Kurt Suzuki Returns to Maui for Clinic and 3rd Annual Fundraiser

January 16, 2017, 8:32 AM HST · Updated January 16, 8:32 AM
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3rd Annual “A Taste of Hawaiʻi, hosted by MLB All-Star Kurt Suzuki and Celebrity Chef Alan Wong. (L to R) Chef Craig Dryhurst, Chef Sheldon Simeon, Chef Peleg Miron, Kurt Suzuki, Chef Dominic Garcia, Chef Alan Wong, Chef Isaac Bancaco. Photo credit: John Henry at Four Seasons Maui

An estimated 150 youth participated in the 2017 All Pono Clinic hosted by Major League Baseball All-Star Kurt Suzuki of Maui over the weekend.

The annual clinic for youth ages 8-12 offered baseball skills training to kids during a five hour session at the Iron Maehara Stadium in Wailuku on Saturday.

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Then on Sunday, Suzuki joined Celebrity Chef Alan Wong in hosting his 3rd Annual “A Taste of Hawaiʻi” event to raise funds for the Kapiolani Medical Center – Pediatric Cancer Division, and the National Kidney Foundation.

Kurt’s father Warren Suzuki, who is a stage 4 kidney cancer survivor and has been in remission for eight years.  Kurt’s sister-in-law, Tricia Vignery battles with a chronic kidney disease, FSGS Nephrotic Syndrome, but has been in remission for three years.

The Baldwin High School graduate is now a free agent who has played for the Washington Nationals, Oakland Athletics and Minnesota Twins.

3rd Annual “A Taste of Hawaiʻi, hosted by MLB All-Star Kurt Suzuki and Celebrity Chef Alan Wong. (L-R) Ma’ake Kemoeatu, Kai Lenney, Kurt Suzuki, Shane Komine, Matt Hannaford. PC: John Henry at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea.

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