The Bank of the South Pacific (B.S.P.) has shown their support for this year’s Miss Samoa pageant with a donation of $20,000. Scheduled for Friday the 9th of September, the pageant will presented by the Samoa Events Inc (S.E.I.).
According to pageant director, Laeimau Oketevi Tanuvasa, the money will go a long way to help with their staging of the event.
The donation from B.S.P. who are an Associate Sponsor, was presented at the B.S.P. headquarters in Apia by General Manager, Taituuga Maryann Lameko-Va’ai. “Today the Bank of the South Pacific is happy to be part of this year’s Miss Samoa Pageant again,” Taituuga said.
“We were also a sponsor for the event last year and it’s really a part of what we contribute to our community projects.
“In particular, we value the importance of tourism as a development of our economy, the empowerment of women to showcase their talent and an appreciation of our culture as well.”
Taituuga expressed the bank’s excitement to partner up with S.E.I.
She expressed her confidence in the organizing committee’s ability to put up a spectacular show.
“We are very happy to present our donation and sponsorship of $20,000.” Laeimau and the organizing committee also expressed their excitement about the strong partnership with the bank. “On behalf of S.E.I. we would like to thank B.S.P,” she said. “We are very privileged to have this presentation this afternoon. You know with any event it is not easy to get a sponsor but we are very happy to have a partnership with the bank. B.S.P is our exclusive bank of the pageant.”
Laeimau said that S.E.I. is made up of very enthusiastic members with a passion for Samoa who will also use their extensive experience in running events to make this year’s pageant one to remember. “We have had many successful projects with the community so it kind of goes in line with what we’re all about,” she said.
“Samoa Events is very happy that the government has trusted us to run the pageant.
“Our plan is to run a pageant with a difference. We would like to utilize the pageant as an agent of change for all our young ladies.”
Laeimau concluded with a very warm thank you to the bank. “We believe that looking after our sponsors is very important because all of these events like the pageant do cost money.
“We are very thankful that B.S.P. has decided to come on board.”