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Get Ready to Tee-Off at ARDA-Hawaii’s Annual Golf Tournament on September 19

The American Resort Development Association's Hawaii Chapter (ARDA-Hawaii) will host its Tenth Annual Steve Hirano Memorial Classic Golf Tournament on Friday, September 19, 2014, at the Honolulu Country Club on the island of Oahu. The tournament proceeds benefit the Steve Hirano Memorial Scholarship Fund which offers scholarships for outstanding Travel Industry Management students at Hawaii Pacific University (HPU).

 

McDonald's® Restaurants Of Hawaii Donates $22,000 To University Of Hawaii Athletics

McDonald's® Restaurants Of Hawaii Donates $22,000 To University Of Hawaii Athletics

HONOLULU – McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has presented a check for $22,000 to University of Hawaii football Head Coach Norm Chow, UH Athletics Director John McNamara and Na Koa Executive Director Kim Fujiuchi. The money was raised from the “Big Mac Monday” promotion, which ran during the 2013 football season.

Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. tees off to help ill children of Hawaii

Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. tees off to help ill children of Hawaii

Proceeds to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Make A Wish Hawaii

June 4, 2014 – Honolulu, HI – Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. will host its 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, January 6th, 2014 at the Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii and Make a Wish Hawaii. 

Wealth Managing Partners, Inc. is a full-service financial planning firm, committed to helping people grow and protect wealth, with the ultimate goal of enabling their clients to live the life they’ve imagined. 

As seen first-hand by Financial Advisors at Wealth Managing Partners, a severe illness of a child can cause immense financial strain on a family.

Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

 Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

Over 1,000 runners, 300 traveling from Japan, participated in the second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival at Kapiolani Park on Sunday, June 1. The first place six-member team was Team Hawaii Sport Jaco Rehab, crossing the finish line in just under 2.5 hours to win the grand prize of round-trip airfare to Japan for the entire team, courtesy of lead sponsor Hawaiian Airlines. Other participants included Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Japan Consul General Toyei Shigeeda and Hawaii News Now: Sunrise weather anchor Dan Cooke. They joined student teams, corporate groups, military members and family teams on the 26.2-mile course, split into 6 legs, from Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach and back. Team members passed a sash embedded with a microchip as each completed one or more legs of the relay-style race.

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

The Honolulu Ekiden Foundation will be recognized in a proclamation ceremony by Mayor Kirk Caldwell for the Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival. Now in its second year, the Honolulu Ekiden and Music event has the distinction of bringing Japan’s Ekiden tradition to Hawaii, and is the first and only marathon-length relay race and music festival event on the island. Hundreds of Japanese runners will travel to Hawaii to join kama`aina runners and share this unique Japanese event, modeled after messengers in ancient Japan who would deliver messages by passing them to another messenger until it reached its final destination. Teams of two to six people, including Hawaii high school teams, will run relay-style to promote the Japanese Ekiden tradition of team unity and spirit.

Kaiser Permanente Continues Long History of Supporting Polynesian Voyaging Society

Kaiser Permanente Continues Long History of Supporting Polynesian Voyaging Society

Today, Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced its donation of more than $70,000 in cash and medical supplies to the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s (PVS) four-year voyage around the world.  PVS’s mission is to perpetuate the skill of traditional Polynesian voyaging and navigating, and educate the community on its values of caring for the land and sea.  The second leg of their worldwide voyage will begin in May 2014 as they depart Oahu for their first international port in Tahiti.

The iconic Hōkūle‘a, a traditional double-hulled voyaging canoe, and its sister Hikianalia will sail the world’s oceans on a four-year journey entitled Mālama Honua.  Over 300 crewmembers are expected to take the trip, visiting 85 ports in over 25 countries.  The voyage began in 2013 with the Mālama Honua sail throughout the Hawaiian islands, connecting with over 20,000 community members.

Hawaii Community Health Initiative To Improve School Wellness And Fight Childhood Obesity

Hawaii Community Health Initiative To Improve School Wellness And Fight Childhood Obesity

Students, staff and administrators from Kaneohe Elementary School showcased what they’ve been learning over the past year when it comes to recess.  The school is one of nine Hawaii elementary schools in the Department of Education Castle complex taking part in a “Playworks” recess model pilot program.  The pilot program, funded by Kaiser Permanente Hawaii, aims to combat childhood obesity through play activities designed to increase physical activity in safe, inclusive environments built on cooperation and fair play.