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Associa Hawaii Partners with Friends of Shriners to Host 20th Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Oct 3, 2018

Honolulu, HI – October 3, 2018 – Associa Hawaii, the leading local community management company, partners with nonprofit organization, Friends of Shriners, to host the 20th annual golf tournament fundraiser to benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children® — Honolulu and Associa Cares. Associa Hawaii and Friends of Shriners teamed up with the Kapolei Golf Club to host the tournament.

This year, 150 golfers from around Oahu joined local sponsors to raise more than $55,000. The day started with an exciting ball drop via helicopter from former Hawaii University football player and Carolina Panthers star, Kealoha Pilares, as well as live, silent and online auctions. George Hanzawa, owner of George’s Aviation, donated the helicopter service. The money raised will help children who need orthopedic services at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Honolulu.

“Friends of Shriners is honored to team up with Associa Hawaii and host this incredible event,” stated Donald “Zeke” Schmus, Friends of Shriners director and treasurer. “Our mission is to support the Honolulu Shriners Hospital and help them in their efforts to provide the best health care for the children of Hawaii. This event helps raise funds to assist those in need of medical services who might not be able to receive them otherwise. The outpouring of support from the community, volunteers, and participants is overwhelming and truly highlights the spirit of aloha. It has been an unbelievable 20th year celebration, and we look forward to many more in the future.”

“The Associa Hawaii team and the Friends of Shriners have worked unbelievably hard to orchestrate this year’s golf fundraiser,” stated Pauli Wong, Associa Hawaii president. “It was a great success and we raised more money for the Shriners Hospital and Associa Cares. Each year, we strive to make a bigger impact and we could not do it without the support of our community. I would like to send a special thanks to our volunteers, sponsors, and special guests including Keanu and Alisha Jones Cua, the eight year old patient ambassador and his mother, for representing Shriners Hospital. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing group as we look forward to next year.”

Associa Cares funds are distributed to families of Associa-managed and non-Associa managed communities who have met with a qualifying disaster. To donate to Associa Cares or apply for assistance, please visit our website at

Associa Cares is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created to assist families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters. Through donations raised from Associa employees and at fundraising events across the country, Associa Cares is able to provide necessary goods and services to the families affected by these types of tragedies.

Friends of Shriners Hospitals is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children, in Hawaii locally, and its mission of caring for children up to 18 years old with bone, joint, or muscle conditions – regardless of ability to pay. Funds raised will be donated to the hospital to provide life-transforming surgical care to children across the Hawaiian Islands and the Pacific Basin. A portion of the proceeds will also support Associa Cares, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and communities in crisis as a result of natural and man-made disasters.

With more than 180 branch offices across North America, Associa delivers unsurpassed management and lifestyle services to nearly five million residents worldwide. Our 10,000+ team members lead the industry with unrivaled education, expertise and trailblazing innovation. For more than 40 years, Associa has provided solutions designed to help communities achieve their vision. To learn more, visit

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