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‘Big shout out’ to PIC sports sponsors

DESPITE the cancelation of the sports events it hosts every year, the Pacific Islands Club Saipan would like to make a big shout out to its sponsors.

Due to the devastation left behind by Super Typhoon Yutu on Oct. 25, PIC which hosts a number of sports events including big ones, on the island, will have to cancel the remaining sports events set for this year.

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The Pacific Islands Club Saipan after the Super Typhoon Yutu.  Photo by Emmanuel T. Erediano

These sports events canceled this year include PIC’s annual Dodgeball Tournament for kids supposedly set for Nov. 17, 2018 and the Bike and Run for Life which was scheduled for Nov. 23, 2018 said Keoni D.L.G. Ichihara PIC’s sports and events manager.

“PIC would like to apologize for not being able to run these events. It is a shame as we love doing these events for the people and we know they look forward to them,” Ichihara said. 

“We wish the community well and that they be strong until our island is brought back on its feet,” he added.

Nevertheless, Ichihara said “PIC Saipan would also like to make a big shout out to our sponsors as they are always a huge help and support for making the events possible.  Thank you to E-Land, Pacific Trading Company, Bridge Capital, Saipan Vegas, Marianas Visitors Authority, and Triathlon Association of CNMI.”

Aside from those hosted by PIC, the sports events hosted by other groups like the Saipan Baseball League, soccer games, volleyball games and basketball games were cancelled as well, due to the Category 5 typhoon.

The ruins left behind by the typhoon at the Oleai Sports Complex also put on hold all the sports held at the facility, according to Northern Marianas Sports Association Executive Director Tony Rogolifoi.

Next year’s opening of the Saipan Little League Baseball may have to be pushed back at later date, said District Administrator James Ada.