News 20 Jun 2018
The Organizing Committee of the 2018 Micronesian Games announced Matson as a gold-level sponsor of the event, which will be held in Yap July 15-27.
“In partnership with Triple B Forwarders and Palau Shipping, Matson is providing shipping support for all of the materials and supplies needed to host the Games,” said Liyon Sulog, CEO and co-chair of the 2018 Micro Games Organizing Committee.
About 1,200 athletes and coaches are expected to compete in baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, va’a canoe, soccer, spearfishing, table tennis, track and field, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, open water swimming and the Micro All-Around, the news release stated,
“We literally could not do it without them,” said Francis Itimai, co-chair of the committee.
Highest level of support for Micro Games
“Our entire Matson team, along with our partners, Triple B Forwarders and Palau Shipping, are excited to be the Gold sponsors of the most important sporting event in our region,” said Bernie Valencia, Matson vice president and general manager, Guam and Micronesia. “This sponsorship allows us to directly support the athletes from the communities we’ve served for more than 20 years.”
Gold sponsorship is the highest level of support for the 2018 Micro Games. It means a company is providing a minimum of $75,000 in cash and in-kind services, according to a news release from the organizing committee.
Among the benefits Matson will receive is the renaming of the Yap Sports Complex to the Matson Yap Sports Complex.
Source: Pacific Daily News