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Honolulu Zoo society launches Senior Safari Walkabout for ages 50 and over

Honolulu Zoo society launches Senior Safari Walkabout for ages 50 and over

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Hawaii Nature Center Expands Facilities with New Rain Pavilion

Hawaii Nature Center Expands Facilities with New Rain Pavilion

Hawaii Nature Center board members, supporters and community participants gathered today to celebrate the blessing of the newly constructed rain pavilion at the environmental education site. The pavilion was made possible through the generosity of companies, individuals and foundations.

“The Rain Pavilion will increase our capacity to serve up to 10,000 more children through our school programs, field trips and the popular Sensational Nature Adventures Program (SNAP),” said Bettina Mehnert, Hawaii Nature Center board president and chief operating officer of Architects Hawaii Ltd.

“We are especially grateful for the generosity of every business, organization and individual who supported the idea and made it a reality.”

Medfest Event Helps Keep Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes Fit for Another Year of Sports Fun

Medfest Event Helps Keep Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes Fit for Another Year of Sports Fun

HONOLULU, HAWAII – Today Kaiser Permanente staff and volunteers provided Special Olympics Hawaii athletes physical examinations, allowing them to compete for another year. Medfest, an annual event hosted by Kaiser Permanente at its Mapunapuna Clinic, is a Special Olympics screening program that facilitates the required standard sports physical examination for current and prospective Special Olympics Athletes.  

“We are extremely grateful to Kaiser Permanente for continuously supporting Medfest and our local Special Olympics athletes year after year,” said Jen Ernst, Special Olympics Hawaii Central/Honolulu and Windward Area Director. “Individuals with intellectual disabilities statistically do not receive adequate access to medical care.”

Local Legend, Jesse Sapolu Makes a Special Visit to Ward Centers, Jan. 25

Local Legend, Jesse Sapolu Makes a Special Visit to Ward Centers, Jan. 25

Football fans, sports nuts, locals and visitors are invited to join Sports Authority as they welcome former San Francisco 49ers superstar, Jesse Sapolu, for a special in-store appearance. On Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 from 12-3 p.m., shoppers can head to Sports Authority at Ward Centers to pick up a copy of his new book, “I Gave My Heart to San Francisco,” and receive a free autograph with their purchase of the book.

Born in Samoa and raised in Hawai‘i, the four-time Super Bowl champion returns to the islands  to share his memoir, which details the local legend’s remarkable career -- from the sidelines to the star-studded Super Bowl.

Sapolu is a graduate of Farrington High School and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He played center and offensive guard and spent his entire 15-year NFL career with the San Francisco 49ers.

City Mill Encourages Shoppers to Open Their Heart for Local Athletes

City Mill Encourages Shoppers to Open Their Heart for Local Athletes

HONOLULU – Starting Jan. 14, City Mill Company, Ltd. employees will pour their hearts and souls into this year’s annual Open Your Heart campaign – a month-long fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics Hawaiʻi. From Jan. 14 – Feb. 14, 2013, City Mill store employees will raise funds and awareness for this local nonprofit by encouraging customers to make a donation for Special Olympics Hawaiʻi’s Central/Honolulu area programs at check out.

During the campaign, City Mill employees will support this nonprofit and invite shoppers to make a donation of $1 or more to Special Olympics Hawaiʻi. Shoppers who make a donation can fill out a “Have a Heart” icon with their name that will be displayed throughout City Mill stores. A complete list of participating City Mill stores, including their newest store in Ewa Beach, is available at www.citymill.com.

International Nesian Fest 2013 Concert, Festival to benefit Hawaii Jr. Prep Football

International Nesian Fest 2013 Concert, Festival to benefit Hawaii Jr. Prep Football

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INTERNATIONAL NESIAN FEST 2O13

A Benefit for Hawaii State Jr. Football League on January 19, 2013

(Honolulu, Hawaii), December 26, 2012 Hawaii’s premier reggae radio station 93.1 Da Paina is teaming with Hawaii Jr. Prep Football to present International Nesian Fest 2013.  This event will take place on Saturday January 19, 2012 at the Waterfront at Aloha Tower from 2:00pm to 10:00pm.  There will be live entertainment starring musicians, dancers, and artists from around the Pacific, autograph signing by various sports athletes, a fashion show of local designers, and there will be food and retail booths, and so much more! 

This event is a benefit for Hawaii Jr.

Palama Settlement’s Pakolea Youth Sports Accepting Youth Basketball Registration through December 7t

Palama Settlement’s Pakolea Youth Sports Accepting Youth Basketball Registration through December 7t

HONOLULU – Palama Settlement is holding open registration for the Pakolea Youth Sports 2013 Basketball Season to compete in the P.A.L. Basketball Season.

The Pakolea Youth Sports Program was created in 1968 to promote excellence in education by using sports participation as a motivator to enhance academic performance. All athletes participate in the program’s weeksly Learning Center in Palama’s historic Rath Building to focus on academic achievement through study hall, guest speakers, and mentorship provided by dedicated staff and volunteers.

Registration requires a current medical examination physical, and the registration fee for the 2013 basketball program is $60.00 which includes game uniform, participation award, and administrative fees. Three age divisions are available for youth ages 9 to 14 years.