George “Dad” Center Memorial Canoe Race
Recipient: First crew in a koa canoe to finish.
George “Dad” Center
Memorial Long Distance Canoe Race
First Place Koa
Plaques list winning crews beginning in 1990
Sponsor: Outrigger Canoe Club
First Awarded: August 24, 1990
Size: 84″ high x 12″ wide and 10″ deep
Base: Koa Veneer
This trophy is the perpetual trophy for the winner of the Koa Division of the Dad Center Race. It should be noted that names are not listed for some years as koa canoes are not entered every year.
The trophy was made by Keoni Kino and Kawika Grant. Keoni handcrafted the paddle out of koa. Kawika provided the pedestal and commissioned Heglund Hawaii to fabricate the sterling silver Club logo which is affixed to the paddle.