New York Mexican Sports Federation is Inaugurated

 

Adam Lázaro-Fortoso, president of the Federación Deportiva Mexicana de Nueva York, and Sandra Fuentes-Berain, consul general of Mexico in New York (center) (Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

Adam Lázaro-Fortoso, president of the Federación Deportiva Mexicana de Nueva York, and Sandra Fuentes-Berain, consul general of Mexico in New York (center) (Photo by Héctor Calderón via Diario de México)

After several efforts, la Federación Deportiva Mexicana de Nueva York (the Mexican Sports Federation of New York) is finally a reality.

In the presence of General Consul Sandra Fuentes-Berain and Adam Lázaro-Fortoso, who was recently named president of the organization, the Federation was inaugurated with the purpose of bringing together all Mexican sports leagues in the tri-state area.

The event, a historic occasion for Latino sports in the Big Apple, was held at the Consulate General of Mexico in New York.

Lázaro-Fortoso said that the Federation is starting off with 1,000 members. This number is expected to increase, as the organization plans to include all disciplines, and anyone who practices sports will be allowed to join even if they are affiliated with other clubs or federations. Athletes with disabilities will also be welcome.

Meanwhile, Consul Fuentes-Berain pointed out the importance of this brand new organization, saying that it is a great opportunity not just to practice sports but to unite all sports leagues in the tri-state area.

“The Mexican community has grown in the past few years, but we need more unity. This Federation emerges as a valid alternative to come together under the umbrella of all sports disciplines,” said Fuentes-Berain during the ceremony.

Lázaro-Fortoso thanked the consul for her efforts, and pointed out that her work will leave a significant mark in sports. “All of us who form the Federation are more than certain that, as the days go by, more people and institutions will join us.”

“I also want to take the time to thank the consul for the support she has always lent us. While she will leave her post soon, she will stay in our hearts forever,” added Lázaro-Fortoso.

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