The establishment of the Paul Y. Matsuda Endowed Scholarship for UH Hilo Men's Basketball was recognized at halftime of the Vulcans 1/27/18 basketball game against Point Loma.
A group of supporters who were instrumental in establishing the endowment in their friend's honor presented the ceremonial big check to UH Hilo athletic director Patrick Guillen. More than $36,000 has been contributed to date to the scholarship fund, which will help UH Hilo basketball players with funds for tuition, books, fees and other costs related to attendance.
In the photo, from left to right: UH Hilo athletic director Patrick Guillen, Alvin Tanaka, Sherilyn Masterson, Dr. John Uohara, Ramon Goya, Barry Taniguichi, Lisbeth Taniguchi, UH Hilo Chancellor Marcia Sakai, UH Foundation's Terri Alvaro, Russell Hayashi and Lon Taniguichi.
Nearly 50 people have donated to the endowment to date.
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The University of Hawai‘i Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support the University of Hawai‘i System. The mission of the University of Hawai‘i Foundation is to unite donors’ passions with the University of Hawai‘i’s aspirations by raising philanthropic support and managing private investments to benefit UH, the people of Hawai‘i and our future generations. www.uhfoundation.org