Tiyan sunset run/walk held
The first annual Tiyan Complex 2k/5k Sunset Run/Walk was held over the weekend at the Tiyan Softball Fields. Participants enjoyed an afternoon stroll around the sports complex as part of fundraising efforts Mayor June Blas says will benefit the community. Free t-shirts were given out to the first 200 finishers and medals were awarded to the top 3 finishers in each division. Runners were also eligible to win great raffle prizes and drawings.
June Blas, the Mayor of Barrigada, said, "The steps that we are trying to do is to revitalize this whole complex, the sports fields. It is a highly used field and we are doing are ways of raising funds to start with the lighting. We do notice that we have a lot of people that at use this area for their jogging and walking and so we want to think about the safety and also for those that are utilizing the sports fields here. We want to make sure that they are well lit at night. We also want to take care of the restrooms and the facilities and that is one thing that we need to do is build better restrooms for this big facility."
The ultimate goal for the Tiyan Complex is to one day have a turf stadium for American Football which can be used by all sports federations and athletes from all over the island.
Mayor Blas added, "We have been wanting that for many years now. Now Barrigada having so many sports. Our kids, we have soccer, basketball, baseball and now our newest team the Game Time Barrigada Crusaders. So of course we want a field that can hold not only our kids but a stadium that can be used throughout the island. And I know that GEDA is working with us and the HUB Zone and it's really great because knowing that someone out there from the mainland wants to invest in Barrigada."
Jeremiah Camacho represented Guam at the U22 5th Fukuoka Summer Cup 2019 sponsored by Storm. Jeremiah made his way through the field of 200 bowlers to advance to the top 39 and then qualified for the 8 game finals. Camacho was the first to advance to the TV finals, losing 258-255 to hometown competitor Hideaki Hata.
He was the youngest player to make it to the TV finals. Jeremiah was awarded a scholarship prize of JPY250,000 along with a sponsorship prize to compete in the Milo Junior All Stars in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in December.