Last day today to sign up for Chamber golf tourney


The Saipan Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament is quickly approaching and there are still slots left for interested golfers!

The event is this Saturday, April 14, with show-time at 6am and a shotgun start at 7am. The registration fee is $130 per person. Chamber members will enjoy a discounted fee of $120 per member. Deadline for registration is today, April 11, at 5pm.

This year’s golf tournament will focus on providing scholarships to enable the youths to achieve their dreams of postsecondary education.

This year’s hole-in-one sponsors are Triple J Motors, which is offering a new Mazda MX-5 valued at $33,995 at hole 3; Takagi & Associates, which is offering a $5,000 prize at hole 7; McDonald’s, which is offering a $5,000 prize at hole 13; and Aon Insurance and Century Insurance, which are offering yet another $5,000 prize at hole 17. That totals up to $50,000 in hole-in-one prizes.

Other hole sponsors include: Bridge Capital, Ernst & Young, Bank of Saipan, Island Training Solutions, Matson Navigation, IT&E, Marpac Distributors, Joint Marketing, First Hawaiian Bank, IP&E, Docomo Pacific, Bank of Hawaii, Dial-Rent-to-Own, and AC Pacific dba I Love Saipan.

“I am happy to help sponsor the SCC Golf Tournament. I know the funds will go to assisting the Chamber fund their yearly scholarship program that help deserving young people with college or trade school tuition. The awesome two-person scramble format makes for a day of fun and networking and allows golfers at all levels a chance of winning,” said one sponsor.

Registered players will enjoy a complimentary swag bag filled with items donated by: AC Pacific dba I Love Saipan, StayWell Insurance, Pacifica Insurance Underwriters, Inc., D&Q Saipan, Matson Navigation, Micronesia Islands Nature Alliance, and NMI CrimeStoppers.

On course refreshments are provided by Coca-Cola and Marpac.

Immediately following the tournament, players will enjoy a banquet at Laolao Bay Golf Resort’s “The Grill” where a raffle draw will be held. Among the sponsors are Delta Air Lines, Hyatt Regency Saipan, IT&E, Paradise Dental Center, Pacific Islands Club, MITA Travel, Triple J Saipan, Great Harvest Bread Co., Tony Roma’s, Capricciosa, Surf Club, Truongs, Union of Professionals, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, D&Q Saipan, Joeten Enterprises, and Marianas Business Plaza.

The Chamber is giving a total of $3,200 in cash prizes for first, second, and third places, and for each of the two categories: Team Gross and Team Double Peoria as well as cash prizes for closest-to-the-pin, longest drive, and accurate drive contests.

Registration forms for players are available for download at, at the Chamber office, and at Laolao Bay Golf Resort. For more information, visit or contact the Chamber office at (670) 234-7150 or

The Saipan Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization consisting of private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies. Call 234-7150 or visit us on the third floor of the Marianas Business Plaza in Susupe for more information. (SCC)

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