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EyeCandy: Team Puerto Rico Comes Out Swinging!

Posted on 08 July 2009 by GSV

Carried by Ivan Rodriguez‘s two-home run night and 4 1/3 strong innings from starter Javier Vazquez, the Puerto Rican national team shutout the Panamanians 7-0 in their first game of the 2009 World Baseball Classic.  Carlos Delgado homered off of Bruce Chen in the second inning to ignite the Puerto Rican offense and bring the raucous, sold-out crowd to a frenzy.

Puerto Rico looks to advance to the second round of the tournament with a win Monday versus the surprising Netherlands team (who completed quite a shocker earlier in the day).

For full results click here.

To read more about the World Baseball Classic, click here.


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Puerto Rico Open Official Press Release

Posted on 06 July 2009 by EyeFred


Photo by Shayan (USA)

Photo by Shayan (USA)

Let’s Play Two: PGA TOUR and
World Classic Baseball in Puerto Rico

By Nelson Silverio and Mark Stevens-PGA TOUR

March 4, 2009, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico — A sports fan’s dream is taking place in Puerto Rico next week as the world’s top athletes in golf and baseball converge on the Isle of Enchantment.  On March 7-11, Puerto Rico will host four international teams as a first-round site for the World Baseball Classic (WBC) at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan. On Thursday, March 12, the day after the WBC bracket’s championship game, 132 of the world’s finest golfers from 16 countries will begin play in the PGA TOUR’s second annual Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular.

The crack of the bat leads to the ball in the cup as the stars of the PGA TOUR will tackle the Trump International Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico March 12-15. Puerto Rico’s greatest golfer Juan “Chi-Chi” Rodriguez, an eight-time winner on the PGA TOUR, will return as tournament ambassador to hand out the trophy bearing his name.  The economic impact of the Puerto Rico Open on the island is significant. The Puerto Rico Open will be broadcasted in over 589 million households, in 231 countries and translated into 35 languages.  Additionally, the PGA TOUR players and their families, caddies and fans will be traveling to Puerto Rico to experience all the island has to offer, including El Yunque National Forest. Just across the street from Trump International Golf Club, El Yunque is currently in the running to become a New7Wonder of Nature.

The Puerto Rico Open field has combined for more than 100 PGA TOUR victories, including six major championships. U.S Open runner-up Rocco Mediate, Ryder Cup star J.B. Holmes and 18-year-old Tadd Fujikawa will be among those players battling defending champion Greg Kraft.  Mediate was defeated by Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open in a Monday playoff. Despite the loss, Mediate gained a legion of fans from around the world for his role in what has been described in media circles as one of the great major championships of all time.  Holmes, a two-time PGA TOUR champion, played for the United States at last year’s Ryder Cup, and is considered one of the top young stars on the PGA TOUR.

The teenager Fujikawa, a native of Hawaii, received a sponsor’s exemption to play in the Puerto Rico Open. Earlier this year, Fujikawa thrilled his hometown fans at the Sony Open in Hawaii with a third-round 8-under 62 to jump into contention at the event.  Fujikawa’s achievements on the course are all the more impressive considering he was born three months premature and doctors gave him a 50-50 chance of survival. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and was so small that he could fit in his grandfather’s palm.  Fujikawa, along with Rodriguez, will be hosting a Junior Clinic on Tuesday for local youth.

Hispanic Presence in the Field

Four golfers from Puerto Rico who played in the 2008 Puerto Rico Open are scheduled to participate: Max Alverio, Rafael Campos (amateur), Wilfredo Morales and Miguel Suárez.  Additionally, in an effort to showcase up-and-coming Latin American players, the tournament is extending exemptions to the winners of select Tour de Las Américas events. The four players receiving these exemptions are Manual Villegas, Antti Ahokas, Estanislao Goya and Felipe Aguilar Schuler.

Villegas won the 2008 Colombian and Argentinean Open, and is the brother of PGA TOUR professional Camilo Villegas, both from Colombia. Manuel who followed in Camilo’s footsteps by playing golf at the University of Florida will make his first start on the PGA TOUR.  Ahokas, a member of the PGA European Tour, won the 103° Abierto VISA de la República presentado por Peugeot in Argentina as well as the ECCO Tour Championship in Denmark in 2008.

Goya, a native of Argentina, won the 2008 Tour de las Americas Order of Merit. He posted a course record 61 at Bonaventure Country Club in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., besting Johnny Miller’s 32 year record score by one. He won twice more in 2008, at the 77 Abierto VISA del Centro Presentado por Personel, and the Apulia San Domenico Grand Final on the PGA European Tour’s Challenge Tour.  Schuler, a native Chilean, won the 2008 Chilean Open and the 2008 Abierto del Golf Club de los Leones on the Tour de Las Américas before winning his first PGA European Tour event at the 2008 Enjoy Jakarta Astro Indonesia Open.

Proceeds from the Puerto Rico Open presented by Banco Popular will support Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico, a charity that allows for the development of initiatives that are benefiting children and young adults who reside in the local community.  Following last year’s inaugural event, the tournament donated more than $200,000 to the local Rio Grande chapter. The Puerto Rico Open is also taking the opportunity to raise awareness about environmental protection and responsibility.  For more information or to buy tickets you may contact:  787-728-8500 or visit www.ticketpop.com.


