JASH Holds 25th Annual Friendship Golf Classic at Hawaii Prince Golf Club

JASH Staff members Liz Stanton-Barrera and Kathryn Murata showcase the special prizes to be awarded to Special Hole ticket drawing winners

The 25th anniversary of JASH’s Annual Friendship Golf Classic was held on April 22nd, 2015 at Hawaii Prince Golf Club in Ewa beach. Shochu donated from Kai Vodka was used for the JASH-traditional sake kanpai at noon, shortly followed by a taiko shotgun sendoff led by JASH Chair Daniel Dinell on taiko borrowed from Chinagu Eisa Hawaii. 

During the award ceremony dinner, each participant received a door prize and teams with the top ten scores awarded prizes. The grand prize of a golf stay package at the Grand Wailea and Wailea Golf Course was awarded to 25th place team winners, Vic Angoco and Chris Redlew. The 1st place trophy was awarded to Vaughn Hokama and Eddie Sim. Guests got to enjoy a special 25th JASH Friendship Golf Anniversary cake from Liliha Bakery, donated by Golf Chair Alan Yamamoto.

Deputy Consul General of Japan Koichi Maruyama presents the JASH trophy to 1st place winners Vaughn Hokama and Eddie Sim

JASH would like to thank our Tournament Sponsor Pacific Guardian Life for making this fundraiser a success this year. Thank you also to our other major sponsors, Titanium and Graphite sponsors, individual players, and many donors that supported our cause. Please click here for a comprehensive list of supporters of the tournament. A big MAHALO to the volunteers that helped bring the tournament together! Thank you to volunteer Ray Tabata for taking photos throughout the hot and sunny day.Thank you to the General of Japan in Honolulu for their continued support of the tournament – and special thanks to Deputy Consul General of Japan Koichi Maruyama for presenting the trophy during our awards dinner.

We would also like to thank Kimo Kahoano for being a wonderful MC for our program, as well as facilitating the live auction briefly held during the awards dinner. His personality and great humor was a highlight of the evening. Finally, JASH gives a very special Mahalo to the 2015 Golf Chair Alan Yamamoto, who assisted throughout the preparation period of the tournament in soliciting for sponsors, teams and donations. Mahalo, Yama-san!