Korean vets need help, one more time

The Korean War Veterans Association, Kaua‘i Chapter, is asking for the community’s help with its golf tournament which will be held June 26 at the Wailua Golf Course.

Royce Ebesu, president of the Korean War Veterans Association, said proceeds from this tournament will be used to help host the Annual State Reunion of Korean War Veterans in July, 2012.

“The Korean War veterans are in their 80s and this will probably be the last reunion we will be hosting,” Ebesu said in a letter.

The association is asking for help with sponsorships as well as inviting people to participate in the tournament which will open registration at 5:30 a.m. and a shotgun start at 6:30 a.m.

Tournament play is individual medal play with Men’s maximum handicap at 30 and women’s maximum handicap at 36, as of May 1.

Entry fee is $90 per golfer and includes greens fee, cart, closest-to-the-pin on No. 7 and No. 17, and the awards luncheon at the Kaua‘i Veterans Center in Lihu‘e following the tournament.

Non-golfers are also invited to the luncheon at $10.

Lucky number prizes will be awarded during the awards and is open to all diners and golfers at $2 donation per ticket.

A grand prize of $500 and other prizes will be distributed and winners must be present to win.

Sponsorships for tees as well as prizes, or a monetary sponsorship are also being invited, Ebesu said.

The different levels of sponsorship include Purple Heart for $100, the Bronze Star for $200, the Silver Star for $300, the Distinguished Service Cross for $400 and the Medal of Honor for $500 or more.

Additionally, tee sponsorships are available and prize contributions are also welcomed.

Ebesu said there is a deadline of June 18 for both golf play registration and sponsorships.

“We have been truly honored by the support from the community in the past and are seeking help, one more, and possibly, the last time to help make this event a success,” Ebesu said.

For more information, or contributions, call Ebesu at 822-4341, or Ed Nakano at 245-2884.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.

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