Archive for the "In The News" Category

29.Sep.2012 Cop On Top makes WHT front page

Mahalo nui loa to West Hawaii Today, Reporter Chelsea Jensen and Freelance Photographer Laura Shimabuku for the fantastic coverage about Cop On Top, which appeared Saturday, Sept. 29, on the newspaper’s front page! Chelsea wrote an awesome story, featuring wonderful interviews with Area Director Sandie DelaCruz and athletes Relyn Shook and Ray Donager. Laura’s super […]

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14.Jun.2012 SOWH athletes collect 24 medals at Summer Games

Powerlifters Isaiah Wong, Ray Donager and Skyler Carreira pocketed four gold medals apiece, leading a seven-member Special Olympics West Hawaii group that collected 24 total medals at the Special Olympics State Summer Games held May 26-27 at the University of Hawaii. Wong (181-pound weight class), Donager (198) and Carreira (220) all posted the top squat, […]

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01.Jul.2011 Fueling Dreams featured in West Hawaii Today article

West Hawaii Today reporter Chelsea Jensen wrote an awesome article about Fueling Dreams, which benefits Special Olympics, and freelance photographer Laura Shimabuku took some great photos. The story was published June 28 and can be viewed on the newspaper’s Web site or by clicking here. Enjoy this excerpt: For athlete Jason Nagatori, 33, every coin […]

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04.Oct.2010 Fueling Dreams

For two days, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, 2010, the Honokohau Tesoro station was a buzz of activity with law enforcement officers and Special Olympics West Hawaii  volunteers and athletes. These people turned out to pump gas, wash windshields and collect donations for Tesoro Hawaii’s 5th annual Fueling Dreams, which benefits Special Olympics West Hawaii. […]

07.Jul.2010 A car for everyone

BBC News has an interesting article about scientists in the United States transforming a simple beach buggy into an experimental car for the blind to drive. Here is an excerpt: The vehicle will be fitted with technology that allows a blind person to drive independently, the NFB and Virginia Tech University said. Non-visual aids include […]

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30.May.2010 Photos, articles featuring Cop On Top

Please enjoy the following photos taken during Special Olympics West Hawaii’s annual fundraiser, Cop On Top. To learn more about the event, read the fantastic articles written by West Hawaii Today reporter Chelsea Jensen and Hawaii247.com. View the entire album of awesome photos taken by Nikki Cleintuar and other SOWH volunteers by clicking here.

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12.Apr.2010 "Flame of Hope" in Kailua-Kona

West Hawaii Today reporter and Special Olympics West Hawaii Blog editor Carolyn Lucas wrote an awesome article about the Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run, which benefits Special Olympics. The story was published April 12 and can be viewed on the newspaper’s Web site. Here’s an excerpt: Speech wasn’t necessary to communicate 18-year-old Isaiah Wong’s […]

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20.Sep.2009 Cop On Top generates $13K for SOWH

West Hawaii Today reporter Chelsea Jensen wrote a great followup article about Cop on Top, the annual fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii. The story was published Sept. 12 and can be viewed on the newspaper’s Web site. Here’s an excerpt: While the Cop on Top event in Kailua-Kona earlier this month may not have […]

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Special duty

West Hawaii Today reporter Chelsea Jensen wrote a fantastic article about Cop On Top, an annual fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii. The story was published Sept. 4 and can be viewed on the newspaper’s Web site. Here’s an excerpt: Thursday, at 6 a.m. sharp, officers climbed atop 20 feet of scaffolding, perching themselves above […]

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