IPA’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament Raises $80,000 for Tuition Aid

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY’s 14th Annual Golf Tournament was a huge success thanks to presenting sponsor, First Hawaiian Bank, and the many other generous sponsors who joined us on April 22, 2022 at Hawaiʻi Prince Golf Club. This is the third consecutive year that the tournament has sold out, with a full field of 160 golfers hitting the links. The eight-person tournament committee, led by co-chairs Lance Wilhelm and Gregg Kodama, helped us raise more than $80,000 in support of IPA’s Tuition Aid program!

The fun competition started with the pre-tournament putting contest and continued with the many on-course activities, including a chance to win a trip to the Masters at the Hole-in-One contest. Golfers were kept hydrated and fed with the many hospitality stations along the course, including Kapakahi Grinds, Teriyaki Madness, Sansei Seafood, and Bright Light Digital. IPA’s Parent-Teacher Association (IPAPA) was out there representing our school community and serving up hot dogs and specialty cocktails, while cheering the golfers on.

The tournament was followed by a grab-and-go bento dinner and distribution of many fabulous prizes, including a two-night stay at the beautiful Mauna Lani Resort, four nights at the California Hotel & Casino, rounds of golf at Ko Olina Golf Course, a full-page ad in Hawaiʻi Business Magazine, and a 50” Samsung LCD TV.

As is tradition at IPA’s golf tournament, the usual top place finishers were recognized with outstanding prizes, as well as the teams who came in 14th (representing the 14th tournament) and last places. Congratulations to the winning team from Hunt Companies Hawaiʻi! Their names will be added to the IPA Golf Tournament perpetual trophy. Finishing second and third were the teams from Maunakea Integrated Solutions and Grace Pacific, LLC. Our lucky 14th place winner was Mashima Electric, LLC. And rounding out the tournament with the highest score was Kiewit Building Group Inc. Congratulations to all!

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY is grateful to all who participated and made this year’s tournament a tremendous success. We are especially grateful to our Golf Tournament committee – Lance Wilhelm, Gregg Kodama, Cheryl Walthall, Melanie Kim, Darian Chun, Peter Kwan, Michael Lam, and James Malins – whose dedicated efforts ensured the tournament’s success. All our sponsors, donors, providers of gifts in-kind, and golfers gave generously to support our students, and that support impacts our students in so many ways.

We’ll see you next year at our 15th Annual IPA Golf Tournament on May 5, 2023!



2022 Tournament Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor: First Hawaiian Bank

Blue Sponsors: Albert Kobayashi,Inc; Brett Hill Construction Company; CPB Foundation; Kamehameha Schools; Lifeline Fire & Security; Nordic PCL Construction; Pacific Resource Partnership; Wasa Electrical Services, Inc., and The Wilhelm Group

Gold Sponsors: Castle & Cooke; Dominoʻs; General Contractors Association of Hawaiʻi; Hawaii USA Federal Credit Union; Hawaiian Airlines; Hawaiian Electric; Island Insurance Companies; Jayar Construction; Kiewit Building Group Inc.; Matson; Moss; JL Capital; Morgan Stanley; Oahu Metal & Glazing; Ronald N.S. Ho & Associates, Inc.; Sky Painting; and Swinterton

Silver Sponsors: Bowman Connectivity Solutions; ConnectWorks Group; First Onsite; Grace Pacific; HC&D; Hunt; Imanaka Asato; InPac Wealth Solutions; Kai Hawaiʻi; KSF, Inc.; Mashima Electric, LLC; Maunakea Integrated Solutions; Papé Machinery; Par Hawaiʻi; Photoworks Engineering; S + N Architects; and Sween Optometry

On-Course Activities: American Floor & Home; Bright Light Digital; Hawaiian Airlines; HONBLUE; House of Photography; IPAPA; Kaiser Permanente; Kapakahi Grindz; The Queen’s Medical Center– West O’ahu; Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar; and Teriyaki Madness


Golfers checking in
Golfers checking in and getting their tournament swag bags from Jen Banquil, IPA Parent ’23 and ’25, and Shannon Vasilash, IPA Parent ’22 and ’24.
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Golfers from the First Hawaiian Bank, presenting sponsor, team head out for the shotgun start.
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IPA seniors Andrew Lu ʻ22, Nick Murphy ʻ22, and Dan Angelo Hernandez ʻ22 helped greet the golfers and hand out bentos and snacks.
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IPAPA (IPA’s Parent-Teacher Association) served up beverages, hot dogs, and fun for the golfers.
Presenting sponsor, First Hawaiian Bank team.
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The Wilhelm Group team with Lance Wilhelm, IPA Parent ’20 and Trustee Emeritus.
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Team Matson kicking it up and having fun.
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The Lifeline team and Todd and Stephanie Bedford, IPA Parents ’26.
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Team Sween Optometry and Chris Sween, IPA Parent ’33.
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Team Domino’s with Mike Rompel, IPA Parent ’22 and ’27, and Trustee.
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Director of Technology, Kent Nakata, playing with team BCS.


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