Monday, June 27, 2011

Flame Tree Arts Festival 2011

The enticing smell of home-cooked food brought people, the supporter of the arts, to the Shirley's Coffee Shop booth at the recent Flame Tree Arts Festival.

This is the 30th year that the Festival is held. From June 9-12, The American Memorial Park was home to various booths and activities.

It was a tiring but fulfilling 4 days. Thank you to all those who visited our booth!

Hong Kong Chelsea Foootball Coaches on Saipan

The Under 15 Boys of Shirley’s Football Club (together with Matansa and TanHoldings Football club U15 players) attended the clinic conducted by coaches from Hong Kong Chelsea FC Soccer School. The clinic was held last June 8, 2011 at the Oleai Sports Complex Field.

The coaches, head coach Kwok On Tsui and technical director Luam Khen Koo, is joined by former Hong Kong football star and technical director of both the Chelsea FC Soccer School (Hong Kong) and Santos Soccer School Leslie George Santos and , are in town to conduct football clinics and to attend the opening of the Tan Holdings

The participants were taught the basics of the sport and were made to go through drills in the 2-hour clinic.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Shirley's Coffee Shop volunteers and Shirley's Football Club Team up to Clean Aquarius Beach

About 30 volunteers from Shirley’s Coffee Shop and players from Shirley’s Football Club joined hands in participating in DEQ’s Island Wide Clean up held last April 15, 2011. The group conducted a clean up of Sugar Dock Aquarius Tower Beach.

searching every nook and crany of their area

team work is still the name of the game

picture of a happy volunteer perfectly captured on cam

rounding up the day's loot

'til the next clean up!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Turn Over of 10 Drums to OES

Present to accept the drums is Mr. Glenn Muna, Prinicipal of Oleai Elementary School. Also in the picture are NMIFA President, Jerry Tan, Shirley’s FC President Susan Macario, Shirley’s FC Treasurer Merlie Tolentino and Shirley’s FC General Secretary Puy Macario.

After the team painted the cans blue, the ten drums were fitted with wooden stands and were turned over to Oleai Elementary School.

The 10 drums will be utilized as trash cans at the OES facility.

The drums were turned over last April 8 in a simple ceremony at the Oleai Elementary School field with Shirley's Football Club representatives and OES school officials.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Shirley's Coffee Shop GM Reads to Third Grade Students

Reading opens up a child's creativity, encourages questions thereby cultivating inquisitiveness, makes the world smaller and places nearer, provides fuel to adventurous spirits and makes learning a lot more fun.

Shirley's Coffee Shop GM Susan Macario knows the value of reading, having enjoyed quiet moments with a book to read too, and she readily agreed when asked to read a book to the third grade students of San Antonio Elementary School in support of the school’s Community Readers Activity.

Held last April 12, this is to involve the community to come to San Antonio Elementary School to inspre the children to read more. This activity encourages the students not to give up reading as they grow older and utilize this skill whenever and wherever their future may take them.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Shirley's Football Club Supports Fundraising for Tsunami Victims

Saipan and Japan have close ties--with the Japanese market being an integral part of Saipan tourism and economy for years. So when news of the earthquake and tsunami reached Saipan, Shirley's is one with the rest of the world in praying for their safety, rescue and rebuilding.

Last April 10, Shirley's Football Club took a solid step in helping Japan as they joined the other football teams in a fundraising event at the Ada Gymnasium. In this fundraiser, players of Keio University women’s soccer club had a friendly match against Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) Women’s national team. Before the match, players of the different football clubs in Saipan joined in the dribbling relay competition, penalty kick challenge while in the men’s and women’s division, the players played the 4 x 4 small side game challenge.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shirley's Football Club Paints the Cans Blue

Sure they are football players and can give a good kick but their hands are talented as well. These hands were put to good use last March 26, 2011 as the Football Club of Shirley's Coffee Shop joined the beautification project of Olei Elementary School.

Parents, players and coaches joined the clean up and helped in the painting of the ten drums which is to be donated by the team to the school as trash cans.

Let the pictures below tell you what a fun and productive day this was.

Blue trash cans

Mission Accomplished! Their big smiles are from participating in this fun and meaningful activity.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Shirley's Football Club Receives Cereals from Dickerson & Quinn

Dickerson and Quinn donated several boxes of Kellogg’s Cereals to the different football clubs on Saipan. This donation is for the benefit of the Spring Youth Football League players.

Last March 23, Shirley’s Football Club distributed its second box of Kellogg’s Cereals to its U6 and U8 players during the practice games at Oleai Elementary School.

Shirley's Football Club Joins Kick Butts Parade 2011

Clad in their bright blue uniforms, Shirley's Foootball Club came in full force for the 2011 Kick Butts Day Parade held yesterday, March 24, 2011.

The event was organized by the Department of Public Health's Community Guidance Center. This parade aims to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle among the youth of the CNMI. Shirley’s Football Club's strong showing is in support of this advocacy.

Shirley's FC joined more than 700 youngsters from schools and organizations that started at Mt. Carmel and ended at Hopwood Junior campus where a program and a dance competition were staged.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

NMIFA Donates Soccer Balls to Shirley's FC

The kids of Shirley's Football Club happily hold the footballs from NMIFA

Shirley's FC's Puy Macario with NMIFA's Ed Salas for a souvenir photo

The Northern Mariana Island Football Association (NMIFA) through its General Secretary, Edward Salas donated 15 soccer balls to Shirley’s Football Club last February 23, 2011.

The soccer balls were received by Shirley’s Football Club Secretary, Puy Macario.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Shirley's Football Club Donates Soccer Balls to Elementary School

A staunch supporter of the sport and the benefits and values it bring to the younger set, the Shirley’s Football Club made the donation of ten soccer balls to the Oleai Elementary School last February 5, 2011.

It was the football club’s first get together party at the grounds of Oleai Elementary School where more than 50 youth players showed up together with their parents for the Youth Football Spring League registration..

The soccer ball donation made the get together more meaningful and was an apt welcome to the league which will open on February 26.

A grateful Mr. James Sablan, Oleai’s Vice Principal, accepted the donation from Shirley’s Football Club president, Susan Macario. With Macario is NMIFA President Jerry Tan and Shirley’s Football Club General Secretary Puy Macario.

In a brief speech, Mr. Sablan mentioned that he is happy to receive the soccer ball donation and that the school will continue with their partnership with Shirley’s Football Club who had been instrumental in increasing the awareness of the students in the said sport.

Susan Macario, the Club’s president, relayed that they are very grateful to Oleai Elementary School for providing the club its home, where children do their practice games twice a week.

Their donation of the ten pieces soccer balls to Oleai Elementary school is just a small token of appreciation to the officers of the school as by providing the home pitch, the club knows they will be able to reach more students and children of CNMI and create a bigger impact through the sport of football.

Monday, January 24, 2011

1st Beach Clean Up for 2011

Start the year right.

And they did. The team of Shirley's Coffee Shop again trooped to Sugar Dock/ Aquarius Beach Tower last January 17, 2011.

This proves their commitment in doing their part to keep the island and its coastline pristine.

A total of 21 people composed of Shirley's team members and their relatives participated in the first 2011 clean up and gathered approximately 85 lbs of trash.

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