SAN JUAN – The President of the Puerto Rico Amateur Baseball Federation, José Quiles, received this Tuesday with joy and optimism the appointment of former Olympic athlete Ray Quiñones Vázquez as the new Secretary of the Sports and Recreation Department (DRD).
“I trust that this appointment represents a new beginning in relations between the Government of Puerto Rico and the main sports entities in the country. May we leave behind four disastrous years of poor execution and poor collaboration, ”Quiles said in a written statement.
“Ray Quiñones Vázquez is an athlete by birth, with the knowledge, the track record and the experience to lead the DRD. I harbor the hope that the new Secretary will extend the communication bridges with the Federations to effectively promote the development of sport in the communities with joint initiatives ”, added Quiles.
“I am very excited that DRD is led by an athlete with Ray’s knowledge and track record. Despite the difficulties and challenges we face as a country, the outlook is hopeful for sport. The Puerto Rico Baseball Federation is ready to work together with the designated Secretary of the DRD to work collaborative projects and promote sport as a tool that fosters peace and social coexistence, ”said the President of the Puerto Rico Amateur Baseball Federation.
“The designated Secretary of the DRD is a true athlete, one of those who knows the value of effort and genuine love for Puerto Rico, who knows what it means to defend the national colors with honor and pride. Because I know him, I can assure you, that unlike the last two who occupied the agency’s chair, Ray has never been too big for his uniform in sports, ‘Quiles concluded.