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Hyatt Regency Saipan 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic receives generous in-kind donations from Marpac, Philippine Airlines

(Press Release) — Marpac Distributors proudly supports the Hyatt Regency Saipan 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic with a generous in-kind donation package.

The fundraising event also received a generous donation from platinum sponsor Philippine Airlines which will provide two roundtrip tickets for two lucky raffle ticket winners at the 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic awards dinner at Hyatt Regency Saipan poolside. The Philippine Airlines roundtrip tickets are a part of the Tour the Philippines package featuring hotel stays in Manila at the Grand Hyatt Manila and City of Dreams, Manila with a second leg to Cebu in the central Philippines.

Rain or shine, the 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic will tee-off at 7:30 a.m. at Laolao Bay West Course this Saturday, April 22, 2017.

The 150 golfers will share in the mission of Hyatt — to care for others so they can be their best — at work and beyond.

Marpac will host a beverage station at Hole No.9 as well as a Michelob Ultra / Callaway Hybrid Golf Club for the golfer who has the most accurate drive.

All proceeds donated to the Hyatt Regency Saipan 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic will go to the event’s six beneficiaries to include: Make-A-Wish Foundation, aiding them in their mission to grant wishes to children with life-threatening diseases; Kagman High School Million Dollar Scholars Club, supporting CNMI high school students in preparation and travel to higher education; Marianas Behavioral Health International a rehabilitation center dedicated to provide support for those who want to make a positive change in their lives; Karidat, a local organization supporting the needs of the community; Empty Vessel Ministry Foundation which assists impoverished women and children of the CNMI; and the Northern Marianas Humanities Council with a goal to focus on supporting the education of indigenous cultures of the CNMI.

Golfers are encouraged to invite a guest or two to the dinner banquet poolside, $35 per person inclusive of free-flowing beverages and a dinner buffet featuring Certified Angus Beef cuts. Raffle tickets in the amounts of $1, $5, $10 will be sold for an array of prizes from designer handbags to high-end golf gear to round-trip tickets to the Philippines, Japan, Korea and Europe that will be paired with hotel nights in other Hyatt, Hyatt Regency and Hyatt affiliate hotels. Prize packages as such will not be offered at any other tournament for the rest of 2017.

About Marpac

In the late 1940’s, Ambrosio Torres Shimizu and two other partners founded Ambrose Incorporated. Initially, the organization sold the surplus of military products and beer to civilians on Guam.

After an initial turn down, Budweiser agreed to send 500 cases as a trial of selling, and, it was the beginning of a successful venture for Ambrose Inc. until this day.

Working as a family team, Ambrosio and his three sons Frank, Joe and Paul expanded the entity further into the Pacific region of Oceania.

In the 1980’s Ambrose Inc. entered Saipan and founded Marianas Pacific Distributors or Marpac, and, three years later a branch in Yap, then Pohnpei, Palau, Chuuk, and the Marshall Islands.

From left, Hyatt Regency Saipan director of food and beverage Tyrell Pauling, Marpac Distributors resident manager Guy Pudney, Hyatt Regency Saipan director of food and beverage Tyrell Pauling, and Marpac distributors sales manager James Lee.

Anheuser-Busch recognized Ambrose Inc. as the first international wholesaler to sell more than a million cases of beer and soon after as the Anheuser-Busch’s Export Wholesaler of the Year with a record surpassing $10 million.

They opened Ambros Micronesia Inc. in Palau and the Western Caroline Islands distributing beer, spirits and tobacco.

In 1988 Ambrosio T. Shimizu passed, nevertheless, his business continues to prosper and serve the Pacific region through the hard work and dedication of his three sons and their team members at every distribution center.

“We are proud to support the Hyatt Regency Saipan Charity Golf Classic. Marpac is undoubtedly in support of the mission of Hyatt to help those in need within our community. We encourage golfers to enjoy their time on the greens and join us for the awards dinner that evening, together we rally to support the six beneficiaries who in turn enhance the quality of life for those in need,” said Guy Pudney, resident manager of Marpac Distributors .

“Marpac has consistently supported the development and growth of our island community. This year, we are especially pleased to have the organization as a platinum sponsor and share in the mission of Hyatt. Their donation is a means for us to provide the support needed by many within our community,” said Tyrell Pauling, director of food and beverage, Hyatt Regency Saipan.

About PAL

In Feb. 1941, Philippine Airlines was founded by a group of businessmen led by Andres Soriano — one of the country’s leading industrialists. Thereafter the airlines took its first fleet to the sky with eighteen small aircrafts. From there, history was made. Today Philippine Airlines operates a primary hub, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, and a secondary hub, the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, with the majority of routes operating from Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The airline flies to destinations in Asia, United States, Canada, Australia, Middle-East, and United Kingdom.

From left, Hyatt Regency Saipan director of food and beverage Tyrell Pauling, Philippine Airlines’ Chari Ramos and Hyatt Regency saipan security manager Robin Eugenio.  Contributed photos

In 1992, the Philippine Airlines Foundation was founded as a representative of the organization’s corporate social responsibility division. The foundation contributes to the social development by aiding calamity victims, patients with life-threatening illnesses, and underprivileged individuals.

“On behalf of Hyatt Regency Saipan, I would like to thank Philippine Airlines for their generous donation to this 21st Annual Charity Golf Classic. Their donation of two roundtrip tickets adds immense value to our travel package for the lucky raffle winner. All proceeds will then be divided amongst our six beneficiaries aiding them in their mission to enhance the quality of life of others in need in our community,” said Tyrell Pauling, director of food and Beverage, Hyatt Regency Saipan.