Koror, PALAU- Team 22 Palau returned to Palau from the 2022 Northern Marianas Pacific Mini Games last month. Stevick Patris brought home 3 Golds for weightlifting and the men’s baseball team a Bronze medal. The gathering gave our traditional and government leaders a chance to thank the athletes for their excellent performance and representation while in CNMI. On behalf of Rubekul Belau, Maderngebuked Remengesau Jr. encouraged them to remain role models for the youth of Palau- both on and off the field and court. President Whipps reminded them to maintain good health as our bodies are temples of God.
Representing the Senate, Senator Sungino expressed the honor he had to witness the games in person on behalf of Palau’s leadership. Delegate Gibbons Jr. encouraged Team Palau to continue staying in shape as they prepare for games in the near future. Finally, PNOC President Kyota and Secretary General Temengil reminded the leadership of the importance of government and community support for Palau’s athletes. As Palau readies itself to host the 2025 Pacific Mini Games, it’ll require support from all of Palau to pull off a successful event and garner medals for our Team Palau athletes!