Docomo Contributes $5,000 in Cash and Prizes to Tournament of Champions E-mail
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Monday, 28 July 2014 19:47

Docomo representatives presented the company's donation of $5,000 for the 2014 Tournament of Champions on August 2 and 3. From left to right: Elna Tighe, Jack Salas, Marie Sablan, Mark Moss, Marida Pensader, James Nelson, Luis Ngiraikelau, Ben Babauta, Jim Hopkins, Lei Hicaro, and Verina SaraluDocomo Pacific has just announced that it has donated $5,000 in cash and prizes to the organizers of the Tournament of Champions.

“For many years, the Tournament of Champions golf tournament has raised funds that aim to heighten the access and beauty of many sites on Saipan,” said James Nelson, General Manager of Docomo Pacific. “We are pleased to be part of this year’s event again and are looking forward to a great tournament at Laolao Bay.”

“Docomo Pacific has been an unwavering supporter of the Tournament of Champions and other community events,” said Ben Babauta, Tournament Director. “We are thankful for the company’s contribution and their commitment to projects that benefit everyone in the Commonwealth.”

The 19th Annual Tournament of Champions will be played at the LaoLao Bay Golf and Resort’s East & West Courses on August 2 and 3.  The two-day event is bigger and better than ever with exciting hole-in-one prizes and the chance to win thousands of dollars in possible prizes. The TOC tournament fee is $185.00.

First place winners in the Men’s Championship, A, B, C, Senior and Super Senior Flights will each receive $500 cash, $400 for second, $300 for third, a digital camera to fourth, and $100 DFS gift certificate for fifth place. The Ladies Low Gross champion will receive $500, $400 for second, and $300 for third place.  The first, second, and third place winners of the Ladies Low Net will receive a trophy.

There will be hundreds of thousands worth of prizes that will be at stake in the two-day tournament, including hole-in-one prizes that include brand new vehicles donated by Triple J, Atkins Kroll, and Joeten Motors. Pacifica Insurance is also sponsoring a $5,000 cash prize as a hole-in-one prize, while Saipan Laolao Golf & Resort is also offering one year of free golf as another hole-in-one prize as well. Delta Airlines and Asiana Airlines are also offering airline tickets as hole-in-one prizes.

The tournament will also be featuring $1,000 cash prizes for closest to pin competitions.

Since its inception, TOC has given over $700,000 to the Saipan Beautification Fund which has gone directly to the improvements of the tree-lined traffic medians that stretch from Garapan to the former Palm Resort Saipan, as well as the revitalization of the Garapan special district. In addition, TOC also contributed funds for the Paseo de Marianas, the lighting of the Saipan Beach Pathway, and most recently the beautification of the Port to Park pathway.

“We are proud of our continued commitment to enhance the beauty of Saipan for our tourists and residents.” Babauta, said. “It is the generous support of our golfers, sponsors and committee members that make this event possible.”

For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2014 TOC, contact Ben Babauta at 483-2563 or Marida Pensader at 236-2530.



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