Happy Camper for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    Cecil Cooper, Lyn Collison, June Cooper and Pastor Alex Tychkin of the Lihue United Church enjoy the 40th Labor Day Breakfast that, in part, benefited the Kauai Economic Opportunity.

  • Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

    A Kauai Rugby Team player battles with the Kona players for ball control during a matchup for the tournament’s third place Saturday at Vidinha Stadium.

Kudos to Greg Horn and the Kauai Rugby (you folks who didn’t go, don’t know what you’re missing out on) peeps on hosting a tournament featuring Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island teams over the weekend at Vidinha Stadium. Now, who won? Kauai made a comeback in the second half (the game is short, time-wise, but filled with action) before coming up short, 26-28 against Kona.

More kudos to Coach Teddy Arroyo and the Kauai Pop Warner Football League on launching its 57th year of youth football and cheer where Walmart donated enough gift cards so each of the five associations could have beneficiaries! Arnold Cruz could not shake off his sideline encounter from Friday night (yep, Arthur Brun saw it, too, and Chef Mark Sassone said he actually had a day off).

Mel Rapozo was busy doing trash detail at the Friendship House 30th anniversary (kudos to Terry Moses and all the crew on a great shindig!), and did Derek Kawakami run The Kauai Marathon? No wonder they missed the Arnold Cruz play (Bryan Aiwohi remembers his one from 2017).

Kudos to Clarence Sales, Bobby Kamakele, and all those Kauai Lynx peeps on doing a Labor Day goodwill tournament after all the visiting teams canceled out because of the weather threat!

Okay, this weekend, Brad Hiranaka gets his Kauai Youth Football kids up and going at Hanapepe Stadium.


Dennis Fujimoto can be reached at 245-0453 or at dfujimoto@thegardenisland.com.


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