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McDonald’s Saipan donates $5K for NMC Foundation Open Golf Tournament

McDONALD’S Saipan yesterday donated $5,000 to the Northern Marianas College Foundation for the upcoming 11th Annual Foundation Open Golf Tournament which will be held at the Laolao Bay Golf Resort on June 28, Saturday.

Joe Ayuyu Jr. said McDonald’s Saipan is happy to help as NMC is the only college on island.

“Without the school a lot of our kids wouldn’t have access to higher education since studying away from home is really expensive,” Ayuyu Jr. said.

Joe’s sister Mable Ayuyu who manages ReMax Saipan real estate office said they believe in supporting higher education.

“If this means giving people the opportunity to get a college degree and being a part of the community, we know what it’s like and how important it is to support the future leaders of the CNMI,” she said.

McDonald’s Saipan’s Joe Ayuyu Jr., center, hands a check for $5,000 to representatives of the Northern Marianas College Foundation for the 11th Annual Open Golf Tournament at the McDonald’s Saipan main store yesterday.  Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol McDonald’s Saipan’s Joe Ayuyu Jr., center, hands a check for $5,000 to representatives of the Northern Marianas College Foundation for the 11th Annual Open Golf Tournament at the McDonald’s Saipan main store yesterday. Photo by Raquel C. Bagnol

McDonald’s Saipan CEO and president Joe Ayuyu Sr. said he encourages other businesses on island to help out and support the college as well.

“Come out and join the golf tournament and support the college’s operations and activities. It’s the only college we have and everybody’s got a stake in it,” Ayuyu Sr. said.

Joe Santos of the NMC Foundation said they are grateful to McDonald’s Saipan and the Ayuyu family for the generous donation.

“The NMC Foundation is a nonprofit arm of the college and all investments go directly to the college and eventually to the students that attend it. Many of these students will become leaders in the CNMI and help make our islands a better place to live. It’s an investment in your college, your students, your community and your future,” Santos said.

NMC Foundation acting president David Attao said on behalf of the foundatin, they appreciate the generosity of McDonald’s Saipan.

“We thank you for the continued support,” Attao said.

Richard Villagomez said the 11th Annual Foundation Open Golf Tournament, which is the NMC Foundation’s signature event, is being held as part of an effort to advance post-secondary education in the CNMI. He said all proceeds from the tournament will be used to support NMC’s educational programs and services.

The entrance fee for the tournament is $95 per player. There will be six separate flight categories: Championship, A, B, C, Seniors and Ladies.

The tournament is a medal play format and the shotgun start is at 7 a.m. At stake are various prizes including hole-in-one prizes at the designated sites.