By Dani Dela Cruz
A big mahalo for a successful golf tournament held last Saturday, Aug. 31, at Ironwoods Golf Course on behalf of Dani Dela Cruz who is waiting for a kidney transplant.
First of all, I’d like to thank God for blessing me with my wonderful family that I love so much, my husband Rudy for all his support and for being by my side especially at this time in my life and my sons and their families: Guillermo and Katie, Rudy Jr. and Jennifer and our beautiful and precious grandchildren, William, Keely, Wesly, Jasmine and Jillian Dela Cruz.
I’d like to take this time to deeply thank my son Guillermo, and Katie, for all the hard work and dedication they put into coordinating this golf tournament.
Mahalo Joran Dudoit for all your help in assisting with this tournament and for being there for me whenever I need your help. Thank you for being a true friend.
I am very grateful and appreciate all my family, friends, co-workers and sponsors who made this tournament a success. I feel so special to have such great supporters in my life. No words can express my appreciation that I feel in my heart, as I know that I am blessed to have you all a part of my life. Thank you for all the prayers, the kind words, and encouragement you all have given me.
Thank you to all the special people who volunteered, sponsored a hole, and donated prizes, and especially to all the players for making this golf tournament a success: Darrell Rego, Ipo Aki, Lance Kaneakua and Lancen Kaneakua, Kameron Arinoki, William Dela Cruz, Keely Dela Cruz, Wesly Dela Cruz, Marilyn “Honeygirl” Meyer, Winifred Yulo, Ivy Yulo, Gabriel Yulo, Cheryl Lenwai, Michelle Naeole, Mrs. Shizuma, Amy and Maka Makaiwi, Katina and Yasmine Soares, Rudy Dela Cruz, Joran and Ashley Dudoit (EJ Fishing), Randy and Josephine Manaba, Elena Jo Kawano, Tarrah & Noa Horner (iCandie/iCopie), Jeffrey and Crystal Egusa, Dana Takashima, Penny and Miki Duvauchelle, Lydia Trinidad, Geneva Castro-Lichtenstein and David Lichtenstein, Jolene Apostol, Lee DeRouin, Malcom Mackey, Russell and Sonia Kallstrom, Jeannine Rossa, Chanel Deluna, Diane Adachi, Mrs. Adams Class, Mele Garces-Reyes, Kaianne DeMello, Erlinda and Gene Santiago, Billy Moore, Mele Hooper, Kahau Aki-Juario, Katie Juario, Larry Keethe (Paddlers’ Inn), Catherine Aki, Koki Foster, Faye Lite, Lyn Bonk, Mike Jones (Kapalua Golf), Barry Helle (Wailea Old Blue), Matthew Hall (Turtle Bay), Frank Luchowski (Kahili Golf Course), Castle Molokai Shores, Young Ohana, Mr. and Mrs. David Mikami, Loke and Kalani Han, Pualani Akaka, Earline Iaea, Summer Napoleon, Alika Lani, Andy Toth, Irwin Balbas, Handa Paleka, Pauly, Stai Falealii, Harry Hanaoka, Kaleo Lenwai, Zackery Helm, Jared Ishida, Ian Haskins, Ryan Link, Kainoa Pali and Henry Pali, Melissa Kapuni and Victor Lopez, Mike Eala, Kim Svetin (Kamoi Snack-N-Go) and Kim and Eddie Lani. I am so thankful for all your support, contribution and kindness that you have shown me. Thank you so very much.
The tournament was divided into two flights: A and B. The winners in flight A were: first place – Andy Toth, second place – Guillermo Dela Cruz, third place – Jared Ishida, fourth place – Jeff Egusa, fifth place – Handa Paleka. In flight B, winners were, first place – Joran Dudoit, second place – Ian Haskins, third place – Ryan Link, fourth place – Ashley Dudoit, fifth place – Kainoa Pal. The longest drive contest winner, men – Alika Lani, women – Joran Dudoit. Highest gross – David Lichtenstein.
Donations are still coming in so if I have missed anyone in this letter, please forgive me. As you know my heart is filled with gratitude and I am very thankful that there are people like all of you in this world.
God bless you all!
Danialle Dela Cruz and Family