12th Belau National Games
XVI Pacific Games
World Summer Olympic Games
July 24th - August 9th 2020
July 4th - With only one week for our Team Palau to go to Yap for the 2018 Micronesian Games, the final preparation is taking place, with team final members, food/equipment supplies, team uniforms and other essentials that require the Team to bring to ensure that our Athletes have full and complete support at the 9th Micronesian Games in Yap.
The Team and Athletes are humbled with the great support from our Palau Leadership, families and community. Including the help from government and Ministry of Justice for allowing the patrol boat to bring sports equipment, drinks, food items, and sheets/pillows for athletes to the games. The support from our community has been strong through the fundraising efforts from the various Teams and the overall Team Palau Organizing Committee. At the June 23rd fundraising, the team raised about $10,000 dollars with other in kind support from local companies such as Palau Shipping Company donating bags for the athletes, NECO Tabecheding Water, the official Palau NOC water for donating 200 cases of water and $2,500.00. Other monetary donations were presented by National and State Government, private business, local organizations and friends/families of athletes. The Ngardmau State also presented support and provided the Athletes from Ngardmau State $100.00 each, and $300.00 to Team Palau. These great feats of support from our community, Leadership, States and National government, families and friends, makes it all possible for our Team Palau success in the participation of the Games in Yap. The Team Palau and Athletes humbly extend appreciation to everyone for their support.
The travel dates for the athletes will be on charter flight on July 13th, and again on July 21st and July 27th. These flights are provided and sponsored by Belau Force Airline/Sea Passion Hotel. Team Palau members and athletes, extend deep appreciation to Mr. Chiu Hung Chao, owner of Sea Passion Hotel and Belau Force Airline for his great support to Team Palau and the Team Palau airline sponsor.
The Games Organizing Committee in Yap is looking forward to have Team Palau at the games, to participate and also provide officials, referees, umpires to help with the games. For any information about the Games and Team Palau, please contact the Palau NOC Office at 488-6562/4491 and all updates of the games will be posted on the NOC Website at www.palaunoc.sportingpulse.net and social media Palau National Olympic Committee Facebook page.