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04.Sep.2012 Final Thoughts from Dave Ross

Aloha all, I hope this note finds you well and in good spirits. After seven years with Special Olympics West Hawaii, and the last five as the area director, I am stepping down from my position. My beautiful wife, Katie, and I are moving to Portland, Ore., on Sept. 5 to further our careers in […]

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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 Photo slideshows reveal what SOWH is about

Thanks to Special Olympics West Hawaii volunteer Sandie Dela Cruz for the following photo slideshows, which are amazing: (Just click on the bolded word to watch.) Play hard Summer fun SOWH Go for the gold Summer Games

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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 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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