Pearl City Football Association will award one player from the league with a $350.00 scholarship from the Wayne Yamamoto Scholarship Fund this Sunday, August 30, 2015 in a ceremony to be held at 11:20am in between games at Pacheco Park. The inaugural Wayne Yamamoto Scholarship Fund recipient will be announced by the selecting Scholarship Committee during the ceremony.
About Coach Wayne Yamamoto
(provided by Pearl City Football Association)
Wayne Yamamoto was a dedicated member of the Pearl City community. He was involved with many groups, including the Pearl City Football Association, which he volunteered thousands of hours of his personal time. Known as COACH YAMA, countless athletes have played under him for numerous years. Coach Yama was a strong, passionate and old school coach. Many know of him in that manner. Everyone could hear the “passion” in his voice across the football field. What some didn’t realize about Coach Yama was that he was a very compassionate and giving man. He was there for the kids. If there was a player who needed a ride, he would gladly assist. If there was a boy who needed shoes, he would generously pay for them. If there was a player who couldn’t afford to pay the football registration fee, he would sponsor that player. Pearl City lost a good man when he passed away in January 2013. Pearl City Football Association will honor Coach Yama’s memory by creating the Wayne Yamamoto Scholarship Fund. One player this season will be selected by the selecting Scholarship Committee to be the inaugural recipient of this award. This Scholarship Fund will be in the amount of this season’s $350 registration fee.
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