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Bank of Hawaii Donates $5,000 to NMC Foundation (May 21, 2009)

Bank also providing $25K Hole-In-One Prize

The Bank of Hawaii recently donated $5,000 to the Northern Marianas College Foundation in support of the upcoming 7th Annual NMC Foundation Open golf tournament.

“The Northern Marianas College has been serving the educational needs of the community for close to 30 years,” said John Sheather, senior vice president/deputy division manager of Bank of Hawaii’s Pacific Islands Division. “We are proud to help the institution further its mission of helping CNMI residents improve their quality of life through educational advancement and professional development.”

The Bank of Hawaii is also providing a $25,000 cash prize for anyone who makes a hole-in-one on Hole #13 during the Foundation Open golf tournament.

“The Bank of Hawaii has been a steadfast supporter of the Northern Marianas College for many years,” said Ben Babauta, president of the NMC Foundation. “We are extremely grateful for their continued support and generosity.”

The NMC Foundation is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise funds to support the Northern Marianas College, the CNMI’s lone post-secondary educational institution. The organization is composed of individuals who are dedicated and committed to ensuring that CNMI students receive the utmost support in pursuing their educational goals.

The NMC Foundation Open golf tournament, the organization’s signature event, aims to raise critical funds to support NMC’s academic programs and services.

“Bank of Hawaii’s donation symbolizes that company’s commitment to higher education,” said NMC President Dr. Carmen Fernandez. “We are deeply thankful for the contribution.”

Saipan Laolao will play host to the 7th Annual NMC Foundation Open golf tournament, scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2009. For sponsorship information or to register to play, please contact 234-5498 extension 1050.

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