National Police Summer Program
In January, the National Police started a program called “Happy Summer” (Verano Feliz) in which 60 children will participate from the Bastimentos and Saigon communities, as well as Deportivo AVI and the San Francisco Futbol Club. These activities, developed by the National Police, and primarily by the Isla Colon Sub-Station together with the local community, target the involvement of youth on vacation from school in healthy and positive activities. The program will use the Juan Chen Stadium, the Saigon Beach, and the Municipal Gymnasium thanks to the generous support of the Hotel Gran Bahia, DEBASA Distributors, and Aguas de la Montaña.
This past December, the Isla Colon Sub-Station of the National Police contacted Mr. Luis Rodriguez, an Isla Colon resident, about ways he could support the Los Tiburones boxing program on Isla Colon. Mr. Rodriguez stated that he was in contact with the current World Boxing Association flyweight and bantamweight super champion Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno, who visited Isla Colon along with his wife, Rouss Laguna, daughter of boxing legend, Ismael Laguna. They came on January 4, for a conversation with 2nd Sargent Martin Sanchez and to visit the installations where the youth boxing club practices. After this visit, Chemito Moreno promised to buy new equipment to donate to the Los Tiburones Boxing Club. On the 29th of January, the champion, followed through with his promise and the equipment was donated at a boxing event in the park. Chemito Moreno also promised his continued support for the youth and all the boxing fans of Isla Colon.