Meet the Coach – Kauai Fundraiser

Rolo and MarkThe 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. Kafense_sushiRolo-golf

Mahalo to the following sponsors who supported this event:

Alexander & Baldwin

Esaki Surveying & Mapping

First Hawaiian Bank

Grove Farm

Hawaii Gas

Kauai Realty

Kodani & Associates

Mark’s Place & Contemporary Flavors Catering

Title Guaranty

Allan Smith

Peter Yukimura

David Iha

Special mahalo also to the following for their generous donation of goods or services:

Arthur Brun

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.

Live Aloha~Play Warrior Corporate Membership Program

LAPW TShirtThe Nā Koa Football Club is offering a special membership package to companies (or groups)* which includes the “Live Aloha~Play Warrior” t-shirt worn by the 2016 football team.

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

Michigan Charter

Logo_H 8490_michigan_wolverines-alternate-1996Fly to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Hawai’i vs Michigan game in “The Big House” on September 03 with the University of Hawai’i football team.

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 for more information.

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