On behalf of the Maui Interscholastic League, I would like to thank Keith Amemiya, Don Murphy, Duane Kurisu, the Downtown Athletic Club, Pulama Lana'i and the many corporate sponsors who raised more than $100,000 for Lanai and Molokai High schools athletic departments.
The event was held at Murphy's Bar and Grill on Oahu and attended by more than 300 supporters, many from Lanai and Molokai, and transplants from both islands who live on Oahu as well as people from all over the state.
I would also like to thank Myles Nakashima from Pukalani Superette for the donation of tako poke and Jeremy Kozuki from Home Maid Bakery for the manju and mochi that complemented the Molokai bread and the venison chili from Lanai.
We appreciate all the support and kokua you have shown, not only for these two schools but for the MIL.
Joe Balangitao Jr.
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Public Access Trails Hawaii thanks an anonymous donor for $5,000. This money will be used for the trial starting March 17 to open up Haleakala Trail. Public Access Trails Hawaii is a 501(c)(3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible. Thanks again to our donor, who firmly believes in public access to public lands.
Dave Brown, executive director
Public Access Trails Hawaii
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Thank you to the following speakers: Makenna Cockett, Jonathan Ibanez, Colin Mendoza-McGee, Nicole Neilson, Reina Ramirez, Mindy Santos, Nina Souza and James Tavares.
Your willingness to express gratitude to the St. Anthony church membership for their contribution toward the Augustine Educational Foundation second collection was inspiring.
Your presence on behalf of our students stresses our belief in the ohana spirit and the belief of a hope-filled future.
AEF helps families in Hawaii to obtain Catholic educations for their children. Call us at 244-4190 or www.sasmaui.org for more information.
Saint Anthony Junior-Senior High School
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I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Maui Tropical Plantation for allowing my company to supply the food services for the plantation for almost four years. Maui Flavors Catering and Bruddah Willy's Sticky Ribs have had the pleasure of doing the banquets, restaurant operations and takeout window for the property.
During this time we have made many new friends and have had many learning experiences that we plan to live by as we move on to other business opportunities in the future.
Mahalo to coach Mike Atherton and his staff: Kelly Nagata, Roland Porgatorio, Reid Kawabata, Glenn Fujimoto, Sam Kala, Patty Okuda and the extended "ohana" of the plantation vendors, especially Hoapili Ane, Rebecca Lowell, Duane Ting, Kumu Farms, Maui Zipline and the rest of the plantation staff.