THANK YOU!

Thank you to all of our guests, donors, and sponors who supported our 6th Annual Showdown - you made it the most fun yet! From all your friends at Kizuna, thank you for reminding us how much fun it is to be part of this community. We hope you'll join us at our future events!

THANK YOU SPONORS!

TITLE

Aratani Foundation
Nissan

CHAMPION

Seki, Nishimura, and Watase LLP

ALL-STAR

Fukui Mortuary
Gonsaku and Mine Ito Family
Onishi and Associates
Tokio Marine America

COMMUNITY AND FAMILY

Fukushima Family and Friends 
Grandpa Endow, Watanabe Family and Friends 
Grateful Crane
Hara Family
Hiraizuma & Ngo, LLP
Hirano Homes
Ishii Family and Friends 
Japanese American Bar Association
Kitayama Family and Friends 
Kosaka Family and Friends 
Brandon Leong and Friends 
Marume Family and Friends 
Nisei Week
Nishio Family
Orange Coast Optimist 
Osaki Sisters
Ota Family
SD Fam
Venice-West LA JACL
Yamasaki Family 
Staci Yamashita-Iida and Friends

*list as of October 20, 2017

thank you donors!

Jordyn Adachi
Wendy Aihara
Janet Almqvist
Darren Ando
Hazel Ando
Erick Angeles
Hiromi Aoyama
Kendall Arata
Linda Aratani
Ashley Arikawa
Adele Artino
Christen Artino
Jack Artino
Jason Artino
Joe Artino
Brian Bacho
Zoe Barnes
Marc Butsumyo
Tyler Chan
Francios Chau
Zoey Chau
Ken Chen
Janet Cheng
Kayla Cheng
Hannah Cho
Adam Clark
Aubrey Clark
Jann Clark
Sydney Clark
Brittany Corona
Minoru Endow
Cory Estes
Robyn Fishman
Mark Fuji
Jason Fujii
Justin Fujii
Diana Fukushima
Jan Fukushima
Kristin Fukushima
Paul Jay Fukushima
Paul Goodman
Sylvia Gunde
Holly Hamada
Eric Hamasu
Justin Hamasu
Dylan Han
Kristin Hanaoka
Kimberly Hara
Mark Hara
Lisa Hasegawa
Leiton Hashimoto
Loryce Hashimoto
Keli Hechanova
Sachi Hilliard
Gary Hiraizumi
Junko Hiraizumi
Jill Hiraizumi-Artino
Brandon Hirano
Derek Hirano
Jo Ann Hirose
Philip Hirose
Janet Hiroshima
Kelly Honda
Travis Honda
Jiun Hong
Kendrick Hui
Judy Ida
Steve Ishii
Michael Iwanaga
Tracy Iwanaga
Clyde Iwata
Fern Iwata
Lauren Iwata
Judy Izumo
Madi Joke
Gary Kadomatsu
Marilyn Kadomatsu
Daniel Kageyama
Grant Kai
Michelle Kaito
Tae Kang
Soji Kashiwagi
Liz Kato
Jean Katow
Marisa Katsuda
Jean Kawakami
Keith Kawamoto
Kyla Kikkawa
Jamie Kikuchi
Marlene Kikuchi
Jonathan Kim
Mary Kitayama
Nicolas Kiyohara
Chris Kohler
Kevin Kohler
Aidan Kosaka
Alan Kosaka

Sandi Kosaka
Emiko Kranz
Sharon Kumagai
Emily Kuroda
Jason Kusagaya
Emily Kuwahara
Brian Kwok
Kristina Lasalita
Shawn Lasalita
Alan Le
Sandy Lee
Brandon Leong
Carrie Lew
Nancy Lew
Jefferey Li
Priscilla Li
Tricia Liu
Emi Lockwood
Evan Lockwood
Gregory Lockwood
Kira Lockwood
Mia Lockwood
Ty Lockwood
Aimee Machida Angeles
Mardy Maehara
Nick Maekawa
Kellyn Makiyama
Monica Makiyama
Elaine Marume
Kacy Marume
Kent Marume
Randy Masada
Tak Matsuda
Jodi Matsumoto
Nicole Matsumoto
Dyan Matsushita
Jacie Matsuura
Emily Mayeda
Joyce Mebed
Blake Melcher
Joy Melcher
Adam Melgar
Christian Miyamae
Michelle Mora
Brent Mori
Allyson Morishita
Janet Morishita
Lynn Morishita
Casey Murase
Cory Murase
Richard Murase
Allison Murata
Jessi Murobayashi
Randy Nagai
Jeffrey Nagasaki
Kimi Nagasaki
Sharon Nagasaki
Lindy Nagata
Sheri Nagata
Juli Nakagawa
Andrew Nakao
Annie Nakao
Mark Nakao
Katie Narasaki
Kerri Narasaki
Kylee Narasaki
Ryan Narasaki
Seth Narasaki
Richard Neufeld
Peilin Ngo
Ben Nguyen
Marion Nishimura
Rod Nishimura
Alan Nishio
Yvonne Nishio
Jon Nitta
Pearl Omiya
Cameron Onishi
Denise Onishi
Don Onishi
Jeanette Onishi
Ryan Onishi
Diana Ono
Russ Ono
Tracie Ono
Loretta Osaki
Melanie Osaki
Marilyn Oshiro
Rich Oshiro
Bob Ota
Deena Ota
Donna Ota
Itsuko Ota
Kelli Ota
Ken Ota
Ron Ota
Patricia Ou

