On behalf of Special Olympics Maui and the entire Dolphins Swim Team, we would like to extend a very special mahalo to our sponsors, volunteers, donors, entrants and cheerleaders for your support of our first Swim & Fin fundraiser.
The event was a great success with a tremendous turnout and donations exceeding our expectations. Your support will help fund the continuance of our sports program in Maui County which was in dire need of funding, along with support our athletes heading to the 2014 National Games in New Jersey.
It was a fantastic day. We have been highly encouraged by our participants and community to schedule again next year, so we will be sure to be in touch.
Mahalo for your for kindness, generosity and true aloha spirit.
Toni Rojas, Parent volunteer
Swim & Fin
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Special Olympics Maui
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As the Prison Fellowship/Angel Tree volunteer coordinator in Maui County, I am grateful to Maui Brothers' Keeper Church, Alalani Church/Women's Group, Marjorie Cruz, Church of God, Church on the Go and Al Hashimoto for donating funds to purchase much-needed bath towels for the residents of Maui Community Correctional Center. Your generosity has given many residents of MCCC hope in a time of economic crisis. Also thank you to Kahului Kmart for their help and the sale of white bath towels also. Call me at 281-9390 to learn how you too can provide the year-round aloha spirit.
MCCC Senior Chaplain Henrietta Pua Hashimoto
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A heartfelt mahalo to Jeff Scharnhorst, former executive director of Pacific Cancer Foundation, for your vision, guidance and support over these past five years as my direct supervisor and best-boss-ever; for walking, talking, breathing and living the PCF mission 24/7 and thereby being an excellent role model; for creating the position I now fill and trusting me with the responsibility it entails; for always supporting my quest for more education to support the work; for your willingness to collaborate with community partners and your ability to dialogue with people from all backgrounds and walks of life. It has been a true honor and privilege to work with you. Please know that you have made a difference in Maui's cancer community and in my life. I can't wait to see what you do next.
Karli Bergheer, Cancer Patient Navigator
Pacific Cancer Foundation