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Launch of the Business Cup “For the Smile of a Child”

The Business Cup, “For the Smile of a Child,” kicked off this Saturday, September 7, with the participation of twelve teams that will compete to continue Turning Tears into Smiles for the benefit of children suffering from burns.

This sports initiative is promoted by APROQUEN in conjunction with Zona Deportiva with the aim of raising funds and contributing to the rehabilitation of children with burns.

“We invite Nicaraguans to be part of this Business Cup, which they can enjoy in the company of family or friends in Zona Deportiva,” said Hector Gaitan, Director of APROQUEN Donations.

The teams that will play are made up of collaborators of the companies: Autonica; Vivian Pellas Hospital; Avanz; Coral; Aproque-Hemco; Bombaso Pacas; Liquor Company; Casa Pellas; SER San Antonio; Team Apollo FC (Mr. Roger Riguero); ANF (American Nicaraguan Foundation) and DICEGSA.

“The Cup will take place in four phases.  The first is the regular stage of all teams against all; the second, a quarter-final; the third is the semi-final stage; and the fourth the grand finale,” said Francisco Jarquin, representative of Zona Deportiva.

This event is sponsored by the awards company Premia and juices D’Frutta distributed by Compañia Cervecera de Nicaragua (CCN).

APROQUEN is a non-profit organization whose vision is to lead in the transformation of lives through a quality treatment based on innovation and research for children with burns, as well as cleft lip and palate in Central America. In 28 years more than 605,000 free health services have been provided, highlighted by more than 37,498 surgeries and 305,851 rehabilitation services.