Torch run for Special Olympics carries on

The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo
The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo
The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photo

Kumu Kapono Kamaunu chants Saturday morning as a canoe lands at Kahului Harbor before the start of the Maui First Hawaiian Bank Law Enforcement Torch Run. After meeting a U.S. Coast Guard cutter offshore, the canoe carried a miner lamp holding the Flame of Hope that was lit when a group of law enforcement officers and Special Olympics Hawaii representatives hiked to Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island to commemorate Special Olympics Hawaii’s 50th anniversary. The Coast Guard transferred the flame to Maui, Oahu and Kauai in miner lamps used to light torches carried by officers during runs on each island. About 150 people participated in the Maui run.

SECOND PHOTO: Maalaea station U.S. Coast Guard Chief Ekahi Lee brings ashore a miner lamp holding the Flame of Hope to Maui Police Chief Tivoli Faaumu (left) while police officer Jonathan Honda, police recruit Randen Abafo, Lanai police officer Thomas Simmonds and Maui First Hawaiian Bank Law Enforcement Torch Run coordinator Terry Jones look on Saturday morning at Kahului Harbor.

THIRD PHOTO: Recruit class members from the Maui Police Department and Maui Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard members lead the way Saturday on Wahine Pio Street in Kahului during the Maui First Hawaiian Bank Law Enforcement Torch Run.

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