Updated posted by Daniel Kelii Perez 14 months ago
Susan Johns' Ohana, Jim and Maura Schumacher, Marjorie Swartz, and Paul and Yen Yee Locklin, among our latest sponsors which drove us beyond our goal. Thanks to everyone who gave a donation; we have already achieved, in amazing time, the unimaginable. Please hold off on all donations until further notice since we may already be well within our need to make this race dream a sure reality. I will contact everyone once shirts are completed and how we will schedule some short training sessions for those of you who want a sample of what it takes to prepare for this world renown canoe race. Humble thanks from Na Alaka'i Nalu Paddle Team. I Mua!
Created by Daniel Kelii Perez on February 2, 2013
Aloha mai Kakou,
Na Alaka’I Nalu Paddle Team is proud to announce that we are participating in the highly prestigious Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe race, Olamau in June.
The Olamau is a three day race spanning 100 miles of some of the most beautiful but grueling coastline in the state. The Na Alaka’I Nalu Paddle Team has decided to do the Olamau race for two reasons: first, the Big Island is the races’ venue this year (race islands are rotated annually); and second, we wish to strive and train for a race that is extremely difficult, both in terrain and distance, in order to grow stronger individually and as a team.
We believe our training and participation in Olamau will benefit all our friends and family both within as well as outside the Hualalai community; we will be able to pass our ever increasing knowledge of the sport on to you and also continue to learn more about the history, art and sport of paddling. For example, this race is unique in design, and largely a new style race and challenge to many of the us, particularly as the race is adopted from a Tahitian form of racing.
To offset the costs of competing in this three day race we are asking for your kokua (help) in bringing this idea to fruition. We have secured sponsorship for the $3000 entry fee from Homeowners Tricia McCarthy and Steve Akerley and Tricia’s jewelry company, Nalukai.
We now seek to cover the costs of escort boats and transportation, and seek to raise an additional $6,000 by March 1, 2013. We ask that you please consider supporting our efforts and sponsoring our team. As a show of our gratitude and with our humblest appreciation for any and all sponsorships made of $400 or more, we will invite you on one of our training sessions and provide you with a “Na Alaka’I Nalu Olamau Team Sponsor” shirt as a special “mahalo” for your support.
Should you have any questions, please chat with me on the beach or at 808-345-6208. Donation checks can be made payable to: Daniel K. Perez and given directly to me or mailed to P.O. Box 792 Kapaau HI, 96755. Also, we added a link on our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/NaAlakaiNaluOHualalaiPaddleTeam
or directly at http://www.gofundme.com/1z70ss
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P.S. Keep up with our training efforts on Facebook www.facebook.com/NaAlakaiNaluOHualalaiPaddleTeam
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To all my Hualalai friends. Please consider supporting this great activity, filled with Hawaiian tradition. i mua!
posted by Marc Cabi 14 months ago
We are proud to support our Son and his hui , AlakaI Nalu, Blessings and aloha. Mahalo for all your support, kanaka.
posted by Gale Perez 14 months ago