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!
Unbelievable. I'm still counting so please no more donations until further notice. Call me at 345-6208 and check with me please before adding any more donations. We might have met our necessity. Mahalo!
Thanks to Ken Kaplan we are now at $4,120 between money in hand and online. Please thanks him when you can.
We are at $3,620.00 between money in hand and here online. We are definitely getting closer to Olamau now!
Sorry, Myron Abrams and Kathy Styer or Hualalai Resort gave monetary donations to Na Alaka'i Paddle Team. Mahalo Nui Lakou!
I have recieved donations in hand from Myron and Tracy Abrams, as well as Kathy Stryer of
Just to update everyone on the team of supporters, we will be meeting with the shirt printer and designer by next week to get the ball rolling on shirts. So exciting!
Please welcome Scott and Carolyn McClone to the team of supporters of our Olamau Race venture!
Please thank David and Wendie St. Jean for making a donation to our Olamau venture! We're getting there team!
Now over 65 % of our goal thanks to the latest donation by Marc and Lisa Cabi.
Hualalai Resort Members Marc and Lisa Cabi just made a nice donation. Please extend our gratitude when we see them. I Mua!
Challenge alert! A Member at Hualalai Resort has contacted me about matching donations up to $2,000. When we hit $2,000 she'll give $2,000 more. Let's get it done! Na Alaka'i Nalu Paddle Team is getting closer to the Olamau dream. We have just $130 more to go before we hit $2,000 and leap to $4,000, which will bring us to over e of our goal.
BTW. Big Wave and Hula are Dave and Helen Cashman. :0)
Big Wave Dave and Hula Helen made a donation. Be sure to send a big Mahalo to them.
Katie McCullough Simmons photography made a contribution. We thank you Katie!
Tom and Marj Callinan made a donation. Please help say thank you! Mahalo nui loa.
Another great donation by some very supportive Hualalai Resort Members--the Mecca Ohana! Please help us thank Dr. Kate and Dr. Andy for supporting our Olamau Race venture. I Mua!
Mahalo from Team Alaka'i to the Riddervold Ohana of Hualalai Resort and the Perez Ohana of Kohala for their recent donation to our Olamau race venture... I Mua!
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
Me Ka "˜Oia'I'o E Mahalo Nui 'Oukou
Na Alaka'I Nalu Paddle Team
P.S. Keep up with our
training efforts on Facebook www.facebook.com/NaAlakaiNaluOHualalaiPaddleTeam