The annual Meet the Coach fundraiser on Kauai was held on June 23, 2016 at the Kauai Community College Fine Dining Room and was 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 closest to the pin 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.