The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands donated $3,000 to the Saipan Southern High School Manta Ray Band yesterday in support of the band's fundraising efforts to perform at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
The donation, presented by HANMI chair Nick Nishikawa to band instructor Will Dewitt, was made on behalf of HANMI's 12 member hotels and other allied members supporting the hotel industry.
“The Manta Ray Band is an excellent school program for the students and has been a wonderful ambassador for the Northern Mariana Islands in its regional and international performances,” said Nishikawa. “We are very proud of the band's hard work and are pleased to have them represent our islands at the Olympics.”
The band is expected to depart for London next week. (PR)