Morning thundershowers did not keep away 130 golfers from gathering at Pearl Country Club on Wednesday, April 24 for the Society’s 23rd Annual Friendship Golf Classic. The golf tournament is one of the major fund-raisers along with the Annual Dinner held in the fall. Every participant received a prize, with the grand prize, a fly and stay package to the Makena Beach and Golf Resort on Maui with airfare donated by go! Airlines presented to the 23rd place team in honor of our 23rd year.
JASH would like to thank Tournament Sponsor First Insurance Company of Hawaii, all of the other major sponsors, Titanium and Graphite sponsors, and the individual players who supported this tournament. For the complete list please click here. A special thanks to the 40 volunteers who help to make the tournament run smoothly. Proceeds from this tournament will be used for community programs, including educational programs and cultural exchanges for Hawaii’s schools and students to continue to build special relationship between the people of Hawaii and Japan.
As in previous years, JASH invited members of the military to participate. Four individuals from Hawaii Air National Guard and military members from Pacific Air Forces participated. Their services in supporting Operation Tomodachi and the Rainbow for Japan Kids program are greatly appreciated. A special thanks to Admiral Thomas Fargo and Ms. Sharon Weiner for sponsoring our military guests.
A special thanks to Jim Yuki, a JASH friend and Sony Open volunteer pool chairman for assisting with golf questions and scoring. Also thanks to our roving course photographer, JASH member Ray Tabata. Please click here for a link to his photos.