Guam – The Guam International Marathon donates $15-thousand each to the Island Beautification Task Force and the Tourism Education Council during a media conference yesterday held at the Guam Visitors Bureau.
The donations were funded from proceeds generated from the marathon event held last month.
GIM Race Director Ben Ferguson said the two local organizations embody the community support vital to ensuring the best Guam experience for visitors.
He said this donation also supports their mission of giving back to the people of Guam.
Ferguson said, “We have taken a lot of pride in determining ways in which the marathon can fulfill these missions and how it can make Guam a better place for tourists and residents. I can’t think of no two other organizations that support that muission than IBTc and TEC.”
Ferguson adds that there was a 30% increase in participation at the GIM this year compared to last year. He also said that as a testament to a job well done in promoting the event, international participants exceeded the number of resident runners.
READ the release from Guam International Marathon below:
Hosts of the 2014 Guam International Marathon presented donations to event beneficiaries this morning.
The Islandwide Beautification Task Force and Guam Tourism Education Council each received donations of $15,000. These donations were funded from proceeds generated from the marathon event that was held on April 13th.
“The event was a huge success for the island and we are humbled by the opportunity to make two separate donations of $15,000 each to the Islandwide Beautification Task Force and the Guam Tourism Education Council.
These organizations are instrumental to the on-going and future success of Guam’s tourism industry. These two organizations embody the community support that is so vital to ensuring that our off island visitors experience everything that makes Guam such a special place,” says Race Director Ben Ferguson.