18 May 2022 Apia Samoa. The Marist Sports Club have been blessed with a $10,000 tala donation from Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB).
The donation was received during a hand-over ceremony this morning, attended by the President of the Marist St Joseph’s Sports Club, Afioga Pouniu Peter Schmidt.
Pouniu conveyed the MSJ Sports Club’s heartfelt appreciation to the Chief Executive Officer of SSAB, Afioga Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai, and General Counsel of SSAB Group, Afioga Tuatagaloa Aumua Ming Leung Wai, as well as SSAB’s ACEO of Sales and Marketing, Asomua Asia Stanley.
“We acknowledge SSAB’s ongoing support of the Marist Sports Club for many years. You are always on standby to assist every time, even if our requests are put through at the last minute,” says Pouniu.
Since the establishment of SSAB 14 years ago, the company has been side by side with the Sports Club in all its efforts sporting development programs.
“SSAB is a strong supporter of the Marist Sports Club because of our belief in supporting and developing our local players as well as helping them achieve their goals in whatever sport they are a part of,” says CEO Tofilau Fiti Leung Wai.
The Marist Sports Club consists of the Marist Teams that are active and competing in various sports such as Golf, Boxing, Rugby Union, Rugby League, Touch Rugby, Netball (to name a few).
The Sports Club deploys development activities that provides a platform for local talent, while promoting healthy lifestyles.
The donation is $5,000 tala in cash and $5,000 tala worth of in-kind and assistance.
According to Pouniu this will assist substantially with the funding of upcoming tournaments already in the pipeline such as the Marist International Rugby 7s commencing at the start of June.
CEO Tofilau acknowledged the work of the Marist Sports Club President, Executive and members.