70 participate in Int’l Day of University Sports

Posted on Sep 26 2022

Naosuke Enemoto holds his baby while playing Ultimate Frisbee during last Tuesday’s celebration of International Day of University Sports at the Oleai Sports Complex. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO)

The Northern Mariana Islands College Sports hosted their third International Day of University Sports event last Tuesday, with about 70 participants at the Oleai Sports Complex.

Throughout the two-hour sport-filled afternoon, soccer, Ultimate Frisbee, and volleyball were played. 

“The goal was to promote an active lifestyle, get people moving, and celebrate the love of sports together with 100 countries across the world!” said NMICS through an email interview.

Raffle prizes were given as well and prizes included Yeti Bottles, sports equipment such as soccer balls, volleyballs, footballs, frisbees, basketballs, and baseball gloves with a baseball and softball. 

Along with sports equipment, some exercise equipment such as a yoga ball, yoga mat, yoga block, jump rope, and resistance bands were given away. A snorkel setup and swimming goggles were given away as well.

“For our next IDUS celebration, we anticipate adding another sport. We are hopeful that the added variety of physical activities will engage a broader group of the community,” they said.

“We thank everyone who has attended our third IDUS event and we would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for the endless support of the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association, Saipan Ultimate Frisbee, and Northern Marianas College’s Volleyball Club. This event was made possible by FISU Oceania who provided funding and the Northern Marianas Sports Association who granted use of the venue,” added NMICS. 

The celebration doesn’t end there as the Let’s Walk Oceania walking challenge is still ongoing and will end on Sept. 30. There are still more prize opportunities for those who join Team Marianas. 

If you are interested in joining the Let’s Walk Oceania challenge, visit their social media accounts.

To stay up to date with future events and activities, please follow their social media accounts on Facebook: Northern Mariana Islands College Sports, and Instagram: nmi_collegesports. 


Leigh Gases
Leigh Gases is the youngest reporter of Saipan Tribune and primarily covers community related news, but she also handles the utilities, education, municipal, and veterans beats. Contact Leigh at leigh_gases@saipantribune.com.
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