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New Kaiser High Basketball Coaches Look to Re-Energize Program, Teach Life Skills to Players

New Kaiser High Basketball Coaches Look to Re-Energize Program, Teach Life Skills to Players
Branden Kawazoe Takes Over as Head Coach Supported by Three New Assistants 

HAWAI‘I KAI – A new coaching staff with a fresh perspective on re-energizing the Kaiser High School basketball program for the student body and Hawai‘i Kai community is taking shape this fall. 

Head Coach Branden Kawazoe is beginning his first year leading the Cougars basketball program, supported by three first-year assistant coaches, Kainoa Scheer, Jamie Weaver, and Drew Gregerson (see bios below). All four have accrued coaching or playing experience in college or high school at accomplished programs. 

“This is a very exciting time for our coaching staff and Kaiser basketball.

Win an Xbox One®, courtesy of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla

 Win an Xbox One®, courtesy of the all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii is giving away an Xbox One® video game system, complete with Forza Motorsport 5 (the most exciting driving experience you can have in your living room), to one lucky Hawaii resident, courtesy of the all-new 2014 Corolla. While anyone can enter, your family and friends will drive your success. Get in by entering at Toyota Hawaii’s Facebook page.  After entering, you’ll receive a unique URL to share on your favorite social networks.  Your family and friends can use your URL to enter the contest, and you receive credit for the referral. The more of your friends who enter, the better your chances of winning.

“Share a Night” at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii annual gala, Saturday, November 23

“Share a Night” at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii annual gala, Saturday, November 23

HONOLULU – Mark your calendar for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii’s (RMHC-Hawaii) “Share A Night” annual gala. Tables are available for the Saturday, November 23 event at the Sheraton Waikiki. This year’s honorary co-chairs are Dennis Francis, Honolulu Star-Advertiser president and publisher and Jim Polk, Bank of Hawaii senior executive vice president.

“This year’s gala, just a week before Thanksgiving, focuses on giving thanks to everyone in Hawaii who helped and supported the Ronald McDonald House throughout the years,” said Jerri Chong, RMHC-Hawaii president. “We dedicate this evening to the thousands of families that have called ‘The House That Love Built’ their home.”

Palama Settlement hosts Malama Palama Gala to Honor Two Volunteers and Raise Funds for Programs

Palama Settlement hosts Malama Palama Gala to Honor Two Volunteers and Raise Funds for Programs

Palama Settlement is hosting its inaugural Malama Palama Gala on Saturday, November 9, 2013. The 117-year-old organization will honor two community volunteers, Mrs. Cecilia Blackfield and Skippa Diaz, whom have been dedicated to Palama Settlement throughout the years.

Funds raised from the event will help get Palama Settlement open again on weekends when the neighborhood keiki and youth most need the programs and services.

Win free tickets to the advanced screening of Thor: The Dark World, thanks to Toyota Corolla

HONOLULUToyotaHawaii.com – Toyota Hawaii is giving away tickets to a special advance screening of Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World, courtesy of the all-new, pulse-poundingly practical, affordably awesome, 2014 Corolla. The advance screening will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6 at Ward Stadium 16. 

Be the first to Get In and see Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World by entering to win at the Toyota Hawaii Facebook page. Then, test drive the totally redesigned 2014 Corolla, available now at your Toyota Hawaii Dealers.

Each pass will admit two people. Entries must be received by 11:59 p.m.

First Insurance Charitable Foundation donates more than $164,000 to local nonprofit organizations

First Insurance Charitable Foundation donates  more than $164,000 to local nonprofit organizations

50 Diverse Community Organizations Receive Funding So Far in 2013

HONOLULU – First Insurance Company of Hawaii (FICOH) Charitable Foundation has donated more than $164,000 to local nonprofit organizations so far in 2013, including about $75,000 in the third quarter. Beneficiaries in the July through September period included the Japan-America Society of Hawaii, University of Hawaii Foundation, Navy League, Kupu, After School All-Stars and Kapiolani Health Foundation, among others.

“As a local company, we take our responsibility to the community very seriously. Supporting our nonprofits is just one way we strive to build a better and stronger Hawaii,” said Allen Uyeda, FICOH’s president and CEO.