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Mahalo to Waterhouse Charitable Trust

Waterhouse Gift

The Waterhouse Charitable Trust made a multi-year gift to Nā Koa Football Club in excess of $1,000,000, one of the largest in the UH Athletic department’s history. The multi-year gift will most notably support the football program in the areas of summer school, nutritional supplements, and cost of attendance stipends.

“UH Athletics is thankful and indebted for the tremendous support from the Waterhouse Trust,” Athletics Director David Matlin said. “Their generosity and vision has enabled us to address the Cost of Attendance initiative which will benefit the well-being of our student-athletes. As a founding member of Nā Koa, Alec Waterhouse was one of the Rainbow Warriors’ biggest fans and this generous donation will not only support the football program which he loved, but all of our student-athletes.”

“Alec Waterhouse loved UH football and established the Waterhouse Charitable Trust as a way to continue his support of his beloved sport,” Waterhouse Trustee Stan Mukai said. “I’m pleased to represent the Trust in showing our support of the Rainbow Warrior football program and the UH Athletics Department’s Cost of Attendance Program. I believe Alec would be pleased to know that the Trust is directly helping student-athletes have an even better experience at UH and also increasing UH’s ability to compete at the highest levels.”

 

Nā Koa Football Club’s FY2015 Year in Review

Thanks to a very generous donation by the Waterhouse Charitable Trust, Nā Koa was able to raise nearly $1.28 million in fiscal year 2015 that just ended on 30 June. We anticipated ending the year in the black for the third year in a row and with the help of the Waterhouse Trust and your support, we have accomplished that goal with flying colors.

Further adding to the bottom line were membership dollars and fundraisers which led to revenue of approximately $550,000. Your membership accounted for nearly 40% of that total and showed the team that the community continues to support their hard work in the classroom and on the field. Our members are the foundation and we thank you for your commitment to the team and helping the program compete in a very challenging and ever-changing landscape of Division I athletics.

On the expense side, funds were used to support the team’s education, health and safety needs….which has become Nā Koa’s mantra. Over half of the Waterhouse Trust grant was used to fund 2014 summer school. The rest will be spent in the 2016 fiscal year to support enhancement of the supplemental meals provided to the team, cost of attendance, video equipment maintenance and technical support, and much needed weight room equipment that will help our players be stronger and remain healthy during the season.

The team continues to need your support at the games and through your donations. With your help, Nā Koa will be able to continue our mission of supporting the education, health and safety of our Rainbow Warriors and increasing their ability to compete in the Mountain West Conference.

Here’s more information on Nā Koa’s support of the team:

Summer school………………………………………………………………………………….. $352,344

Recruiting…………………………………………………………………………………………… $1,012

Student athlete support (meal enhancement, equipment, etc)…………… $187,338

Coaches support (professional development)……………………………………. $29,484

Summer Camps (youth camps)…………………………………………………………. $5,154

Football Operations……………………………………………………………………………. $1,548

Strength and Conditioning…………………………………………………………………. $14,713

Alumni Relations……………………………………………………………………………….. $2,061

Nā Koa Operations (staff salaries (2), membership fulfillment, etc)……. $182,918

Fundraising expenses……………………………………………………………………….. $67,205

Administrative fees (UHF fee (5%), credit card/bank fees, etc)…………… $79,156

Nā Koa Football Club New Board Officers

Stuart Chang

 

Stuart Chang, Sports Sales Manager for Oceanic Time Warner Cable, ended his two year term at the helm of the Nā Koa board on June 30, 2015.

Presenting him with a koa paddle for his service and leadership is Head Coach, Norm Chow, and Kim Fujiuchi, Nā Koa Executive Director.

 

Eric Fujimoto

 

Eric Fujimoto, Ho’ea Wealth Advisory Group, began his two year term as President of Nā Koa on July 01, 2015. Welcoming him is Kim Fujiuchi with Athletics Director, David Matlin.

 

 

 

For a full listing of the Nā Koa Board of Directors, visit: http://www.nakoa.org/board-of-directors-and-officers-of-na-koa/

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