NMC golf tourney gets $5K donation from McDonald’s


McDonald’s shift manager Joe Ayuyu Jr., fourth left, hands over the ceremonial check donation to NMC Foundation chair Mabel Ayuyu, second left, and board member Mary Tenorio, while the restaurant’s staff and NMC Foundation director James Glenn join them for a group photo yesterday at McDonald’s Middle Road. (Roselyn B. Monroyo)

Support to the 13th Annual NMC Foundation Open Golf Tournament keeps on coming with McDonald’s joining the list of sponsors of the April 30 competition.

McDonald’s donated $5,000 cash for the tournament that will take place at the LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort. McDonald’s shift manager Joe Ayuyu Jr. handed the ceremonial check to NMC Foundation board member Mary Tenorio during a brief ceremony yesterday at McDonald’s Middle Road. NMC Foundation chair Mabel Ayuyu and director James Glenn were also present at the donation turnover ceremony.

“We are very thankful to McDonald’s for stepping up and supporting this year’s tournament, which is very special because the college is celebrating its 35th year of providing quality education in the CNMI. The donation just goes to show that they care about education,” Mabel Ayuyu said.

“I believe they been donating to the foundation golf tournament just for the past few years, so we’re hoping that they will do this annually,” she added.

For his part, Joe Ayuyu Jr. said they want to invest in education and support any event that promotes it to help shape the future of the young generation.

“We’re just a big supporter of education. Education is where the future is. We want to support those who help educate our CNMI youth. Also, were are doing this to give back to the community, which has been very good to our business, patronizing our products. It’s our responsibility to give back to the community and work hand in hand with them,” Joe Ayuyu Jr. explained.

The donation from McDonald’s is the first and biggest cash the tournament received, according to James. To date, they have about $20,000 ETC donation and $10,000 from 25 to 30 donors.

“We are very excited for next month’s tournament as more sponsors are coming in to support this worthy cause. We are very thankful to McDonald’s , which gave us the first cash donation, and other supporters of the foundation and the golf tournament,” James said.

TSL Foundation and Express Financial were the other companies/groups that have made early donations for the tournament.

Part of the proceeds from the tournament will be used to repair or construct facilities at the NMC campus that sustained damage from Typhoon Soudelor last year.

This year’s NMC Foundation Open golf competition will have six flights: Championship, A, B, C, Seniors, and Ladies. Entrance fee is only $100. So far, 60 have registered and James said they are looking to have a minimum of 90 players.

To register or donate and for more information, contact NMC at 237-6780 or email Glenn at james.glenn@marianas.edu. Registration forms are also available at Laolao Golf Resort and at the NMC Cashier (Building N: hours of operation from 9am to 4pm), where payments can be made, as well.

Roselyn Monroyo | Reporter
Roselyn Monroyo is the sports reporter of Saipan Tribune. She has been covering sports competitions for more than two decades. She is a basketball fan and learned to write baseball and football stories when she came to Saipan in 2005.

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