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Hot Shots – 1/25/23

‘SPAM JAM’ Festival Makes A Comeback

The Waikīkī SPAM JAM returned from a two-year hiatus and netted some much-needed funds for three nonprofits: Hawai‘i Foodbank ($40,000), Waikīkī Community Center ($10,000) and Visitor Aloha Society of Hawai‘i ($5,000). Pictured are Barbara Campbell (left), vice president of retail, Outrigger Hospitality Group, and a founding member of event creator SJ Foundation; and Toby Tamaye (right), president of AT Marketing; both of whom are shown presenting a check to Amy Marvin (center), CEO of Hawai‘i Foodbank. PHOTO COURTESY LISA HOANG OF HAWAI‘I FOODBANK

Campaign Presents Gift That Keeps On Giving

Aloha United Way president and CEO John Fink (second from right) offers a few words of appreciation while accepting a check for the 2022 Live Kōkua Giving Campaign from Bank of Hawai‘i chairman, president and CEO Peter Ho (right). Bank of Hawai‘i employees and retirees donated $557,577 to the campaign, the bank’s biggest employee-giving event. Also pictured are (from left) BOH executives and campaign chairs Lacey Nakaguma, Sharlene Ginoza-Lee, Amy Peckinpaugh and Ryan Field; and AUW vice president of resource development and donor relations Emmaly Calibraro. PHOTO COURTESY BANK OF HAWAI‘I

Gift Helps Rainbow Wāhine Reach ‘Goal’

The University of Hawai‘i women’s soccer team received its largest donation to date of $50,000 from Nan Chul “Patrick” Shin, founder of Hawai‘i general contractor Nan Inc., and friend of head coach Michele Nagamine. The gift will support several different areas of the Rainbow Wāhine program — from providing the team with healthy snacks and nutrition guidelines to making sure players are able to attend summer school, if required. Nagamine is also interested in starting a mentoring program that helps elementary school children prepare for college at an early age. Pictured are (back row, from left) Shin and associate head coach Marc Fournier; and (front) assistant coach Kaula Rowe, Nagamine and Carol Nelson, human resources, Nan Inc PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MĀNOA