The 2018 LHS Class Challenge Golf Tournament, now in its 11th year, was hosted by the Foundation for the first time. This popular "fun"-raising event benefits the programs and projects of the Foundation and has raised more than $160,000 since 2008.
All Class Team Winners
The 2017 LHS Class Challenge was held on July 13, 2017, at the Hawaii Prince Golf Club.
Rob Shelton, LHSF Board member and former board president represented the Foundation at this year's event and filed this report:
I had the pleasure of participating in the LHS Class Challenge in the “SOME CLASS” team category with 1973 grads Gregg and Joyce Wada, and Lee Ann Shigezawa. The Hawaii Prince Country Club has proven to be a great venue for the tournament. The course is fun and fair, although the sometimes windy conditions were challenging this year. The four ball format ensures that every team member’s score counts so you really have to be on top of your game.
It takes a concerted effort to put on an event like this, and we are grateful for the hard work of Earl Ichimura, Eric Okazaki, Mike Miyamoto, all of the volunteers, sponsors and prize donors. Everyone has a great time together and we are already looking forward to next year’s event.
What strikes me most about this event is the terrific camaraderie and support Lahainaluna High School has with its alumni and supporters. Everyone was very enthusiastic about Lahainaluna, and we were grateful for the opportunity to update the participants on the Foundation’ progress this year and what we are trying to do for our school and community. Earl presented the Foundation with a check for $16,000.00, bringing the nine year total to $146,000.00. That is remarkable, and really allows the Foundation to fulfill its mission by providing opportunities and resources to Lahainaluna.
NO CLASS- 1st Place Team: Matson team of Dean Matsuoka, Len Isotoff, Harding Parilla, Cory Fukushima
SOME CLASS- Class of 1962- 1st Place team: Frank Crozier, Merton Agena, Warren Nakamura, Melvin Nakaima
ALL CLASS-Class of 1962: Alan Kawaguchi, Thomas Fujita, Noosh Nishihara, Gerald Ichiki
Grand Prize (9th Place Overall) All Class of 1968: Howard Hedani, Mike Miyabara, Wayne Anbe, Douglas Ichimura
Check presentation: Rob Shelton, Earl Ichimura
Oldest All Class-Class of 1952: Charles Araki, Clifford Yoshida, James Kumagai, George Enriques