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Tennis Players Need Assistance

Fresh from their successful stint in the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022 where they won three gold medals and a bronze, the CNMI National Tennis Team need help to compete in this year’s Pacific Nations Cup in Lautoka, Fiji, next month.
09 Jul 2022 15:24
Tennis Players Need Assistance
The Northern Marianas tennis player Isabel Herras in action during the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022 at the American Memorial Park tennis courts. Photo: NMPMG2022/Norman Del

Fresh from their successful stint in the Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games 2022 where they won three gold medals and a bronze, the CNMI National Tennis Team need help to compete in this year’s Pacific Nations Cup in Lautoka, Fiji, next month.

Isabel Herras, Bobby Cruz, Colin Ramsay, and Hye Jin Elliott need an extra $6500 to finance their trip to Fiji and the former has created a Go Fund Me page to make it happen.

In her message to would-be donors, Herras said while the Northern Marianas Islands Tennis Association is determined to continue supporting its athletes, the non-profit tennis organization has insufficient funding to send the four to compete in the Pacific Nations Cup following the investment in its junior programmes and preparation for the Pacific Mini Games amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We really appreciate any amount donated. These donations will open up opportunities for all players in NMI tennis. We all have different small goals for the upcoming tournament in the Pacific Nations Cup.

But the main goal we all share is to play freely, embrace the competition, and show everyone the hard work we put in,” Herras said.

She added that the Pacific Nations Cup is a prestigious event where only the top 64 players from 15 member-nations of Pacific Oceania get to compete in the International Tennis Federation-sponsored competition. Therefore, NMITA is urgently reaching out for the support of the NMI community.

The CNMI National Tennis Team needs an additional $6500 to cover travel costs to Fiji. We recognize that these are challenging times to give so that any financial assistance would be exponentially appreciated,” said Herras.



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