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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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31.Oct.2010 Results from Unified Bowling Tournament

Special Olympics West Hawaii’s Unified Bowling Tournament was held Oct. 17 at KBXtreme in Kailua-Kona. Forty-six athletes and unified partners competed for ribbons and a spot at the “Holiday Classic,” which will be Dec. 4 and 5 on Oahu. RESULTS: Division 1 1st place: Kona Cookie Monsters (Michael Tom Makanui, Josh Yong, Micah Delacruz, and […]

24.Aug.2009 Project Compassion raises $1,500 for SOWH

Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes and volunteers donned their official shirts and worked Aug. 16 alongside Denny’s Restaurant employees as waiters and greeters to raise funds and awareness for SOWH. The Project Compassion event was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Kona and Denny’s. Corporate sponsors included Great American Self Storage and Sign-a-Rama. From 4 […]

07.Jul.2009 Cursing for a Cause

Earlier this year, the Editorial Department at West Hawaii Today realized it had an explosive problem — the verbal kind. In particular, certain co-workers had been dropping the F-bomb every time they got off the phone, had computer problems, or dealt with an unreasonable person or issue. In stressful situations, their vulgar ranting rose. “Frustration. […]

26.May.2009 Mahalo to the Knights of Columbus

Special Olympics West Hawaii thanks St. Michael’s Council 13227 of the Knights of Columbus for its generous donation of $100. “Both this council and the worldwide Knights of Columbus are strong supporters of Special Olympics,” said Steve Lopez, SOWH soccer and softball coach. “They donate money and time to Special Olympics as one of the […]

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26.Apr.2009 Making a splash

The well prepared West Hawaii Sharks swim team is looking forward to a great start of the Summer Games, following the successful Special Olympics Weinberg Neighbor Island Regional Swim Meet on Maui April 14, said Coach Holly DeGeal. The Summer Games are the culminating statewide events for the Spring Season. More than 1,000 talented athletes […]

06.Apr.2009 Mahalo!

Special Olympics West Hawaii thanks the many people — individuals, law enforcement officers, businesses, organizations, sponsors and local media — who made our annual Fueling Dreams fundraiser at the Queen Kaahumanu Tesoro station a huge success. Because of your extraordinary efforts, generousity and pure aloha, $4,121.73 was raised in two days. All of the raised […]

16.Dec.2008 Acknowledgements

“How beautiful a day can be when kindness touches it.” — George Elliston Special Olympics West Hawaii would like to thank all the local businesses, groups and individuals for their generousity in 2008. The commitment from our supporters help our year-round program of sports training and competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. The time, effort […]

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24.Oct.2008 STRIKE! — a pose.

Volunteers Steve Strand, KC Strand, Krystal Welch and Carolyn Enriquez took the following fantastic images of Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes and their unfied partners, competing at recent Big Island bowling tournaments. Volunteer Nikki Cleintuar wrote the captions. Mahalo for capturing and sharing the moments below. May this great service bring others joy. SOWH bowlers […]