Naydith a Pacific Games gold sponsor
Local company Naydith Events Hirage has been welcomed on board by the Pacific Games Office as a gold sponsor for the 2019 XVI Pacific Games.
A memorandum of understanding was signed Thursday morning between Games Organizing Committee Chair, Loau Keneti Sio and Operation Managers and Directors, Olotoi Joseph Faolotoi and Auimatagi Henry Faaolotoi who spoke on behalf of Naydith to convey their support for the Games.
The sponsorship package is valued at $500,000 and comprises of venue equipment for the Games.
"$500,000 is not small money but you have made your sponsorship in kind so that it can help out with our Games, and as everyone knows we are trying to find ways to make it happen and the people have given their support," said Loau.
"So, on behalf of the Games Committee as well as our Government; the Prime Minister and Cabinet, we thank you for your generosity.
"We are blessed to have you on board our family of sponsors. As you are well aware, we have been searching for support in many ways to ensure that we host a successful Games in July, and the assistance you have provided today will go a long way in making sure we do just that," he added.
Auimatagi firstly acknowledged the efforts by the Government of Samoa and the Pacific Games Office for organising and preparing Samoa as Games host in July.
"The true spirit of this sponsorship is to lend a shoulder for the preparations of the Games coming up and we pray that this sponsorship is useful for all the plans that have been laid out by the committee."
“Naydith Events Hirage is here to support. Our hope is that the support we provide fits well into the planning set up by the Organizing Committee and the Pacific Games Office and may God bless the remaining preparations for the Games," he said.
Naydith Events Hirage is a family business. Established in 1992, Naydith provides a wide range of services for events ranging from weddings to Government events and reunions.
Loau, who is also the Minister of Education Sports and Culture, told this newspaper that "so far its all good", when he discussed the progress they were making in their preparations.
"It’s still on the right pathway, that’s what they say and that’s the way I look at it," he said.