Pay-Less Markets Community Foundation presented a check of more than $16,000 to the 2020 Kick the Fat 5K/10K beneficiaries – Duk Duk Goose Inc., Snake Pit Wrestling Academy Guam, Mañe’lu (formerly Big Brother, Big Sister) and the UOG Endowment Foundation. The remaining donations were distributed amongst other non-profit organizations.


Triple J employees presented a check for 3,134 to Make-A-Wish Guam & CNMI from donations made through their employee elective payroll deduction program. The program, which started in April 2019, has more than 30 employees in Guam and Saipan participating.

Sailors assigned to the Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine USS Oklahoma City on Feb. 14 demonstrated firefighting techniques and “discussed shipboard life” with a 5th grade class at the Cmdr. William C. McCool Elementary School on Naval Base Guam. Oklahoma City is one of four submarines assigned to Submarine Squadron Fifteen at Apra Harbor, Guam.


IT&E presented the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross and its partner, the Andrea R. Ilao Foundation, with $5,000 to be forwarded for off-island relief efforts. Funds will be divided equally between wildfire disasters in Australia and the Taal Volcano eruption in Tagaytay in the Philippines. Subscribers participated through text-to-donate or by visiting an IT&E store, with IT&E matching their donations. In addition, a portion of proceeds from accessory sales was added to the donation.


McDonald’s Saipan donated $5,000 education tax credit to Mount Carmel School to aid in Mount Carmel assist in academic programs, services and annual student-life events. mbj

(From left) Tor Gudmundsen, president and principal engineer, TG Engineers, 1st Vice President, Guam SAME; Eric Marble, project manager, NAVFAC Marianas, treasurer, Guam SAME; Ken
Wheeler, Civil Engineer Corps, U.S. Navy, secretary, Guam SAME; Scott Thompson, vice president and operations manager, Coffman Engineers, Inc., president, Guam SAME; Ilana Almquist,
coordinator of corporate marketing, Coffman Engineers, Inc., secretary, Guam SAME; and Thomas W. Krise, president, University of Guam.

Photo by Morgan Legel

The Guam Post of the Society of American Military Engineers donated a $20,200 check to the University of Guam’s School of Engineering on
Feb. 20 during its Centennial Celebration at the Hyatt Regency Guam.

(From left rear) Edgar Ermita, Security Guard, Robby Yamasta, sales representative, Coca-Cola Foremost; Priccy A. Quichocho, business support
staff, Coca-Cola Foremost; Edward Crisostomo, distribution specialist, Coca-Cola Foremost; Dennis Cabuhat, engineering technician II, Coca-
Cola Foremost; Renato Encio, engineering technician I, Coca-Cola Foremost ; Rodelin Ebilane, engineering technician, Coca-Cola Foremost;
Steve Leon Guerrero, engineering technician II, Coca-Cola Foremost; Johnnie Fong, group president; Jeff Nantin, Group IT Manager; and Arnel
Toves, business consultant, Coca-Cola Foremost; and (from left front) Joe Collado, group facilities manager; Roy Calas, business consultant,
Coca-Cola Foremost; Jose Fernandez, sales manager, Coca-Cola Foremost; Vikki Fong, creative content manager; Glimpses of Guam; and
Hillary Acfalle, group human resources generalist.

Photo by Tricia Scott

Guam group employees from Chili’s Grill & Bar, Coca-Cola Beverage Co., Foremost Foods Inc., Glimpses of Guam, Nakicos Guam, which does business as Subway Restaurants, collected trash on Feb. 22 in Barrigada along Route 16 as part of the Adopt A Highway program.