The 17th annual Roy’s Restaurants Golf Classic recently raised $45,000 for Imua Family Services. Throughout the tournament’s 17-year relationship with Imua, it has raised $672,000 to support Imua Family Services programs. To acknowledge the long-running commitment, the Sensory Therapy Room in Imua’s new Early Childhood Development Center will be named in honor of Roy Yamaguchi, Roy’s Restaurants of Hawaii, and the Roy’s Golf Classic Tournament, according to Imua Executive Director Dean Wong.
“The combined efforts of the committee and participants made the 17th annual golf tournament the most exciting tournament yet,” said Wong. “This support has been instrumental in sustaining programs and services to families. It is vitally important to recognize Roy Yamaguchi and his staff for the amazing commitment, effort and energy that it takes to make this event a reality. Thank you also to First Hawaiian Bank for another year as co-sponsor of the tournament.”
During the tournament, 40 teams vied for top honors with prizes ranging from golf rounds at courses throughout the state, to gift certificates for hotel stays, island restaurants, sailing charters, luaus and more. The day culminated with a “hole-in-one” dinner and awards presentation emceed by Guy Hagi at Roy’s Kaanapali. This year, Coca-Cola took first place; Paradise Beverages placed second; and Roy’s Restaurants placed third.
Tournament sponsors included First Hawaiian Bank; Southern Wine & Spirits; Maaco; HMAA; Sakamoto Properties; VIP Foodservice; Baron and Leeds; and Maui Toyota. The event was also made possible with special support from The Pebble Beach Company; Ka’anapali Golf Courses; Kapalua Golf; Maui Jim; Hualalai Golf Club; Nanea Golf Club; Ocean Vodka; United; Whalers Village; Ben Hongo; Audio Visual Services; Aloha Section PGA; KOP Distributors; and Advantage Webco Hawaii.
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