio de Jesús, 65; Danilo Diaz and Manuel Ovalle 65.
AES Dominicana, Barrick Pueblo Viejo, Citi, Claro, Cementos Panam (Grupo Estrella), Implementos & Maquinarias (IMCA), Marítima Dominicana, Pasteurizadora Rica, Progreso, Squire Pattons Boggs, Volvo, Marti PG Petroleum Group, Industrias Metálicas del Caribe, Jet Blue, Seguros Banreservas.