Tan Siu Lin Foundation is dedicated to helping the CNMI build a healthier community.
To honor this commitment, the foundation launched various programs that aim to promote health and wellness not only among TanHoldings employees, but also to the entire residents of the Commonwealth—young and old.
The foundation, for the past two years, has sponsored the Lose Big Win Big competition, both for the Corporate Edition (TanHoldings employees) and Saipan Edition (open to the community). During the competition, participants are engaged in a lose weight program, learning about proper nutrition and going through regular exercises and other activities through the help of TSL Foundation’s partners in the LBWB contest.
The foundation also holds an annual sports summer camp for the youth and the JP Glow Run and have volleyball and basketball tournaments for TanHoldings employees. Aerobics classes are also offered after office hours, while employees are given free access to a gym in of the hotel affiliates of TanHoldings. Then the foundation also supports the TanHoldings Family Day, bringing employees and their families together for lots of fun activities.
As for the community, the TSL Foundation backs teams that compete in futsal, baseball, padding, soccer, softball, bowling, and badminton tournaments. It also supports fun runs, walkathons, and other events that encourage people to go out and enjoy outdoor activities.
Whether they are competitive sports competitions or just for fun events—the foundation hopes that people in the CNMI will realize how these activities can help one achieve a good health.
“Health is one of our most important assets. We can’t do our responsibility well as students, teachers, employees, employers, parents, coaches, athletes, and others if we are sick and not feeling well,” TSL Foundation general manager Merlie Tolentino said.
“A simple activity, such as walking, can go a long way as far as our goal of achieving good health is concerned,” she added.
As for being an ardent supporter of sports, Tolentino explained that through playing games, the foundation believes that CNMI youth learn skills and lessons that they can also apply in their daily lives and help them become better and productive members of the community.