The inaugural Wine Tasting Gala fundraiser for Saipan International School was held on Friday night, Jan. 12, at the poolside of the Hyatt Regency Saipan.
The event featured Beringer wines distributed by Pacific Trading Co.
Funds earned from this event will go to several much-needed improvement projects for the school, including an updated fire alarm system and a remodeling of its elementary school library.
The school hopes to make this an annual event.
In an email from the school’s headmaster, Ronald E. Snyder, he said the event would not have been possible without the “generous support of local sponsors, those that bought tickets, our parent volunteers, our main organizers Tina Goodwin, Angie Mister and Mili Saiki, and the staff and management at the Hyatt Regency and Pacific Trading Co.”
SIS, located in As Lito, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is the first and only school in Micronesia to be authorized by College Board to offer the Advanced Placement Capstone Diploma.
Among the sponsors that donated to the event were Aces Tennis Academy, BFJ Corp. (Fine Wine, Spirits and Cigars), Brabu Pharmacy, Brother’s Clinic, BSEA, Dan Bi Choi LLC, Docomo Pacific, Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan, Fishing Tackle and Sporting Goods, Godfather’s, Gold’s Gym Saipan, Green Flash Dive Shop, Hardt Eye Clinic, Himawari, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Island Turtle Tour, IT&E, Imperial Pacific, JP World, Jung Hee Kim, Kanoa Resort, Kensington, Let’s Go ATV, Lollipops, Lydia Tan, Mariana Breeze, Mariana Resort & Spa, Monika’s, Natural Nail Spa, Pacific Trading Co., Pacifica Insurance, Pro-Tech, Saipan Sea Venture, Seatouch, Skydive Saipan, Smile Marianas, Spicy Thai, Sawadee Thai Massage, The Water Company, Triple J Wholesale, Union of Professionals, Wing’s Corp., and Wireless Ridge Landscaping.