Gopez, former golf and volley head, dies
Benigno “Benny” Gopez, the businessman who heads two national sports associations, died of natural causes early Sunday morning at the age of 78.
Former president of the National Golf Association of the Philippines and the local volleyball federation, Gopez is also responsible for bringing the Mizuno sports line to the country where he has built his business empire.
A golf enthusiast, Gopez has also helped stars like Cassius Casas, Carito Villaroman and Bong Lopez, among others, while being credited for bringing the World Team Golf Championships to the land. water in 1996 was held at Manila Southwoods and Sta. Elena.
It was also the time when Gopez was in charge as head of volleyball when the Philippines hosted the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) World Championships in 2000.
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