Leadership Development Through Community Service


Football: The Other Sport


Mark Kazunaga hauls in a pass during the flag football game last Christmas.
Mark Kazunaga (right) hauls in a pass during the flag football game last Christmas.

Flag Football Game Draws Large Contingent of Non-Jaycee Members
by Elvin Berzabal
In RPJ, volleyball is king, but the 21 people who came out for the chapter’s coed flag football game Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Ke‘ehi Lagoon would beg to differ. Attendance was a concern since the game was being played on Pro Bowl Weekend, but thanks to the efforts of Dawn Martin, the new sports director for 2009, there were more than enough participants. In fact, 12 of the 18 players–many of whom were Dawn’s friends–were non-RPJ members who were experiencing a Jaycee event for the first time. Thanks also to the other RPJ members who made it to the park that day: Shane Akagi, Elvin Berzabal, Winston Chow, Eve Epitome, Anthony Higa, Plato Hsieh, Alan Kajiyama and Shane Sumida.
This was RPJ’s second flag football game at Ke‘ehi Lagoon. Last Christmas Day, Mark Kazunaga, the 2008 sports director, organized a game attended by 14 members and friends. Stay tuned for news regarding a potential flag football league in May.