The COVID-19 vaccination campaign Road to 80 visited Tinian last Friday, where it announced multiple winners of cash prizes and one winner of a smartphone later in the day and gave $20 per resident who received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine that day at the Tinian Health Center while supplies lasted.
Up for grabs last week was $2,000 in the campaign’s CNMI-wide raffle, $1,000 and a Samsung S20 with two months of free service in the special Tinian raffle, and $100 cash prizes for five Tinian residents courtesy of the Office of the Mayor of Tinian and Aguiguan.
Saipan resident Vicente Iriarte won $2,000, and will receive his prize today in a handoff that will be livestreamed on Road to 80’s Facebook page after he receives his second dose of the vaccine at the Marianas High School vaccination site.
Tinian resident Patricio Fieldad won $1,000 as part of Road to 80’s special Tinian raffle. When raffle host Brad Ruszala first called Fieldad last Friday to tell him he won, Fieldad said he was on Saipan to visit family and will be flying back to Tinian on Monday. As a result, the prize handoff was streamed on Monday morning from the Saipan Commuter Terminal at the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport, shortly after Road to 80 arrived back on Saipan and before Fieldad departed for his flight to Tinian. Giving brief remarks, Fieldad expressed his gratitude to Road to 80, as the money “will be a very big help to my family.”
Tinian police officer Shawn Lee Nicolas Borja was the winner of a brand-new Samsung S20 smartphone that came with two months of free service, courtesy of IT&E. Ruszala gave Borja the phone last Friday evening at the Department of Public Safety building on Tinian. Giving brief remarks, Borja wished everybody to stay safe, and said he was one of the first on Tinian to receive the vaccine. He told Ruszala that he will be giving the phone to his daughter.
Five Tinian residents were winners of $100 each. The $500 in cash was given to Road to 80 by the Office of the Mayor of Tinian and Aguiguan. The five were Moses Reyes, Mary Loise Atalig, Marlena King, Jayver Cruz, and Shiela Mari Borja.
This Friday, Aug. 6, Road to 80 will be selecting one winner of $2,500 during a livestream on its Facebook page. To qualify, a person must be a CNMI resident and must have already received their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine or their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccine. Everyone who has registered at vaccinatecnmi.com to be vaccinated and has received their shots qualify for the raffle.
For winners to claim their prize, they must submit proof that they are fully vaccinated. For those who received the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines, this means providing the second vaccine confirmation number. Those who received the Johnson & Johnson or Janssen vaccines only need to provide their single vaccine confirmation number.
Road to 80’s Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/roadto80cnmi.
Those interested in receiving their COVID-19 vaccine can schedule an appointment online at vaccinatecnmi.com or over the phone at 682-SHOT (7468).