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By Heidi (Fujii) Bow ’91

The Mid-Pacific Institute Alumni Association (MPIAA) Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament took place on June 30 at the Hawai‘i Prince Golf Course in ‘Ewa Beach. The weather couldn’t have been better, setting the stage for an enjoyable day for the 219 eager golfers in attendance. With bento lunches in hand, players commenced the shotgun start promptly at 11:30 a.m., heading to their designated holes.

A notable presence of alumni was felt, with 118 former students participating as golfers and 26 all-alumni teams in the mix. Following 18 holes of spirited play under the sun, both golfers and volunteers convened in the clubhouse for a dinner reception. Here, accomplished teams and fortunate individuals were honored with an array of impressive prizes.

This event’s success was made possible through the generosity of our corporate and individual sponsors, donors, in-kind contributors, food and beverage providers, committed volunteers, the Mid-Pacific Golf Team, and the diligent members of this year’s golf committee. Thanks to their collective efforts, the alumni association was able to raise over $34,000 for scholarships benefiting alumni.

Heartfelt appreciation goes out to the alumni, businesses, parents, and friends listed below for their invaluable support. Your contributions played a vital role in making this event a resounding success.

Be sure to save the date for next year’s MPIAA Scholarship Golf Tournament, which will be on Friday, June 28, 2024!

Mark Tanji ’78, Danny Matsumoto ’79, and Nino Ganiron ’79.

Seated from left: Lynne (Yamamura) Kaneta ’69 and Christine Watanabe ’71. Standing from left: Adrienne (Young) Lampitelli ‘88, Jayci Taura ’29, Jordan Lampitelli ’22, Leah Yim, Tina Rawlins, Lei Rudometkin and AJ ’26.

Tee Sponsors

Allied Builders System
Business Insurance Services Inc. – Stan Yamagata ’58
ConnectWorks Group
Pang & Associates – Denton Pang ’94
Edward Enterprises, Inc.
First Hawaiian Bank
Hansen Distribution Group
Kobayashi Group – Patrick Kobayashi ’91
Law Office of Derek T. Kamiya
Morgan Stanley – Financial Advisors, Peter Backus & Daniel Kim
Okada Trucking Co., Ltd. – Jourdan Okada ’98
Safety Loan Co., Ltd. – Jourdan Okada ’98
Sodexo, Inc. & Affiliates – Marc Nakamoto ’91
T. Iida Contracting, Ltd. – Nathan Kimura ’91
Tanji Family
Wilson Okamoto Corporation

In-Kind Donors

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra – Matthew McGuigan ’95
The AJA Group
Bank of Hawaii – Scott Yoshihara ’96
Travis ’92 & Heidi (Fujii) ’91 Bow
Bridgestone Golf Hawaii
Coca-Cola Bottling of Hawaii, a subsidiary of The Odom Corporation
Fujioka’s Wine TIMES
Tracy Fukuda ’92
Hawaii Cupcake Factory – Tara (Aoyagi) Lumford ’96
Hawai‘i Prince Golf Club
Miye Ishii ’92
Island Distributing
The Kahala Hotel & Resort – Kara (Hong) Tsuneda ’97
Katsu Sando 808 – Nani (Hirosane) Hanus ’96
Nancy (Nakasone) Liu ’92
MD Restoration – Mark Harris ’92
Mezzo Bistro
Mililani Golf Club
Kelly Park ’96
Pro-Am Golf Shop – Nathan Yoshioka ’62
Punalu‘u Bake Shop – Reyn Tanaka ’04
Roger Dunn
Royal Hawaiian Center – Nani (Hirosane) Hanus ’96
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
SKJ Sales – Stacey Higashi ’80
Tamura Super Market – Charlie Gustafson
Universal Manufacturers – Candice (Hong) Tateno ’98
XME Party Rentals LLC – Donny Kadokawa ’91
Yanagi Sushi – Nani (Hirosane) Hanus ’96
Zach’s Event Catering – Zach Inouye ’99


Jon A. Fernandez ’79
Alyssa (Wakukawa) Furukawa ’96
James Honke ’58
Denis Isono, Board of Trustee
Brian Ko ’92
Landscape Hawaii, Inc., – Scott Ushijima ’79
Kelly (Lum) Nishimura ’96
Jourdan Okada ’98
Summer Okada ’96
Stephen and Lori Sasaki
SportsMedicine Hawaii, Ltd.

Evan Arakawa-Hall ’23 and Reyn Aoki ’24.

Paul Miguel ’53 and Marcus Oshiro.

Tracy Fukuda ’92