Sports development officer grateful for community’s support

NORTHERN Marianas Sports Association development officer Elias Rangamar said he is grateful to the sports organizations, community groups and businesses for the continuous support.

In an interview on Monday, Rangamar who also oversees usage of Gilbert C. Ada Gym besides conducting training on various sports said NMASA is able to continue its development programs due to the generosity of the community, business groups and other sports organizations.

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The island’s sports facility he said will continue to accommodate league, tournaments and other activities of sports organizations.

“That is why we badly need those items like the volleyballs recently donated by the Northern Mariana Islands Volleyball Association,” he said.

Last week, NMIVA donated volleyballs to the Ada Gym staff for use at the gym during the open gym hours.

NMIVA President Laurie Peterka who is also a NMSA board member said: “As a member of the NMSA Board, I am very aware of the efforts being made by NMSA’s executive director Mr. Tony Rogolifoi and development coordinator Mr. Elias Rangamar to make the Adagym usable following damages sustained during Typhoon Soudelor and NMIVA will continue using whatever resources we can pull to help facilitate the volleyball effort.”

Rangamar said the generosity of different sports group came on the right time because he plans to bring back the after-school sports program. There will be a lot of school children that will be spending time on sports activities in the coming months so he wants the Ada Gym to be fully prepared for it, he said.

Also, Rangamar said NMASA wants to see the regular indoor volleyball leagues happen again in Ada gym.