A very big MAHALO to everyone who participated in Nā Koa ’s first virtual golf tournament! We know that it was not the same as seeing everyone on the second Tuesday in April at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course, but we appreciate you taking a chance on this new format and most importantly, for supporting our Warrior Football Team. The tournament had approximately 30 teams from Maui to North Carolina and raised nearly $15,000 to support the needs of our team.
Special thanks to course sponsor, Hawaii Pacific Health, (represented by Nā Koa board Vice President, Claire Tong) and Coach’s Package sponsor, Sean Sugai of Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates, Inc, who played a round of golf with Warrior Head Coach Todd Graham.
(Left to right)
Ken Hayashida, KAI Hawaii
Warrior Head Coach, Todd Graham
Sean Sugai, Ronald N. S. Ho & Associates, Inc. (host)
Ken Kawahara, Akinaka & Associates
Hawaii Prince Golf Course
And to football alums Mike Biscotti (QB, 1970-72), currently residing in North Carolina and Dave Eagle (WR, 1961) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Congratulations to Dave and his team, the winners of the mini football alumni tournament. They received a special prize and spent an hour with Coach Graham via zoom. We hope to have more football alums participate next year!
Special photo prizes were awarded to the teams that submitted the most entertaining photo and showed the most spirit:
Fun: Team Kapoi – Pride Ink Tattoo (Maui)
Spirit: Team Inappropriates (Oahu)
Warm mahalo to the Nā Koa golf committee led by board members Garett Ichimura and Sheldon Nagata; past board president Scott Kaulukukui, our score master; to board members who sponsored or sold teams; and to the many donors who provided prizes for our teams. We could not have done it without everyone’s help.
Team and Special Events Package (SEP) prizes were awarded via random draw. The five lowest net and five highest net scores were placed in a hat and five winners were drawn. Here’s a list of the team winners (in no particular order):
- Steve Choo, ABM ON-Site Services
- Julie Harada- Team Inappropriates
- Brian Kunioka
- Roy Shimabuku, Lucky Hotels
- Dr Lance Teramoto
- Bird or Paradise Restaurant (Hawaii Prince Golf Course)
- Enterprise Rent-a-Carl
- Garett Ichimura
- Hawaii Prince Golf Course
- Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
- Kop Distributors
- Lucky Hotels (Ohana Waikiki Malia)
- McKinley Car Wash
- Royal Hawaiian Spirits
- Servco Pacific Inc
- Scott Kaulukukui
- SoFi Hawaii Bowl
- Swoish Produce
- Tiki’s Grill & Bar
- Outrigger Waikiki
- Under Armour
Thank you again to everyone for their participation and support! We are very hopeful that we can hold our in-person tournament on the second Tuesday in April, 2021 at the Hawaii Prince Golf Course. Mark your calendars for 13 April!