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19th Annual Sophia Walk donates $7,000 to CHCC Volunteers Association

(Press Release) — Fiesta Resort & Spa Saipan graciously thanks all  generous  sponsors,  volunteers,  participants  and  community  for  the  success  of  the  19th Annual Sophia  Walk held on June 23, 2018. 

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Former first lady Sophia Tenorio, right, chose the CHCC Volunteers Association as this year’s beneficiary of the Sophia Walk.  Contributed photo

Combined  with the $10 registration  fee, cash donations  and raffle ticket sales, this year’s walk is donating $7,000 to former first lady Sophia Tenorio’s chosen beneficiary, the CHCC Volunteers Association.

On the morning  of June 23, over 550 participants  gathered  early in the morning  at Fiesta Resort Beach to prepare for the 6km walk which took the walkers/runners on a newly configured route to the gov. Eloy S Inos Peace Park and back.  Some of the participants donned creative and festive hats to join the inaugural “Best Hat” contest. Judges Sophia Tenorio and John Gonzales chose an artistically designed blue straw hat featuring the name “Sophia” in script with a latte stone, tropical elements, butterflies and orange flowers as the winning piece, created by Helen Olbes. Helen’s efforts proved worthwhile as she won a “One Night Ocean View Room Stay and a Mai Teppanyaki Dinner for 2” valued at nearly $400.

The  raffles  also  confirmed  to  be  a  popular  event  with  gift  certificates  donated  by  various generous sponsors. The top four prizes from ARC, Hyatt Regency Saipan, Docomo Pacific and Fiesta Resort were valued at over $4,400. Lucky raffle ticket holder, Ron Ben, won the grand raffle prize, a two-night executive suite stay with lounge access plus Sunday brunch for 4 with pool access at the Fiesta Resort.

Fiesta  Resort  recognizes  and  generously  thanks  its  extremely  supportive  sponsors:  Tan Holdings, Tan Siu Lin Foundation, DFS T Galleria, Kanoa Resort, Acqua Panna, Century Hotel, Coca Cola, D&Q, Docomo Pacific, Gold’s Gym, Grandvrio Resort, H Mart, Herman’s Modern Bakery,  Hong  Electric  Enterprises,  Hyatt  Regency  Saipan,  Island  Apparel,  I  Love  Saipan, iSHOP, IT&E, JC Tenorio Enterprises, KKMP, L&Q, Let’s Go, Luen Fung Enterprises, Marianas Health,  Marianas  Walking  Association,  Marpac,  Micronesian  Brokers,  Natural  Nail Spa,  PIC Saipan, Pacific Wines & Spirits, POI Aviation, PTC, Royal Sourcing Wholesale, Saipan Ice & Water, SeaTouch, Shirley’s Coffee Shop, Take Care, the ARC, Triple J Enterprises and Yaong Corp.

See you in 2019!