McDonald’s reiterates commitment to education

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McDONALD’s will continue to support education despite the economic hardship in the CNMI, McDonald’s executive assistant to the president Mable Ayuyu-Glenn said.

On Friday, McDonald’s announced a $5,000 hole-in-one prize for the Northern Marianas College Foundation 16th Annual Golf Tournament.

“We are going through hard economic times, but education is always number one for us,” Ayuyu-Glenn said in an interview.

She believes that education should not be put on the back burner. “We will not stop or cut funds when it comes to education. We are still here for education, no matter what,” she added.

“McDonald's has been a great supporter of Northern Marianas College for many, many years," NMC Interim President Frankie Eliptico said. "We are grateful for the company's contribution to this year's tournament."

Ayuyu-Glenn, who used to be a board member of the NMC Foundation, said she understands the importance of supporting the college. “They can’t do much without funds coming in and without the support from the community,” she added.

The NMC Foundation 16th annual golf tournament will be held on Saturday, March 21, on the East Course of LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort.

McDonald’s executive assistant to the president, Mable Ayuyu-Glenn, center, presents a check for $5,000 to Northern Marianas College Interim President Frankie Eliptico on Friday at McDonald’s Middle Road. Also in photo: Rutzel Perez, acting general manager of McDonald’s Garapan, Jocelyn Asistores, general manager of McDonald’s Middle Road, and NMC students.  Contributed photo

Proceeds will go to NMC’s recovery efforts.

In October 2018, NMC sustained extensive damage from Super Typhoon Yutu, which destroyed 27 of its 39 classrooms. The college also lost hundreds of computers and valuable laboratory equipment. Its bookstore, vehicles, and other equipment were likewise destroyed.

First place winners in the men’s championship, A, B, C, Senior, and Ladies Flights will each receive $500, while $300 and $200 will go to the second and third place finishers.

Hole-in-one prizes include a brand new 2020 Kia Soul from Joeten Motors and $5,000 cash prizes from Pacifica Insurance and McDonald’s.

Other prizes such as airline tickets, hotel stays, meals, and much more will also be raffled.

The tournament registration fee is $120. Payments can be made at the NMC cashier’s office or at LaoLao Bay Golf & Resort.

For more information, go to or call 237-6833.

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