The 16th annual Roy's Restaurants Golf Classic, held at the Royal Ka'anapali Golf Course, raised more than $42,000 for Imua Family Services.
"The combined efforts of the committee and participants made the 16th annual golf tournament the most exciting tournament ever," said Dean Wong, Imua's executive director. "This year we were excited to honor First Hawaiian Bank, (which) has been partnering with Roy's Restaurants owner/chef Roy Yamaguchi and the Roy's Restaurants Golf Classic as a major co-sponsor since the tournament's inception. This tournament goes a long way to help children and their families in our Maui community."
Other major sponsors included Hawaii Medical Assurance Association, Southern Wine & Spirits, Baron & Leeds, Sakamoto Properties, Thornton & Associates and VIP Foodservice with support from The Pebble Beach Co., Ka'anapali Golf Courses, Maui Jim Inc., United Airlines, Kapalua Golf Courses, Hualalai Golf Club, Nanea Golf Club, Waikoloa Beach & Kings' Course, The Ritz-Carlton Kapalua, Audio Visual Services, Kevin Rebelo and Advantage Webco Hawaii.
Thirty-nine teams vied for top honors, with prizes ranging from golf clubs and rounds of golf at courses throughout the state to gift certificates for island restaurants, hotel stays, luaus, sailing charters, and activity passes.
The day culminated with a "hole-in-one dinner" at Roy's Ka'anapali and an awards presentation emceed by Guy Hagi of Hawaii News Now. Imua Family Services' team took first place; the team of Arnie Baptiste of HMAA placed second, and the team of Gary Hogan of Royal Lahaina Resort placed third.