Mobil gives $5K to SFA for annual fishing derby

Posted on Aug 07 2020


Mobil Oil donates $5,000 to the Saipan Fisherman’s Association for the 36th Annual International Fishing Derby. (Krizel Tuazon)

Mobil Oil Marianas Islands, Inc. doubled up its donation to the Saipan Fisherman’s Association with a $5,000 check last Aug. 4, on top of the $2,500 it gave the association last Jan 13, with the money going to the SFA’s 36th Annual Saipan Fishing Derby that was held last July 26.

“Mobil is again pleased to be a sponsor of the 36th Annual Saipan Fishing Derby and would like to commend the Saipan Fisherman’s Association for its efforts in organizing this one-day derby and for the 58 boats that safely participated, as it was a nice to have a fun event for the community in this time of COVID-19,” said Anthony Wenceslao, Mobil’s area manager.

According to Wayne Pangelinan, SFA spokesperson, SFA’s annual tournament also got donations from the Coral Reef Marine Center Guam, Marpac (with the 16-foot Mercury Marine boat that was up for raffle and other prizes), IT&E, Roil Soil Clothing, 4Ever CNMI, and Saipan Fishing Tackle and Sporting Goods. All prizes were valued at over $30,000 in total, he added.

“Each year, Mobil Oil Marianas is a major sponsor for the Saipan International Fishing Tournament. For many years they continue to support SFA’s tournament and have become one of the prominent sponsors throughout the years,” said Pangelinan.

Last Jan. 13, Mobil donated $2,500 to the non-profit organization for their first wahoo tournament that was organized by the students under the mentorship of SFA, called “Tasi to Table.” SFA will also be having a raffle on Dec. 12 at 3pm at the Saipan Smiling Cove Marina.

Additionally, Wenceslao stated that Mobil is also giving away $750 to the Saipan Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament as an Over Easy Sponsor for hole No. 13 in its efforts to raise funds for the SCC Scholarship Program.

Other Mobil donations are $2,500 to the American Red Cross-NMI Chapter and 218 bags of rice and 2,534 bottles of water, valued at $5,284, to the Empty Vessel Ministry to be added to their care packages to community members in dire need of food.

“We care about the community, and we strive to make a positive contribution to support and strengthen our local communities,” said Wenceslao.

Justine Nauta | Correspondent
Justine Nauta is Saipan Tribune's community and health reporter and has covered a wide range of news beats, including the Northern Marianas College and Commonwealth Health Care Corp. She's currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services at NMC.

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