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Hot Shots – 11/17/21

HRAEF Funds Student Scholarships

The Hawai‘i Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on bolstering workforce development beginning at the high school level, awarded $1,500 scholarships to three Hawai‘i high school students. The awardees, who were honored at a ceremony held at Sky Waikīkī, were (from left) Ashley Hendrickson and Kenneth Wong, both from Moanalua High School, and Gabrielle Colobong from Pearl City High School. PHOTO COURTESY HRAEF

FICOH Donates $73K To Heart Association

In a continuation of its multiyear commitment to supporting cardiovascular research, education and care, First Insurance Co. of Hawai‘i Ltd. donated $73,000 to the American Heart Association. The monetary gift includes $25,000 for the annual Hart of Hawai‘i Heart Ball, $30,000 for the virtual O‘ahu Heart Walk, $10,000 for the Leaders for Life program, and $8,000 in employee-matching gifts. FICOH president and CEO Mark Yoda (left) presents the check to Lani Go-Keala, American Heart Association executive director. PHOTO COURTESY FIRST INSURANCE CO. OF HAWAI‘I