UH West O`ahu raises more than $70,000 at golf tournament

University of Hawaiʻi-West Oʻahu
Kyle Galdeira, (808) 454-4867
Communications Coordinator, Public Relations and Marketing
Posted: Oct 21, 2011

UH West Oahu hosted its second annual golf tournament on Oct. 19.
UH West Oahu hosted its second annual golf tournament on Oct. 19.
The University of Hawai`i - West O`ahu raised more than $70,000 in its second annual golf tournament. The tournament was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Kapolei Golf Course with monies from the tournament earmarked for scholarships and the student activities fund at UH West O`ahu.
The tournament was organized by the Friends of UH West O`ahu to celebrate the continued efforts involved with the transition of the campus to a regional comprehensive university. Construction on the new campus in Kapolei began Aug. 16, 2010, with the first phase of a new state-of-the-art campus expected to serve more than 2,000 students when classes begin in August 2012.
The modified-scramble tourney featured 36 teams with generous sponsorships provided by various corporate sponsors.
“To have a successful second year for a golf tournament shows that people from across different sectors understand the need for and role of higher education in this region and the future of Hawai`i,” UH West O`ahu Chancellor Gene Awakuni said. “We have been so very fortunate to have this wide ranging support from so many businesses. We’re very thankful to all of them, many of whom have been longtime supporters.”
UH West O‘ahu became a four-year, regional comprehensive university when it served its first class of freshmen in fall 2007. The university offers quality education, small classes and personalized attention at convenient locations. Construction began in August 2010 on the first phase of a new, state-of-the-art UH West O‘ahu campus in the City of Kapolei. It is expected to serve approximately 2,000 students for fall 2012 classes. For more information, visit uhwo.hawaii.edu, twitter.com/uhwestoahu, facebook.com/uhwestoahu or call 454-4700 or toll-free (866) 299-8656.