Dear Big Island of Hawai’i Friends,
A golf tournament will be held on October 28th 2017 Saturday at Hapuna Golf Course to benefit Alana Lavaka and her 5 young children.
We are asking for our island community, businesses and friends to help us
make this golf tournament a huge success and blessing for The Lavaka Family.
Alana and her late husband Hailame Lavaka, of Waimea were involved in a
fiery vehicle accident the morning of May 17th 2017 on Queen Kaahumanu
Highway that claimed the life of Hailame, a father to 5 school aged children.
Alana was in a coma for a week, in critical condition for 3 weeks and in rehab at Hale Ho’ola in Honoka’a for another week after the accident. While trying to understand, console and comfort her children, grieve and mourn the loss of her husband, Alana endured multiple surgeries, therapy and will need further
surgeries for her broken back and foot. Alana is currently healing but despite
her injuries or physical limitations, she needed to get back to work to support
She is not just suffering from physical pain but also emotional pain for the loss
of her dearly beloved husband and father of her children. While Alana worries
about keeping a roof over her children’s heads, and having food on the table to
feed her family, it doesn’t stop there. Medical bills are coming in and this
family needs our help.
We hope we can count on you to help us, help this family. We are looking for
golfers to participate along with prizes and auction items as well as donations
for our event. All donations can be mailed to The Big Island Giving Tree at P.O.
Box 2786 Kamuela, HI 96743. If your donation cannot be mailed, please feel
free to call Rhonda Bell at 808-937-9439 and we will arrange to have it picked
Me Ka Mahalo Nui,
Rhonda Bell Co-Coordinator
The Big Island Giving Tree
GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFIT FOR THE LAVAKA ‘OHANA
Where: Hapuna Prince Golf Course
When: Saturday October 28, 2017
Registration: Begins at 7am. Shotgun start at 8:30am
Format: 2-Person Scramble
Minimum Combined Handicap 25 per team / Minimum 4 drives each player
Mulligans: 5 for $20
Awards: Closest to the pin on all par 3’s / Awarding top 5 places
HOLE-IN-ONE PRIZE- $10,000 CASH
Deadline: Saturday October 14th, 2017
Contact: Lani Olsen-Chong 808-936-0670
Prizes and Luncheon immediately following the tournament at Kawaihae Canoe Club.
Year Round Communty Dinner
Year round Community Dinner will be served every Thursday at St. James Pavilion from 4:30-6. Door to door deliveries will be made to Kupuna and families in Waimea and to the homeless in Waimea and Kawaihae.