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Country of Belize invites Cubs’ David Ross on free vacation

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In celebration of the Chicago Cubs’ amazing World Series win that snapped a world-record 108-year drought at the pinnacle of baseball, the nation of Belize has offered Cubs player David Ross an all-expenses-paid vacation to help the catcher recover from his brilliant performance. After performing admirably for 15 seasons in the Major League, Ross capped off his career with a spectacular World Series finish that brought tens of thousands of Chicagoans into the street to celebrate the world-record victory.

Although a five-hour flight from the Windy City, the nation of Belize has been a staunch supporter of the Chicago Cubs. Upon gaining independence in 1981, Belize latched onto the hapless Chicago baseball team as a symbol of overcoming adversity through hard work and dedication. Superstation WGN out of Chicago was once the only American television channel available nationwide in Belize, a major source of the country’s motivation for rooting for the perennial underdog baseball team.

Born in 1977, David Ross demonstrated his skill early on, playing college baseball for both the University of Florida and Auburn University before signing on with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2002. A veteran journeyman, Ross played for a series of teams, including the Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Boston Red Sox where he helped power the team to a World Series victory in 2013. In 2014, Ross joined the Chicago Cubs where he expanded his baseball prowess by appearing as a pitcher for the first time in his professional career. Ross hit a home run on his final major league game, Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, helping the Cubs to clinch the pennant while becoming the oldest player in Major League Baseball history to hit a home room in Game 7 of a World Series.

The award-winning resort of Chabil Mar on Belize’s golden Placencia Peninsula warmly invites superstar athlete David Ross to stay at the their luxurious oasis of beauty and modern conveniences. With elegantly-appointed villas, a lush tropical garden, swimming pools, and a gourmet restaurant, Chabil Mar is the ideal place for hard-working pros like David Ross to relax, unwind, and recharge.

Chabil Mar is conveniently located just a few minutes’ walk from Placencia Village, the economic, nightlife, and social hub of the peninsula and an excellent place to base an expedition to the nearby Belize Barrier Reef. The Placencia Peninsula is conveniently located close to all of the top attractions on the Belize mainland, including the Cockscomb Basin Nature Reserve, home to the only full-time jaguar reserve in the world, tours of the Monkey River, and excursions to popular Maya ruin sites like Xunantunich, and Cahal Pech.


Visit our website chabilmarvillas.com for more information on Belize, and don’t hesitate to send us an email, or call US/CAN Toll Free: 1-866-417-2377, Local: (011-501) 523-3606, if you have questions or need help in planning a Belize vacation.

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