The annual Meet the Coach fundraiser on Kauai was held on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the Kauai Community College Fine Dining Room, organized by Mark Oyama of Mark’s Place and Contemporary Flavors Catering. Head Coach Nick Rolovich and his entire coaching staff was on hand to meet the over 100 Kauai fans in attendance for a fun night of food, drinks, door prizes, and a question and answer segment with master of ceremonies Dickie Chang. Also in attendance was the honorable Mayor Bernard Carvalho, a 1983 UH football alum, along with other former players, Dick Ueoka (1955) and Jett Jasper (2011).
Dave Hinazumi of Grove Farms and his committee also coordinated additional fundraising activities culminating with the Meet the Coach event. They held a BBQ cookout at Omao Ranch Lands Wednesday night and nine holes of golf at Puakea Golf Course on Thursday afternoon. The coaches manned food stations at several different holes serving up Mojitos, sushi, and hamburger sliders while Coach Rolo was at Hole 6 hitting a closet to the in competition.
Mahalo to the following sponsors who supported this event:
Alexander & Baldwin
Esaki Surveying & Mapping
First Hawaiian Bank
Kodani & Associates
Mark’s Place & Contemporary Flavors Catering
Special mahalo also to the following for their generous donation of goods or services:
Alex Pascual, Bow Construction
Steve Ientile, Bowers + Kubota
Danny Morioka, Dani’s Restaurant
Paul Ito, Hokuala
Olie Rivera, Kauai ATV
Bob Gunter, Koloa Rum
Daryl Kaneshiro, Omao Ranch Lands
Fred Lopez, Paradise Beverage
Craig Sasada, Poipu Bay Golf Course
Dan Urwiler, Puakea Golf Course
Jonathan Ota, Tip Top Café
Russell Hata, Y. Hata & Co., Limited
Boyd and Gaylene Gayagas and the Ace Team
Proceeds from all events went to Nā Koa to directly support our Rainbow Warrior football program.
For $1,000 ($500 tax deductible), you will receive 20 Under Armour t-shirts with your company logo stating that “ABC Corporation” proudly supports Live Aloha~Play Warrior. Great gift to give your employees or clients.
For $2,500 ($1,000 tax deductible), you will receive 60 Under Armour t-shirts.
For $5,000 ($1,250 tax deductible), you will receive 150 Under Armour t-shirts.
*You don’t have to be a company to participate. Friends and/or family members who are die-hard UH football fans can come together and form a group to qualify.
For t-shirt order form or for more information, call (808) 956-4513 or email email@example.com
While UH pays for our opponents to fly to Hawai’i on charter flights, our team flies commercial to the mainland for road games. However, for this one trip to Michigan, the athletic department arranged for the team to fly on a charter flight. There are many benefits for flying charter. The team will be returning from Australia on Sunday and leaving for Michigan on Wednesday. The charter provides for: less class time to be missed, an earlier return on Saturday evening so the team can recover and head to class Monday morning, not to mention the comfort, and much more.
Flying on a charter flight, however, is more expensive than flying commercial; therefore, Nā Koa has been tasked with helping cover the cost of the charter by monetizing 17 first class and 20 coach class seats.
First Class: $4,000 roundtrip ($3,000 for Nā Koa and H-Club members)
Coach Class: $2,000 roundtrip ($1,500 for Nā Koa and H-Club members)
Price includes 1-game ticket (in the UH section) per seat purchased. It does not include any ground transportation or hotel accommodations.
Tentative schedule: depart Honolulu on Wednesday, August 31 at 4:00pm and return on Saturday, September 03 following the game. This is a direct flight from Honolulu to Detroit and back.
*Cannot participate in the charter but would like to help the program offset the cost of the charter? DONATIONS (full tax deduction) are also welcome!
Contact Joyce Lau at (808) 956-4513 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.