Inaugural Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament Raises $10,000 for the E Ala Voyaging Canoe

Members of the Kawelo 'Ohana at the inaugural Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the E Ala Voyaging Canoe on 11-15-13 at the Makaha Valley Country Club

Members of the Kawelo ‘Ohana at the inaugural Gege Kawelo Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the E Ala Voyaging Canoe on 11-15-13 at the Makaha Valley Country Club. From L-R, front row: Ray Barrett, Jeff Cantrell, Charlie McNichol, Anela Cantrell, Kapi’olani Barber, Bert Barber, Francis Dunhour. Back row: Tom Zizzi, Amy Zizzi, and Mike Hitzeman. Click image to enlarge.

Sen. Shimabukuro (left) posed with Kapiolani Barber, niece of Gege Kawelo and Executive Director of Nanakuli Housing Corporation.

Sen. Shimabukuro (left) posed with Kapiolani Barber, niece of Gege Kawelo and Executive Director of Nanakuli Housing Corporation.

L-R, golfers James Fernandez, Lui Faleafine, Jr., Jerome Pave, Bruce DeSoto, and Anthony Guerrero (who co-emceed the event along with Keoni Ford).

From L-R, golfers James Fernandez, Lui Faleafine, Jr., Jerome Pave, Bruce DeSoto, and Anthony Guerrero (who co-emceed the event along with Keoni Ford).

Golfers Sang Choi, Kenny Wong, and John Choi, of the Auto Accident Law Center team.

From L-R, golfers Sang Choi, Kenny Wong, and John Choi of the Auto Accident Law Center team.

Aloha,

Because of your support, our Inaugural fundraising golf tournament raised a total of $10,000! This is a wonderful start for our organization as our first large fundraising event.

As our golfers know, we had our own Project Director, Anela Cantrell, snapping a few photos on the golf course. Click here to see the photos. Password: makaha

Click here for additional photos by Senator Maile Shimabukuro.

For more information on how to support the E Ala voyaging canoe, click here.

Looking Toward the Future:

Under the leadership of Kaina Holomalia and his Restore Wa`a Committee, we will be well on our way to getting the E Ala back into the waters of the Waianae Coast and beyond. Please let us know if you are interested in assisting with the physical restoration as many hands make light work.

We hope you all had as much fun on the course and in the clubhouse as we all did organizing this memorable event. Be sure to get on the course and work on your golf game as the 2nd Annual Gege Kawelo Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament will return in 2014!

Mahalo Nui Loa,

Gege Kawelo Memorial Fundraising Golf Tournament Committee
Kawika M. Ayau
Georgette Stevens
Sen. Maile Shimabukuro
Keoni Ford
Samantha Lorenzo
Anela Cantrell

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