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EyeCandy: EyeTour.com runners at the WB10K

Posted on 03 July 2009 by EyeFred

Puerto Rico is host to many sporting events each year, but most are not as high profile as the World’s Best 10K marathon, which has become in recent years a cultural phenomenon.  EyeTour decided to let its presence known in 2009′s event (you can see our EyeCandy photo gallery of the WB10K here) and sent our editorial team to follow two local runners ready to cross the WB10K finish line.  Our EyeTour.com ‘sponsored’ runners, Alexis Gómez (25 – Trujillo Alto, PR) and Daniel Blanco (27 – San Juan, PR), gave it their all – but in the end could not out-pace this year’s winner, Sammy Kitawara from Kenya who ran an astounding 27:26 official time for the race.  Both however, were able to compete the race admirably, with Danny coming in at 1056 with 52:54 total time and Alexis placing 1919 with 59:42.  We’d like to congratulate them both for reaching their individual goals and thank them for wearing our (super cool and ultra-limited edition) EyeTour.com logo shirts.  Don’t worry guys, we’ll get ‘em next year!


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EyeTour won the 2007 EnterPRize Business Plan Competition. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN!

Posted on 21 July 2008 by EyeFred

We want to urge our fellow entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico to get their thinking caps on and participate in this year’s EnterPRize Business Plan Competition. Ideas are had all the time by all kinds of people and many of them are good – even great! However, most of them are not written down, carefully thought out, researched or organized. EnterPRize provides the perfect opportunity for you to develop your idea and with the help of some of Puerto Rico’s brightest business minds, turn it into a working business plan for your company or startup. Best part is you can win money to help you along with your enterprise as well as some significant in-kind prizes such as office space, television advertising, billboard advertising, and more!

I’ve posted below some info about the competition so you can get on it pronto!



EnterPRize 2008 Business Plan Competition

The Business Plan Competition stage starts on August 4th, 2008.

The Business Plan Competition stage requires submitting an Executive Summary which includes seven (7) elements. These elements require in-depth analysis and planning:

1. The Company and Product/Service proposed
2. Industry, Target Market and Customers
3. Competitive Landscape and Positioning
4. Execution
5. Team
6. Risk Analysis
7. Financial Model and Financing Requirements

Due Date: SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2008

What’s in it for you?

1. $50k in Cash Prizes: $25,000 1st Place / $15,000 2nd Place / $10,000 3rd Place
2. In-kind Prizes: Attorney Services, Accounting Services, Office Space & Advertising
3. Networking Opportunities with investors, business community & potential customers
4. World Class resources to help you to develop your business plan
5. Mentorship Program that gives you access to real & successful entrepreneurs

Want to be part of the EnterPRize 2008 Business Idea Competition?

Visit: www.enterprizepr.com

EnterPRize Group in Facebook



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Announcements: October 2007

Posted on 30 July 2007 by EyeFred

EyeTour Puerto Rico has been selected as one of fifteen semi-finalists in Puerto Rico’s EnterPRize Business Plan 2007 competition! We want to congratulate the other groups that made the cut and hope to learn more about their projects soon.

EyeTour Puerto Rico has moved to a (harder), better, faster, (stronger) server managed by our friends at ML Studio (Qoodos.com). What it means for you? Faster and more reliable downloads and a better experience all around – so visit us once more and download until your iPod is full!

EyeTour ‘How To Make Alcapurrias’ video is now online at KitchenCaravan.com! Watch it there and learn a thing or two about cooking! The girls at Kitchen Caravan have prepared an episode full of Puerto Rican inspired cooking, including a ‘Cafe con leche’ Flan, Croquetas de ceviche, and an asopao. EyeTour takes you to Piñones to learn how vendors make the best ‘alcapurrias de jueyes’. Enjoy!


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EnterPrize’s Business Plan Competition Finalist: EyeTour!

Posted on 29 July 2007 by EyeFred

EyeTour Puerto Rico is competing as one of the 5 finalist groups in Puerto Rico’s EnterPRize Business Plan 2007 competition! Our Business Plan was selected from more than 400 submissions and includes several exciting new developments for the future of EyeTour.

We will be presenting our project on the morning of Tuesday, December 11 during the Puerto Rico Venture Forum, to be held at the Ritz Carlton.

Join us in thanking everyone who helped us in researching, writing, and getting everything done on time, including: Alberto Casas and Giancarlo González from Compraoalquila.com; María Alexandra Pla from Colonial Adventure Tours; Wilfredo Carrasquillo, CPA; Aníbal Jover, CPA; Gabriel Sánchez, Andrián Richner, and Débora Reyes. Thank you all and we’ll let everyone know if we win (although by now we’ve already won quite a lot from the experience)!


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EyeTour wins EnterPRize’s Business Plan competition!

Posted on 06 July 2007 by EyeFred

EyeTour Puerto Rico has been named the First Prize winners in Puerto Rico’s EnterPRize Business Plan 2007 competition! Our Business Plan was selected from more than 400 submissions and includes several exciting new developments for the future of EyeTour.

Join us in thanking everyone at Guayacán Group and those who helped us in researching, writing, and getting everything done on time, including: Alberto Casas and Giancarlo González from Compraoalquila.com; María Alexandra Pla from Colonial Adventure Tours; Wilfredo Carrasquillo, CPA; Aníbal Jover, CPA; Gabriel Sánchez, Andrián Richner, and Débora Reyes. We also want to thank our families for all their love and support!


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