McDonald’s donates $5K to NMC golf tourney

McDonald’s Saipan donated $5,000 to the Northern Marianas College Foundation for the organization’s upcoming golf tournament.

Last Tuesday, McDonald’s Middle Road employees and official presented NMC Foundation representatives with the $5,000 as a sponsor of the 15th NMC Foundation Annual Golf Tournament on March 3.

McDonald’s Saipan has sponsored the golf tournament for over five years.

The proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to fund student programs, student services, and to improve NMC’s learning facilities.

According to McDonald’s Middle Road general manager Joe Ayuyu Jr., the establishment is always happy to donate to the Northern Marianas’ only college.

“We believe in the efforts of the college toward education and we really value education. We always want what is best for the local community,” he said.

NMC president Dr. Carmen Fernandez said McDonald’s has always been a consistent supporter and the foundation is grateful.

“McDonald’s has been a strong supporter of the Northern Marianas College and has contributed to the success of not only past golf tournaments but also student activities like the Charter Day celebration and other events,” said Fernandez. “We are grateful for the generosity of the company and of the Ayuyu family for their commitment to the success of NMC and other community organizations.”

Fernandez also pointed out that the Ayuyu family came to NMC’s aid when Typhoon Soudelor damaged a lot of NMC buildings. The Ayuyu family and McDonald’s helped the college by providing office space for NMC-CREES staff while repair and renovation work was underway.

Mary Tenorio, president of the NMC Foundation, also expressed her gratitude for the McDonald’s donation.

“McDonald’s continues to be a strong advocate for programs that help students, and we are deeply appreciative of the company’s generosity,” said Tenorio.

Kimberly Bautista Bautista
Kimberly Bautista is the youngest in the stable of Saipan Tribune reporters. She has covered a wide range of beats, including the community, housing, crime, and education, for the Saipan Tribune.

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