By Contributing Author|Posted on July 28, 2015
As part of its commitment to support projects that benefit the community and that promote the CNMI as a premier destination, Tan Holdings has announced that it has donated in-kind support and cash totaling $5,000 to the Tournament of Champions golf tournament, which will be held this weekend on Aug. 1 and 2.
“Many local community projects, including those that are now enjoyed by residents and tourists alike, were made possible by funds raised from the Tournament of Champions,” said David Sablan of Tan Holdings. “We are happy to be a part of the event’s 20th anniversary this year!”
“The Tan Holdings has been a longtime support of the Tournament of Champions,” said Ben Babauta, tournament director. “We applaud the company for its generosity and its commitment to supporting the community.”
The 20th Annual Tournament of Champions will be played at the LaoLao Bay Golf and Resort’s east and west courses on Aug. 1 and 2. The two-day event is bigger and better than ever with exciting hole-in-one prizes and the chance to win thousands of dollars in possible prizes. The TOC tournament fee is $200.
First place winners in the Men’s Championship, A, B, C, Senior, and Super Senior flights will each receive $500 cash, $400 for second, $300 for third, a digital camera for fourth, and $100 DFS gift certificate for fifth place. The Ladies Low Gross champion will receive $500, $400 for second, and $300 for third place. The first, second, and third place winners of the Ladies Low Net will receive a trophy.
There will be hundreds of thousands worth of prizes that will be at stake in the two-day tournament, including hole-in-one prizes that include brand new vehicles donated by Atkins Kroll Toyota, Joeten Motors, Triple J Motors, and Club C. Pacifica Insurance and Club C are also sponsoring cash prizes as hole-in-one prizes, while Saipan Laolao Golf & Resort is also offering one year of free golf as another hole-in-one prize. Delta Air Lines and Asiana Airlines are also offering airline tickets as hole-in-one prizes.
The tournament will also be featuring $1,000 cash prize for closest to pin competition with a 25-year-old bottle of Chivas Regal.
Since its inception, TOC has given over $700,000 to the Saipan Beautification Fund which has gone directly to improvements like the tree-lined traffic medians that stretch from Garapan to the former Palm Resort Saipan, as well as the revitalization of the Garapan special district. In addition, TOC also contributed funds for the Paseo de Marianas, the lighting of the Saipan Beach Pathway, and most recently the beautification of the Port to Park pathway.
This article was originally authored by Contributing Author of the Saipan Tribune and published on July 28th, 2015. All rights, recognition and acknowledgment are belong to the author and the Saipan Tribune.