Nā Koa Football Club’s major fundraising event, our annual golf tournament named in memory after one of our founding members Ed Wong, is held each year at the Hawai’i Prince Golf Course in Ewa. This year’s event, held on April 10, raised approximately $60,000 for the Rainbow Warrior football program through the efforts of many….there were 225 golfers who not only paid an entry fee, they opened their wallets to purchase special contests at the Par 3 and Par 5 holes (manned by the coaching staff who greeted all the golfers) along with an army of volunteers, food and beverage vendors, prize donations, and the staff at the Hawai’i Prince Golf Club who ran a smooth and efficient tournament and provided a delicious dinner buffet at the end of the tournament.
Every golfer walked away with a Hawai’i Pacific Health draw-string backpack filled with goodies ranging from Diamond Bakery cookies to Dave & Buster game cards, plus prizes were awarded to every team in addition to grand prizes for the 24th, 48th, and 72nd place teams, and the teams with the highest and lowest net scores. Door prizes were also drawn with two big winners of $1,000 gift certificates each with Panda Travel.
Food and drinks were provided throughout the day starting with a mini bento upon registration and food stations at each of the rest stops which included Papa John’s pizza, Paul’s Poppers, Zippy’s chili, Eisenberg hot dogs, Murphy’s sliders, and Pagoda’s raw oysters. Drinks at each rest station were provided by Anheuser-Busch, Paradise Beverages, and Coca-Cola. During the banquet, a special seafood bar was provided by Diamond Head Seafood to supplement the buffet dinner which made for a nice way to cap off the full day of eating and drinking along with the golfing!
Monies raised from the golf tournament will go towards Na Koa’s mission to support the Warriors in the areas of education; player safety; health and nutrition.
The date has been set for the 25th Annual Ed Wong Memorial Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 09, 2019 returning to the Hawai’i Prince Golf Club.
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