Dick “Kazu” Ueoka had his Dick Ueoka Day on the same day as Ed Bales Day. Coach Ueoka was recognized for his efforts at forming the Pop Warner football league along with Jack Nada who were members of the West Kauai Jaycees.
Dick said they were the original founders along with Harold Naumu and Copeland Davis who worked for The Garden Island newspaper. The heads of the first associations included Jerry Santos and Kenneth Shirai for Kekaha, Bob Yamakawa for Koloa, Joe Shiramizu for Lihue, and Wilfred Kaui for Kapaa. The uniforms and equipment was underwritten by the Shriner’s.
Unfortunately, Coach Dick was on the mainland when all the hoopla took place at the big Kauai Pop Warner championships and Harold Naumu Bowl. But his son Kelly took a lot of pictures, he said.
Enterprise Holdings normally makes its presentation to Malama Pono Health Services during the Kauai Sings! event, but this year, Shannon Maxwell and Samira Siale made a special trip to the Malama Pono office to deliver the grant.
They got to meet Rebecca Lenarth who got them going on the New Year’s Resolution smoking cessation program.
OK, today is the Kauai Marriott Resort and Beach Club Christmas Charity Craft Fair and Food Booth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds help with the Visitor Industry Charity Walk, the Children’s Miracle Network, the Kauai United Way, and more.