BOOM! Founders’ Golf Benefit

Golf is great; it can challenge your skills, your enthusiasm, and even your sanity, but golfers at the 16th Annual Founders’ Golf Benefit brought on the BOOM! Thanks to our fun-inspired and generous sponsors, golfers, guests, and donors, we raised over $117,000 together, and had a great time doing it.


Team Nelson, captained by Chris Nelson, finally earned a spot on the big trophy as Grand Champions. They have come close in previous years, but their top score of 58 triumphed in a very competitive field. (Five other foursomes were within 5 strokes.)


Seven flights of golfers gave more teams the glory of winning. Two new flights, the Multi-generation and Super Senior, encouraged more generations of golfers to take up the challenge.


For the less serious golfers, on-course activities provided an entertaining distraction. Snacks of all kinds; sake, beer, and whiskey tastings; contests, and plenty of soft drinks helped make the day memorable for all.


Dinner, a raffle, and live and silent auctions gave both golfers and non-golfers the opportunity to win, and the overwhelming response to our Fund-A-Need – a sensory therapies package for Nikkei Manor residents – was a win-win for all.


Our special honor, the Domo Arigato Award, went to two companies close to our hearts, Concourse Concessions and City Produce, LLC, and the families that have driven their kindness and generosity for so long.


Volunteers were bold and encouraging, in bright t-shirts that stood out on the greens and in the clubhouse.

Many thanks to our sponsors!



Dinner Sponsor

Gold Sponsors
Bainbridge Island ACE Hardware
Consonus Healthcare
Family of Francis Masateru Fukuhara
McKesson Medical-Surgical
Union Bank

Putting Sponsor
Gobo Enterprises

Silver Sponsors
Dignity Memorial
Butterworth, Sunset Hills and Greenwood Memorial Park & Funeral Homes
Hansen. Hunter & Company. PC
Maruta Shoten, Inc.
Ohashi Landscape Services

Beverage Sponsors
Concourse Concessions

Live Auction Sponsors
Delta Airlines
Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda/Hyundai/Cadillac/SUV Service

Volunteer Meal Sponsor
Woodburn Co./Frank & Penny Fukui


Hole Sponsors
A&A Printing
Aki’s Body Shop, Inc.
BNY Mellon
Bonney Watson
Butch Blum, Inc.
City Produce Company, LLC
Clark Computer Services, Inc.
Contour/Lawrence Imamura
Doug’s Lynnwood Mazda/Hyundai/Cadillac/SUV Service
Evergreen Washelli
Fox Rothschild
Kiyo Hashimoto
Kohtoku Enterprise, Inc.
Medline Industries, Inc.
Ohashi Landscape Services
Doug & Noriko Palmer
PY Sugamura, Jr. & Co., P.S.
Sakahara & Hashimoto, LLC
Summit Law Group, PLLC
Tai Tung Restaurant
Justin, Jason and Mary Tokunaga
Town & Country Markets, Inc.