Hōkūala hosted the inaugural Operation Rising Star golf tournament at the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Ocean Course on December 18, 2022. The entire Hōkūala ‘ohana dug deep and found a way to complete their mission last month, despite the rain!

Proceeds of the golf tournament will go directly to Folds of Honor, who provide scholarships for spouses and children of America’s fallen or disabled military and first responders. Our goal was to provide $5,000 scholarship to at least 27 requests received throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Operation Rising Star has so far raised over $115,000, a total which equates to 23 scholarships that will now be distributed by Folds of Honor to those military families in need of educational funding.

2022's Inaugural Event Wrap-Up

Although the weather was not ideal, everyone had an amazing time for such a worthy cause. We are so humbled to have partnered with Lt. Col. Dan Rooney and Folds of Honor and know that this is just the beginning.

Next year’s tournament has been tentatively set for Sunday, December 17th. We strongly believe in investing in our community, our youth’s education, and their future.

Weren’t able to make the tournament? You can still donate here.

Mahalo to 2022's Sponsors

Title Sponsor
Odom Corporation


The Ultimate Wingman
Shioi Construction


Supporting Sponsors
Timbers Resorts
Hawai‘i News Now
Royal Sonesta
Expedia Group
BL Harbert
Imanaka Asato 

Auction Sponsors
Pine Canyon Golf Course
The Stedman Group
TPC Colorado
Lake Merced Country Club
The Club at Kukui‘ula
Nanea Golf Club
The Club at Cordillera
Lodge of Four Seasons
Bodega Bay Golf Course
The Cliffs at Princeville
Koloa Landing
Kā‘anapali Golf Course
Airborne Aviation

Prize Sponsors
Kipu Ranch
Volcano Golf Course
Kaua‘i Back Country Adventures
Poipu Bay Golf Course
Princeville Makai Golf Club
Ko Olina Golf Club
Mid Pacific Country Club
Kaua‘i ATV/ Koloa Zip Line
Air Kaua‘i
Holo-Holo Charters
Outfitters Kaua‘i
Wailea Golf Club
Turtle Bay Golf
Pearl Country Club
Personal Donations
Mike Martin
Glenna Wong
Sue Kanoho