Oahu event to support athletic teams from Molokai and Lanai

The Downtown Athletic Club Hawaii will hold its second annual benefit fundraiser, “Cheers for Molokai and Lanai High,” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in front of Murphy’s Bar and Grill, located at 2 Merchant St. in downtown Honolulu.

Proceeds from the event will support student-athletes at Molokai High and Lanai High whose athletic departments annually face travel budget shortfalls, according to a news release.

In the current 2013-14 school year, Molokai High is underfunded by about $32,000, and Lanai High is often forced to travel with partial squads and offers a limited number of sports due to lack of funding and resources.

Both athletic departments struggle with substandard athletic equipment and are often unable to participate in pre- or post-season activities, the release said.

Guests of the event will enjoy a variety of pupu from Murphy’s Bar and Grill and Hukilau Honolulu, as well as Molokai and Lanai fare, such as Molokai poi, taro chips and bread, and Lanai smoked meat and venison chili.

There will also be a wine station, a beer garden, live entertainment by Brother Noland and others, and prize giveaways.

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