Happy Camper for Friday, May 11, 2012

Scotty Yamashita of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama was determined to get the hang of kendama after being introduced to the wooden stick-and-ball game by Kaua‘i’s Braeden Robley following the final round play at the David Ishii Foundation Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association State Boys Golf Championship at the Wailua Golf Course.

Scotty and the boys from Kamehameha had never seen the game and was even more impressed when Trevor Kua (his brother T.J. Kua is the University of Hawai‘i golf standout) from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School showed his prowess on the game.

La‘akea Warren got to come home and mom Jeannie Warren and coach Shawn Hosaka came out to the golf course to cheer the Warrior on.

Peter Rayno (the Kalepa Hillsiders have a kachi-kachi dance and dinner coming up…watch for tickets!) said whoever invented that game must be a millionaire since when it first appeared, it was selling for $20 and now it’s almost $50 and more.

Hats off to Ross Shimabukuro and all (!!!) the volunteers who made everything happen. Now, we rest for four years.

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

Scotty Yamashita of Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama was determined to get the hang of kendama after being introduced to the wooden stick-and-ball game by Kaua‘i’s Braeden Robley following the final round play at the David Ishii Foundation Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association State Boys Golf Championship at the Wailua Golf Course.

Scotty and the boys from Kamehameha had never seen the game and was even more impressed when Trevor Kua (his brother T.J. Kua is the University of Hawai‘i golf standout) from Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School showed his prowess on the game.

La‘akea Warren got to come home and mom Jeannie Warren and coach Shawn Hosaka came out to the golf course to cheer the Warrior on.

Peter Rayno (the Kalepa Hillsiders have a kachi-kachi dance and dinner coming up…watch for tickets!) said whoever invented that game must be a millionaire since when it first appeared, it was selling for $20 and now it’s almost $50 and more.

Hats off to Ross Shimabukuro and all (!!!) the volunteers who made everything happen. Now, we rest for four years.

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

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