Gillette keeps commitment to sports facility

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(Press Release) — The Gillette Multi-Purpose Gymnasium has been providing a venue for sporting events and other activities on Saipan for nearly a decade and will continue to open its doors to the community.

This is made possible through the help of Gillette and D&Q, which renewed their commitment to support the facility located at the TSL Sports Complex in Gualo Rai.

“D&Q and Gillette are pleased to be able to continue our support for the Gillette Multi-Purpose Gymnasium. We strongly feel that supporting sports in our community is an important part of being a good corporate citizen and trust that our small contribution each year helps the many people that avail of the facility,” said Max Kretzers, resident manager of D&Q Saipan Co., Ltd., which is the distributor of Procter & Gamble’s Gillette products in the region.

D&Q Saipan Co. Ltd. resident manager Max Kretzers, fourth left, and D&Q Saipan Ltd. sales manager Marilyn Marron, second left, present a ceremonial check to Saipan Soccer School director Merlie Tolentino, third left, and staff during a recent donation turnover ceremony  at the Gillette Multi-Purpose Gymnasium.  Contributed photo

Kretzers and D&Q Saipan Ltd. sales manager (Sapan and the Pacific Islands) Marilyn Marron presented a $5,000 donation to Saipan Soccer School recently in support of the facility. The group manages the Gillette Multi-Purpose Gymnasium.

“We are deeply grateful to Gillette and D&Q for their continued support. This assistance will help us keep the Gillette Multi-Purpose Gymnasium operational and allow our athletes and other members of the community access to the facility,” Saipan Soccer School recently official Merlie Tolentino said.

The multi-purpose gymnasium, which sustained significant damage from two super typhoons in the last six years, has undergone improvement late last year. New rubberized flooring was installed, while the roofing was also fixed. The facility hosts several sporting events, particularly those that feature youth athletes. It also served as temporary shelter for families left homeless in 2018 after Saipan was hammered by Super Typhoon Yutu. In addition, the gymnasium is used for summer camps and training sessions.

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