The Flyin Hawaiian Hosts Benefit Golf Tourney

November 18, 2009, 4:00 PM HST · Updated November 19, 9:43 AM
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Phillies All-Star and Maui native, Shane Victorino returns home to host a Second Annual Celebrity Golf Classic this weekend.  The event takes place this Saturday, November 21st at noon at the Makena Beach & Golf Resort and will benefit the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation.

Courtesy Photo, shanevictorino.com: 2008 Celebrities: Neil Everett, Kurt Suzuki, Shane Komine, Brandon League, Chuck Liddell, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Derek Tatsuno, Keoni DeRenne, Tadd Fujikawa, Mark Rolfing and Howard Dashefsky.

Courtesy Photo, shanevictorino.com: 2008 Celebrities: Neil Everett, Kurt Suzuki, Shane Komine, Brandon League, Chuck Liddell, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard, Shane Victorino, Derek Tatsuno, Keoni DeRenne, Tadd Fujikawa, Mark Rolfing and Howard Dashefsky.

Last year, the Golf Classic hosted by the Flyin’ Hawaiian, raised $100,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association Aloha Chapter.  That’s more than 80% of the agency’s goal for the year.

Featured celebrities golfing this weekend include PGA golfer Tadd Fujikawa, retired World Series Champ Sid Fernandez, Entertainer Danny Kaleikini, ESPN Anchor Neil Everett, and a host of other local and national talent.

“I look forward to returning to Hawaii each off-season to give back to the community that is so supportive of me,” said Victorino.  “I am honored to team with the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation, an organization that provides great resources and amazing support to children and their families who face unbelievable challenges,” he added.

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“The Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation is extremely grateful to be the beneficiary of the Second Annual Shane Victorino Celebrity Golf Classic & Auction to be held Saturday, November 21st at Maui’s Makena Beach & Golf Resort,” said Dale Saito, board president of the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation.  “Shane Victorino’s exceptional accomplishments on and off the baseball field make him a hero and inspiration to all Hawaii — and especially to our kids who are battling cancer.”

At the Second Annual Shane Victorino Celebrity Golf Classic, corporate teams of four will be joined by celebrity team captains to compete for the championship to win awards, including Tiffany & Co. custom-engraved crystal baseballs, authentic Shane Victorino autographed Phillies jerseys and other golf-related prizes.

A dinner, silent and live auction, as well as an awards ceremony will follow the tournament in the Ka’eo Ballroom at the resort.

Celebrity participants scheduled to join Victorino include:

Joe Blanton, Philadelphia Phillies
Kila Ka’aihue, Kansas City Royals

-Raeceen Woolford, Miss Hawaii 2009
Don Chapman, Midweek Magazine Editor
Howard Dashefsky, UH Collegiate World Series Team Member

Keoni DeRenne, retired baseball player

Sid Fernandez, retired, 1986 World Series Champion

Tadd Fujikawa, PGA

Chad Gaudin, New York Yankees

Ryan Howard, NL MVP, Philadelphia Phillies All-Star

Danny Kaleikini, Ambassador of Aloha, entertainer

Archie Kalepa, Surfer

Brandon League, Toronto Blue Jays

Pat O’Connell, Surfing Hall of Fame

Mark Rolfing, NBC Golf Analyst

Lenn Sakata, retired, 1983 World Series Champion

Huston Street, Colorado Rockies

Derek Tatsuno, Retired professional baseball player

Roy Yamaguchi, Celebrity Chef, Restaurateur

Neil Everett, ESPN Sports Center Anchor and event Celebrity Emcee

(Posted by Wendy Osher)

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