Friday, January 31, 2020 – Government House, Agana Heights, Guam
The Guam Women and Sport Commission hosted a mixer on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the Government House in Agana Heights. The First Gentleman was on hand for the occassion that featured the launch of the Guam Safe Sport Program and a dialogue about Women and Sport.
The event was facilitated by Joey Miranda III as GNOC Secretary-General Robert Steffy opened the proceedings with a welcome speech. Free flowing beer, wine and pupus were on tap while music was provided by the group “Just Friends”.
Sandra Miller presented the Guam Safe Sport Program through a power point presentation and discussed the procedures. The program is mandated by the International Olympic Committee and overseen by the Equity Commission Oceania.
Melanie Torre moderated the panel discussion later in the evening featuring two female Olympic prospects: Guam Wrestling Federation’s Mia-Lahnee Aquino who also serves as the Guam Naitonal Athletes Commission Secretary and Guam Weightlifting Federation’s Jacinta Sumagaysay, who garnered the most medals during the 2019 Pacific Games. GNOC Medical and Anti-Doping Commission Secretary Dr. Arania Adolphson and Guam Cycling Federation Board Member and GNAC Vice Chair Tara Tydingco provided the entourage prospectus of the panel.
The event was supported by the Olympic Solidarity’s Equity grant. The organizers included GNOC Board Member and Executive Director Anita Blas and Keo Frontiero.