Archive for the "Events" Category

25.Jul.2012 Volunteers needed for Aukake Area Games

Special Olympics soccer and bocce teams will be competing in the Aukake Area Games Saturday, July 28, at Old Kona Airport Sports Complex fields, next to the pool. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support the Kona, Kohala and Hilo teams, as well as ensure the event runs smoothly. In particular, […]

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01.Jun.2012 June 9 golf tournament helps SOWH

The first-ever “Swingin’ for Special Olympics” charity golf tournament raises money for Special Olympics West Hawaii, a nonprofit that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. SOWH serves athletes, their families and community from Kohala through Kona to Ka’u. Held Saturday, June 9, at the Kona Country Club Alii […]

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09.May.2012 Bus pull raises $1,500 for SOWH

Ten teams raised $1,5000 for Special Olympics West Hawaii at the first-ever Great Alii Power Pull. Held April 21 at the Keauhou Shopping Center, the event featured teams, consisting of 10 people, who pulled a 48,600-pound Hele-On bus. They represented Hawaiian Electric Light Co., Konawaena High School, Konawaena High School Class of 1986, Humpy’s Big Island Alehouse, Hawaii […]

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06.May.2012 Letter from SOWH Area Director

Aloha gang, We’ve had a great spring! We just completed our Great Alii Hele-On Bus Pull, the  annual First Hawaiian Law Enforcement Torch Run, as well as all four of our area competitions for swimming, track, softball/T-ball and powerlifting. Thanks for your tremendous support of our athletes and our Special Olympics West Hawaii program. SOWH […]

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28.Apr.2012 Torch Run, powerlifting tournament happening April 29

The Hawaii Police Department and volunteers will carry the “Flame of Hope” through the streets of Kailua-Kona Sunday, April 29, in an effort to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes. This event, known as the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics, is a tradition in the law enforcement community around […]

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Volunteers, donations needed at softball tournament

Eight Hawaii Island Special Olympics teams will be competing in the annual softball and T-ball tournament from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, at Old Kona Airport Park’s fields. This is a qualifier to participate in the much-anticipated upcoming Summer Games on Oahu, where more than 1,000 athletes will compete. Volunteers and […]

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09.Mar.2012 Contestants to pull bus, raise money for SOWH

Special Olympics West Hawaii is hosting its first-ever Great Ali’i Power Pull April 21 at the Keauhou Shopping Center. Get your team of 10 ready to PULL the HELE-ON BUS! In prior years Special Olympics used a fire truck, but this year for the first time, they will be using the HELE-ON Bus! Teams have three categories to […]

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04.Mar.2012 Free snorkel day offered for people with disabilities

People of all ages and abilities, as well as their ohana, are invited to a free snorkel day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 16, at Kahaluu Beach Park’s large pavilion. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish to share during lunch. Certified professional volunteers will help assist people of all […]

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Message from SOWH Area Director

Aloha gang, Thank you to everyone who helped with our recent Fueling Dreams event at Queen K Tesoro on Thursday, March 1. We had a great turnout and raised $3,243.87! That is the biggest single-day total ever! Great work! Our Spring sports are doing well. We have athletes participating in powerlifting and track in Kohala, […]

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