17 Dec GFA donates outdoor rubber mats to Yigo Mayor’s Office
[December 16, 2020 – Yigo, Guam] Guam Football Association recently donated sets of outdoor rubber mats to the Yigo Mayor’s Office for use at the village’s sports facilities and outdoor events after Vice Mayor and Mayor-Elect Tony Sanchez reached out for assistance.
“I would like to thank Mr. Tino San Gil (GFA President) and Guam Football Association for this donation,” Sanchez said. “Most of the mats will be used at our village’s softball field – after it rains, some areas get wet and slippery and these mats will help ensure a safer environment for kids and teams on the field. Also, we’ll be using them during functions, like some here at the Yigo gym, in areas where we have a lot of ponding of the water.
“There were so many mats that GFA was able to donate to us, so I reached out to the Barrigada Mayor’s Office if they’d also like some mats to utilize at their village park and playground. Other mat pieces that were different sizes, we also gave out to some village residents who needed them for their driveways that get muddied, and also for our Mayor’s Office and senior center too,” Sanchez added.
Sanchez, who normally goes walking around the Guam Sports Complex with his wife for exercise, noticed some mats stored at the GFA National Training Center during one of his walks and inquired with GFA if any extra were available for use by the Yigo Mayor’s Office. Sanchez said he received a call last week informing him that GFA would be donating some mats and they were available for pick up.
“Especially during this pandemic, we continue to assist our local community in any way we can,” said San Gil. “When the Yigo Vice Mayor reached out to us requesting for any extra mats we could donate, we of course wanted to assist. We also spoke about collaborating on future events and activities in Yigo when we’re able to resume them.”
Sanchez and his team picked up the outdoor rubber mats from GFA Monday.
After receiving a request from Yigo Vice Mayor and Mayor-Elect Tony Sanchez, Guam Football Association recently donated outdoor rubber mats to the Yigo Mayor’s Office for use at village facilities and events. GFA President Tino San Gil, left, Yigo Vice Mayor and Mayor-Elect Tony Sanchez, center, and GFA General Secretary Marvin “Ike” Iseke pose for a photo outside of the Yigo gym with the donated outdoor rubber mats Tuesday afternoon.