Over 1,000 individuals attended the 30th annual Club 200 Fundraising Dinner at the Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, with Alex Sablan named as the grand prize winner of a 2019 Toyota RAV4 donated by Atkins Kroll Toyota.
Nineteen others were named winners of this year’s Club 200 door prizes. Also, Clark Boswell, Noel Deleon Guerrero, and Angel Ocsillos won the three piñata prizes. The piñata prize tickets, coordinated by Lynn Tenorio and 20 student volunteers, helped to raise an additional $6,000 for the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter.
With a Latin Night theme, Club 200 had emcee Santi “Big Boy” Sablan leading the way, with live music from Marvin Guerrero and Jay Babuata. Entertainment also included the Maxine Laszlo salsa dancers and a dance and costume contests.
The Red Cross also honored two special volunteers: Richard Defan for his volunteer service to the disaster response program; and Jean Sablan for her decades of community service as a Red Cross volunteer leader and board member.
Two companies were also recognized for their contributions during Super Typhoon Yutu relief efforts: Marianas Business Plaza and E-Land Group.
Marianas Business Plaza (Eric Vandermass) was honored for donating office space to accommodate an emergency disaster relief center.
“The use of this space during an extremely difficult time was vitally important to the Red Cross and the many families we helped,” said Juan Diego Tenorio, Disaster Program manager.
E-Land Group’s Mathew Park (Coral Ocean Point, Pacific Islands Club Saipan, and Kensington Hotel) and E-Land Foundation provided $130,000 of lifesaving support to the Red Cross during Yutu relief efforts. In addition, their employees worked with Red Cross responders to provide relief supplies to families throughout the island.
Club 200 is the main fundraising event of the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter. For more information about the Red Cross, call 234-3459 or visit www.redcross.org/nmi. (PR)