Linda Ozamoto
Michelle Ozamoto
Gerrard Panahon
Ron Rucker
Hope Sadahiro
Casey Sakima
Marc Sanwo
Alex Sario
Daisuke Sario
Taiki Sario
Kyle Sasagawa
Dexter Sasaki
Garrett Sasaki
Bill Seki
Christy Seki
Kiana Seki
Ellen Shimamoto
Jason Shimoyama
Mariko Shimoyama
Scott Shimoyama
Spencer Shin
Randall Shiozaki
John Shu
Vicki Smith
Marica Snyder
JoAnne SooHoo
Cynthia Strathmann
Griffin Strathmann
Erica Sugimoto
Jasper Sundeen
Audrey Sunoo
Grant Sunoo
Robin Swartwout
Kyoko Swensson
Ayumi Taira
Andrew Takahashi
Ron Takahashi
Rosanne Takahashi
Rin Takasu
Nancy Takayama
Patricia Takayama
Bryan Takeda
Courtney Takeda
Jeri Takeda
JoAnn Takemoto
Ron Takemoto
Lori Tamura
Noelle Tamura
Paul Tamura
Cathy Tanaka
Gail Tanaka
Masaru Tanaka
Cyndi Tando
Jennifer Terada
Ryan Togashi
Justin Toji
Jaclyn Tomita
Nancy Toyota
Stacy Toyota
Geoffrey Tsudama
Alexa Ty
Angela Ty
Jonathan Ty
Sara Ty
Naomi Uyeda
Amy Watanabe
Craig Watanabe
Debbe Watanabe
Sherry Watanabe
Brandon Wong
Emily Wong
Julia Wong
Kevin Wong
Peter Wong
Carole Yamakoshi
Ken Yamamoto
Bill Yamane
Marlene Yamane-Chau
Allyson Yamasaki
Andrea Yamasaki
Brian Yamasaki
Madison Yamasaki
Rachel Yamasaki
Robert Yamasaki
Stacie Yamasaki
Susan Yamasaki
Tom Yamasaki
Justine Yamashiro
Michelle Yamashiro
Staci Yamashita-Iida
Zach Yang
Brent Yasukochi
Brianne Yasukochi
Cheryl Yemoto
Dennis Yemoto
John Yi
David Yu
Jeff Yusa
Clayton Zheng

2017 SHOWDOWN COMMITTEE

Ashley Arikawa
Joanne Ishii
Kari Kadomatsu
Claire Kitayama
Kenshin Kubo
Tiffany Hashimoto
Janet Hiroshima
Lindsey Horowitz
Michi Lew
Kent Marume
Allison Murata
Diana Ogimachi
Naomi Oishi
Brandon Okita
Megan Ono
Stacy Toyota
Amy Watanabe

SPECIAL THANKS

Kim Yamasaki - Many thanks to our incredible Committee Chair!
Mickie Tsudama - Thank you, thank you for coordinating all our fun games!
Sean Miura - Thank you to our awesome emcee!
Nishi Hongwanji - Thanks for hosting us this year!
Leonard Kim, Cherrystones - Thank you for the delicious food!
Hiro Mitsui, Asahi - Thank you for the generous beer donation!
Brent Yasukochi, Regal Wine Company - Thanks for the wine donation!
Cindy and James Choi, Cafe Dulce - Still thinking about those tasty donut holes
Bryce Taira and Stella Miyamura, King’s Hawaiian - Mahalo for the dobash cake donation!
Maison Akira - Thank you for the delicious mango mousse donation!
2017 Nisei Week Court - Thanks for all your help and for selling our Opportunity Drawing tickets!
Vicki Smith and Nissan - Thanks for your continued support of Kizuna!
Michelle Sugihara - Thank you for bartending!
Bryce Ikemura and Nicole Sato - Thanks for taking fun photos!
Mark Hirai, Elite Graphics - Amazing booklets, as always!
Brett Hirata, OC Imprints - Thanks for printing our committee aprons!
Bryan Takeda and Kevin Sato, Affinity Associates - Thanks for the shamoji stickers and decals!

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