November 7, 2017
Join us in honoring our award winners at this year's Awards Banquet.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 | Ala Moana Hotel
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm No-Host Cocktails & Silent Auction Bidding
6:30 pm Program Begins
Very few young talents offer the wide array of diverse skills as those possessed by Eden Kai (aka Yusuke Aizawa). An actor appearing on one of Japan’s most popular reality television shows, Terrace House - Aloha State, Yusuke was beloved by the millions of viewers watching the show as it was broadcast on Fuji Television in Japan, as well as via online service, Netflix streaming the show in nearly 200 countries. Eden’s time on the show allowed him to display his skills as a ukulele and guitar virtuoso, composer, singer-songwriter, and vocalist.
His musical talents and role on Terrace House helped him to secure a spot performing at the upcoming Fuji Rock Festival, which is the largest outdoor music event in Japan. Eden also made history at the age of 16 when he became the first instrumentalist to ever win Grand Champion at the popular Brown Bags to Stardom talent competition in Hawaii. Hear his music at www.edenkai.com.
2017 Section Award Winners
Jim Howe Sportsmanship Award: Andre Ilagan and Alyssia Fossorier
Family of the Year Award: The Kunimoto Family (Howard, Leonora, Keith, Duane, and Randy)
Organization Member of the Year: Wailuku Junior Tennis Club
Facility of the Year: The Oahu Club
Kauai District Service Award: Aaron Tada
Maui District Service Award: Beth Arnoult
Oahu District Service Award: Liz Eder
East Hawaii District Service Award: Sheri Kinoshita Nishida
West Hawaii District Service Award: Saundra Gulley
Distinguished Service Award: Fumiya Nakano
Community Excellence Award: Hawaii Tourism Authority
President's Award: Hendrik Bode
Tennis Hall of Fame: Stanley Nagamatsu and David Andrews
These individuals continuously dedicate their time and passion to growing tennis in Hawaii. We cannot be more grateful for them. Thank you for all you do!
Please join us in recognizing these individuals at our Annual Awards Banquet.
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