The 13th Annual Golf & Auction Event was held Sunday, July 30, 2017, at Hualālai Resort 

This year’s event featured a Golf Tournament at the Keolu course in the morning, followed by a fabulous evening at the Hualālai Ballroom.

The evening included a cocktail reception with silent auction.  We then moved into the 1940’s Hualālai Supper Club for dinner service.  We were honored to share our gratitude with the incomparable Bob Parsons our 5 time auctioneer by presenting him with a custom auction gavel.

After the live auction 19 year old Elijah Presiados told his story of how The Ohana Foundation helped him and his family during his recent fight with Mediastinal Lymphoma. The membership showed their true generosity during the paddle raise that followed raising over $ 200,000.00.

Finally world renown Big Swing & The Ballroom Blasters took over and the stage and the crowd danced the night away.


Since 2002, the Hualalai membership has rallied to support the Hualalai Ohana Foundation and this year, the 13th annual auction was no exception.  Due to the bighearted, generosity of this community the 2017 event was a great success.

In addition to the world-class musical stylings of Big Swing and the Ballroom Blasters, the night offered silent and live auction items, plus a paddle raise opportunity.  Bob and Renee Parsons announced another remarkable match donation for the live auction lots and the paddle raise pledges of up to $ 311,500.00 from The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.

The auction donations, pledges and proceeds from the golf tournament combined with The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation match generated over $ 800,000.00 in funds to support Foundation programs and our employee ohana.

A special mahalo to the following people who graciously contributed to the Live Auction

  • Dr. Brad & Donna Chipps
  • Frank & Michele Dominick
  • The Dorchester – Robert Whitfield
  • Harry & Susan Frampton
  • Hearst Castle – Dr. Ray Lagger
  • Rick & Debi Justice
  • Susan Johns
  • Gene & Maureen Kim
  • Bob &  Renee Parsons
  • Tom & Rhonda Peed

Thank you to the following people who were kind enough to purchase live auction packages

  • William & Renee Brinkerhoff
  • Tom & Marj Callinan
  • Dr. Brad & Donna Chipps
  • Jerry & Adi Greenberg
  • Barton & Sarah LaBelle
  • James & Cheryl Markham
  • Ed & Susan Mueller
  • Bob & Renee Parsons
  • Hans & Elaine Riddervold

A round of applause for the generous paddle raise pledges

  • Dr. Brad & Donna Chipps
  • Colin & Natasha Clark
  • Marti deBenedetti
  • Leon & Joy Dreimann
  • Abe & Jennifer Friedman
  • Steve & Jolene Gabbay
  • Ken & Mun Sok Geiger
  • Jerry & Adi Greenberg
  • Jenard & Gail Gross
  • Robert & Judy Huret
  • Ted &  Tanya Jernigan
  • Dr. Jim & MaryBee Johnston
  • Rid & Debi Justice
  • Rob & Barbara Kildow
  • Dr. Ray Lagger
  • James & Cheryl Markham
  • Ed & Susan Mueller
  • Kristin Newman
  • Bob & Renee Parsons
  • Hans & Elaine Riddervold

A huge mahalo to our 2017 Event Sponsors

Blue Phoenix Construction, LLC., Big Island Traveler, Bob & Renee Parsons, Capital Allergy and Respiratory Disease Center, Certified Piedmontese by Great Plains Beef, ColorProof, PXG Parsons Extreme Golf, Sabina Vineyards, SJ Communications, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation, The Jernigan Foundation, Wanderfull Adventures and William & Renee Brinkerhoff.

Take a look at photos from the 2017 Auction Event

Mahalo to our Event Sponsors!