5 Feb 2015

Sport: American Samoa sending 100 to Pacific Games

2:51 pm on 5 February 2015

American Samoa will send a delegation of more than 100 to the Pacific Games in Port Moresby later this year.

Athletes will compete in 12 sporting events, including basketball, boxing, rugby, softball, tennis and weightlifting.

The American Samoa National Olympic Committee says the cost for each person is approximately US$2,000, including airfares, meals, accommodations, per diem, uniform and entry permits.

Fundraising efforts are ongoing for each sport federation, including car washes, walk-a-thons and food sales.

ASNOC plans to raise additional funds during two benefit events in April and May.

The territorial government has yet to announce if it will make any financial contribution to Team American Samoa.