One hundred twenty-two golfers gathered at Pearl Country Club on April 26 for the Society’s 22nd Annual Friendship Golf Tournament. Together with the JASH Annual Dinner in the fall, the golf tournament is the major fund-raiser for the Society. Prizes donated by our supporters were presented to top 30 teams, with the grand prize, a fly/stay/golf package to Maui’s Makena Resort (airfare by Go!Mokulele), presented to the team that placed 22nd. All players received some sort of an award.
JASH would like to thank all the major sponsors, Titanium and Graphite sponsors, and the individual players who supported this tournament. For complete list please click here. A special thanks to the 34 volunteers without whose support this tournament would not have been possible. Proceeds from this tournament will go right back into programs for the community, including educational programs such as cultural exchanges for Hawaii’s schools and students to continue building grass-root relations between the people of Hawaii and Japan.
As in previous years, JASH invited members of the military to participate. Four individuals from the Hawaii Air National Guard who were instrumental in providing disaster relief to Japan following the tragic earthquake and tsunami last year participated, courtesy of retired Admiral and JASH Director Thomas Fargo.