KINGDOM BOWL TONGA 2014 SPONSORS
We were seeking sponsors to help us LAUNCH AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN TONGA, JUNE 27, 2014. We needed:
- Football equipment, field equipment, uniform, balls, etc.
- Container to ship to Tonga out of LAX.
- Coaches to volunteer their time and skills with the Clinic in Tonga.
- Monetary donation to help with team preparation and expenses in Tonga.
- Referees to train referees in Tonga.
The official launch of American Football in Teufaiva, Tonga was successful. About 100 boys were selected by school’s rugby coaches to participate in this historic game. About 30 Tongan coaches and 5 Tongan referees took part in the game. Lord Vaea (Minister of Sports) officially opened the events with ceremonies on Monday, June 23, 2014, the first day of practice at Atele School, and also at the GAME in Teufaiva, Stadium on Friday, June 27, 2014, marking the Historical Start of American Football in Tonga. It was a 50k project to LAUNCH THE TONGAN GRIDIRON in the KINGDOM.
WE WANT TO THANK THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE WHO HELPED:
The Kingdom Bowl Committee wants to recognized the following football players from the CLASS OF 2014 for donating their time and money to assist the “LAUNCHING OF AMERICAN FOOTBALL IN TONGA” Their names will be remembered forever as the USA players who fully supported the establishment of “TONGAN GRIDIRON”. Also a great “Malo ‘aupito” to their parents and families.
More details on these players will be in the yearly programs.
AMASIO/WALLIS F. (Los Angeles)
TUITAHI/KAVEINGA (Los Angeles)
LOPETI/MAKA (San Fracisco)
SIONE KAVA of Honolulu, Hawaii (Hihifo, Masilamea)
UNGA KAUVAKA of Los Angeles (Mu’a, ‘Eua)
SEMISI & NORMA JEAN LIVAI of Kahuku
HUELO / LIAHONA WAIPAHU (Lalo Mango, Waipahu)
(PILA & LOSALINE TUPOU / SIONE & NITA KALAMIFONI)
FILIPE TU’IVAI of Seattle (Hahake, Lapaha)
SIAOSI & SALOTE LAUTAHA of Laie (Lape & Pangai)
CHRIS MAUMALANGA of Los Angeles (Mu’a & Vava’u)
VAITU’ULOA & MELELINI FONUA of Waimanalo (Vava’u & Niua)
TENIOSI & ANAISE LIVAI of Hilo (Mu’a, ‘Eua & Vava’u)
LANGI ENTERPRISE of San Francisco
PILA SULUNGA of Waimanalo, Hawaii
PENI TEISINA of Laie, Hawaii (Vaini)
VIKA FINE, ‘ATA’ATA TAUKEI’AHO, ‘OLINI MAILE
MACHING & EMA LEOTA of Salt Lake City
TIME AND MONETARY DONATIONS:
PEI HOLANI KAUVAKA of Los Angeles spent over $2000 to travel with us to Tonga and assist for 3 weeks. Prepared 2 crates, 8×4, at his house and collected equipment and uniforms in California. Fakamalo atu kia Loufa moe famili he ngaahi tokoni kotoa.
TEVITA OFAHENGAUE, SIONE FEHOKO, CHRIS MAUMALANGA for assisting with equipment.
ALA & FAHINA PASI of Salt Lake City collected and transported all of the LAS VEGAS & SLC equipment to Los Angeles.
SAMISONI & TILILA NAUPOTO of Waipahu spent money and time to help market the program and organize fundraisers. Most of the donations above were raised on the hulohula fundraiser night.
SIUAKI K. LIVAI: Finally, I want to thank my wife, FUSI K. LIVAI, and our kids for donating the time and money needed to complete this project, sacrificing all that we have to fulfill my passion, dream and vision. Tongan Gridiron now has all the needed field equipment, over 200 full pads sets, and coaches, referees and many players ready to start a GRIDIRON SEASON. This means we have to provide 500 to 1,000 more sets of equipment. Please, let’s all work together to obtain that goal. Malo ‘Ofa atu
THANK YOU: 2003 GAME DAY KINGDOM BOWL II SPONSORS
SIONE TI’O VAVE of Honolulu, Hawaii. (Mu’a & ‘Ohonua ‘Eua)
MALEKAMU FANGAI’UIHA of Honolulu, Hawaii. (Te’ekiu)
TIMOTE FOTU of Laie, Hawaii. (Kolonga & Hihifo)
ULA LOMU of Kailua, Hawaii (Fo’ui, Hihifo)
LASIPELI LIVAI ( Mu’a, ‘Eua)
LIKITONI KAUVAKA (Feletoa, Vava’u)
PITA VAMANRAV and his Stake members for the beautiful Dinners and Welcome Dances each year.
SEFO MANILALA (owner), ANE and the Royale Pacific Hotel Staff for your hospitality and your love.
SEMISI SIKA for all the love and support, especially the meals that you donated to us in the past years.
SONI and SIU ANGILAU of Kahuku, Hawaii. (Vaini) for the dinners that you prepare each year.
FINALLY TO STAFF & COACHES: SIAOSI LAUTAHA, CHRIS & OFA ‘UNGA, SEMISI & VEI VAKAPUNA, BRIAN & LINI SIME, SUPI MAILEI, FINAU HAFOKA, SIONE MAHE, FILIPO MOKOFISI AND ALL THE COACHES. MALO E ‘OFA….
Fakamalo atu to ALL that helped and I’m sorry if I missed your name here, but I promise you, it was marked in Heaven. We hope to have your continued support, and we are also seeking support for 2015. Our youth need your help! Please Contact Us, Malo ‘aupito,
Kingdom Bowl Committee