Triple J reaffirms vehicle sponsorship with NMIFA

Posted on Feb 13 2020


Triple J Enterprises, Inc. CEO and chair Robert H. Jones, right, and senior vice president Jay Jones flank Northern Mariana Islands Football Association president Jerry Tan during the company’s renewal of its vehicle sponsorship with NMIFA. On the background is the 2020 Hyundai 2020 Palisade the company is allowing the sports association to use for two years. (Contributed Photo)

Triple J Motors renewed its vehicle sponsorship with the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association by turning over a spanking new, top-of-the-line Hyundai 2020 Palisade during a short and simple ceremony last Friday at the NMI Soccer Training Center in Koblerville.

Triple J Enterprises, Inc. CEO and chair Robert H. Jones and senior vice president Jay Jones personally gave the keys to the eight-seat sports utility vehicle to NMIFA president Jerry Tan.

“The Tan Sui Lin Foundation and Triple J Enterprises share the same passion for serving our community. We also understand the commitment it takes to make something happen from the inception of an idea into the fabrication of a new venture and maintaining a plan of action for sustainability. We commend Jerry Tan and the Northern Mariana Islands Football Association for their dedication to this project for our island community. We are proud to partner with Tan Siu Lin Foundation supporting the youth soccer league and we look forward to seeing the sport grow on Saipan,” read a statement from the Jones family on the renewal of the vehicle sponsorship with NMIFA.

Tan was appreciative of Tripe J Enterprises and the Jones family’s renewal of the vehicle sponsorship with NMIFA as well their commitment to the sport of soccer in the CNMI.

“They’ve been doing it multiple years already. They keep extending. It’s not a one year deal but actually a two-year deal that’s renewable. They’ve been doing it since 2013,” he said in an interview with Saipan Tribune.

Triple J Enterprises’ vehicle sponsorship agreement started in 2013 with the turnover of a 2013 Hyundai Accent sedan to use for its operations for two years.

“The partnership with Triple J has been going on for the past seven years and we really appreciate Triple J believing in our sport and in the past we were provided one vehicle and now this year we’re provided two vehicles,” said Tan.

The NMIFA president said the vehicles play a big role in their sports program, as they allow their national coaches to be where they need to be at any given time.

“These are assigned to our national coaches and these are very, very helpful not only for providing for the coaches but it also allows the coaches to drive around whenever they have matches or training. For a program like NMIFA, the soccer program, to be successful we cannot do it without the support from our partners especially the private sector partners. We appreciate what Triple J has given this to NMIFA especially Mr. Bob Jones and Jay Jones.”

According to a review from Car and Driver, the 2020 Hyundai Palisade is not Hyundai’s first three-row SUV, but it certainly is its best and biggest. The Palisade replaces the Hyundai Santa Fe XL, which suffered from a cramped third row fit for only occasional use. The Palisade’s silky ride quality and premium interior appointments teeter at the edge of luxury. Offering three spacious rows of seating, loads of safety and driver-assist technology, all-wheel drive, and distinctive styling, it’s a bold statement for this Korean manufacturer.

The 2020 Hyundai Palisade Sport Model Triple J provided to NMIFA starts off at $36,995 and goes up from there to the SEL and Limited Editions. The three new SUVs come jam-packed with advanced technology features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, available fully digital instrument cluster, available surround view monitor, and seven USB outlets.

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