Last Friday, September 30th, the Puerto Rico Islanders participated in the inauguration of the newly formed Dr. Fransico Manrique Cabrera School in Bayamon. The school was previously known as Rexville Superior, but the new institution will specialize in the arts and the development of sport. The project was developed by the governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuno, the Department of Recreation and Sports, the Department of Education and the City of Bayamon.
Alexis Rivera, Noah Delgado and Marco Velez all participated in the parade celebrating the opening of the new school. They also took the time to sign autographs and take pictures with the future athletes and artists of Puerto Rico.
"It's nice to know that things are being done so that the youth of Puerto Rico can develop in sports and in the arts. In the future, the Island will have important people and a lot of athletes. It's was also cool to see how all the students received us, it shows how much soccer is growing in Puerto Rico. They are adding soccer to a lot of sports academies in Puerto Rico. It's great to see that evolution," said Alexis Rivera, defender for the Puerto Rico Islanders
"I understand that it's very exciting for our students. It's an extraordinary model for them. They are very proud and excited to have the Puerto Rico Islanders here. I understand the team was very accessible and you could see it with the interaction with the kids. It was excellent," said Vilma Deliz Diaz, principal of the Dr. Fransico Manrique School of sports and the arts.