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3rd Annual Governor’s Tourism Cup Golf Tournament set for September 1

(Press Release) — In its third year of hosting, the Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA), joins the Marianas Tourism Education Council (MTEC) and My WAVE Clubs as the beneficiaries for the upcoming Governor’s Tourism Cup Golf Tournament set for Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the scenic Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort – East Course with a tee time set at 7:30 a.m.

Governor Ralph DLG. Torres expressed his appreciation to MTEC and MVA for being a critical voice in tourism and educating the youth.

“We are all very excited for this year’s tournament and MTEC’s advocacy for sustainable tourism development. For 15 years, MTEC has established tourism education and awareness in our schools and has promoted a generation of advocacy throughout our community. I thank all our participants and sponsors for supporting a great initiative and look forward to an exciting tournament,” Governor Torres said.

“We must continue to reinforce the importance of our tourism industry to all, but most especially the generations that follow.  It is vital that businesses support MTEC in its mission of developing tourism related programs for our high school students,” according to Vicky Benavente, MTEC’s Chairperson.

Major Sponsors, DFS T-Galleria, the Tan Siu Lin Foundation and the Hyatt Regency Saipan have all stepped forward with their support this year.

The Bank of Guam, IP&E, Fiesta Resort & Spa, Marianas Variety and the Sorensen Media Group-Power 99 lend their support as Classic Sponsors.

Hole-In-One sponsors Pacifica Insurance, and Triple J Motors have put forth fantastic prizes of cash and cars.

The Hotel Association of the Northern Mariana Islands (HANMI), First Hawaiian Bank, Pacific Islands Club, Mar Pac and the Bank of Saipan have come on board as Classic Contributors with more sponsors and contributors are expected over the couple of weeks.

Bank of Saipan’s John Arroyo presents a donation of $1,000.00 to MTEC President Vicky Benavente in support of the upcoming Governor’s Tourism Cup Golf Tournament on September 1st.  Tournament Coodinator James Nelson and MVA’s Demalynn Pagarao and Jack Aranda were on hand for the presentation at the Bank of Saipan Chalan Kanoa location.  Contributed photoBank of Saipan’s John Arroyo presents a donation of $1,000.00 to MTEC President Vicky Benavente in support of the upcoming Governor’s Tourism Cup Golf Tournament on September 1st. Tournament Coodinator James Nelson and MVA’s Demalynn Pagarao and Jack Aranda were on hand for the presentation at the Bank of Saipan Chalan Kanoa location. Contributed photo

Tournament Director James Nelson said, “We must continue to support MTEC and the My WAVE Clubs as they have a direct impact on our student community and the tourism industry.”

This year’s entry fee is $100.00 and includes cart and green fees, morning snacks, free flowing on-course refreshments and awards banquet.  Participants can also look forward to the nearest to the pin and longest drive competitions, as well as the ever popular hot-dog stand out on the course.

Entry forms are available and payments accepted at the Marianas Visitors Authority and Lao Lao Bay Golf & Resort.  Golfers are encouraged to enter as soon as possible as player slots are filling up fast and only 144 golfers can be accommodated.  The deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 29th at 5 p.m.

The Marianas Tourism Education Council (MTEC) was formed in 2002 to heighten the community’s awareness of the importance of the islands’ tourism industry.

This includes fostering community understanding and support for the visitor industry, educating the community, especially school students, about the value, social benefits, and economic contributions made to the community by the visitor industry and instilling, improving and promoting the “hafa adai” hospitality spirit throughout the Northern Mariana Islands.