Monday, March 17, 2008

Big Man, Big Heart

Konishiki was in the House today. Born Saleva'a Fuauli Atisano'e, he received a standing ovation as House members honored him with a certificate of appreciation for his contributions to the sport of professional sumo wrestling and for supporting his community on the Leeward coast.

Photo: Rep. Karen Awana, Konishiki and family.

Rep. Karen Awana introduced a resolution that honors Konishiki for his charitable causes, including the Konishiki Kids Foundation, which mentors and guides disadvantaged children to stay on the right path.

The Reverend Lautoa F. Atisano'e Vaa, Sr., (shown in the back row in the burgundy jacket) of the London Missionary Society and the First Samoan Congregational Church of Nanakuli, gave the Invocation for the Floor Session today. He is Konishiki's father.

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