Six hundred children and their families tossed out their poles during the fourth annual Maui Electric Co. Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament held Sept. 2 at the Ka'anapali Golf Course. The event helps raise funds and bring awareness to the ongoing 2012 Maui United Way fundraising campaign. To date, MECO has raised more than $15,000 for the cause.
"Every year, MECO's Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament brings hundreds of families together for a fun day of fishing for Maui United Way," said Maui United Way President and Chief Professional Officer Laksmi M. Abraham. "Last year, with the support of their fishing tournament, MECO raised just under $60,000 and was honored as our Community Partnership of the Year. The support of companies like Maui Electric Company and the generosity of its employees is what makes United Way work."
The winners and the weight of the fish caught are as follows:
Six hundred children and their families participate in the fourth annual Maui Electric Co. Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament held Sept. 2 at Ka‘anapali Golf Course. The event raised more than $15,000 for Maui United Way.
Ages 2 to 5: Tyce Ringstad earned first place, 6 3/4 ounces; Noah Beatty was second, 6 1/4 ounces; Thaliyah Santiago-Singh was third, 6 1/8 ounces; Kendyll Yamada won smallest fish, 1/8 ounce.
Ages 6 to 12: Tatum Hoshino was first, 12.8 ounces; Ty Miller was second, 10 ounces; McKenzie Kubo-Li was third, 8.5 ounces; Kevin Yokoyama won smallest fish, 1/8 ounce.
Ages 13 to 18: Dustin Kokubun was first, 1 pound, 12 ounces; Cameron Kawai was second, 6 5/8 ounces; Noah Kele was third, 6 ounces; Kanoa Dickson won smallest fish, 3/8 ounce.