9th Annual Els Hoakalei Cup Raises Funds for Six Local Non-Profit Organizations

Pictured from left to right: Lance Mizumoto, Robert Fujioka, Toru Nagayama and Richard Lim

‘EWA BEACH, O‘AHU, HAWAI‘I (May 1, 2017) – Hawai‘i golfers teed it up for charity on April 28 at Hoakalei Country Club, the Islands’ only Ernie Els-designed signature golf course. The ninth annual Els Hoakalei Cup charitable golf tournament raised funds for six local non-profits, including Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i Hale Pono ‘Ewa Beach Clubhouse; James Campbell High School Athletics Department; Hoakalei Cultural Foundation; ‘Ewa Pu‘uloa Outrigger Canoe Club; The First Tee Hawai‘i; and Hoakalei Charities.

Pictured from left to right: Mitch Imanaka, Tomi Yamada, Marie Imanaka and Gerald Tanaka

Participants enjoyed 18 holes of golf, on-course food and beverage, tee packages, the opportunity to vie for generous prizes and a casino-themed cocktail awards reception.

About the beneficiaries:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i Hale Pono ‘Ewa Beach Clubhouse – this non-profit organization inspires Hawai‘i’s youth to become responsible citizens.
  • James Campbell High School Athletics Department – serving 3,125 students in the ‘Ewa Beach community, this school offers a safe, positive place where life skills are learned and applied to meet the challenges of a changing society.
  • Hoakalei Cultural Foundation – this non-profit organization’s mission is to ensure good stewardship of the land and enable future generations to understand, value and respect the spirit, natural resources and heritage of the ‘Ewa Plain.
  • ‘Ewa Pu‘uloa Outrigger Canoe Club – a local institution in the ‘Ewa area for the last 15 years, this canoe club is dedicated to the health and wellness of its members and the perpetuation and preservation of the Hawaiian culture.
  • The First Tee Hawai‘i – this non-profit organization provides educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
  • Hoakalei Charities – this non-profit organization primarily supports a variety of local keiki programs.