Hot Shots – 11/16/16


VA Games Support Na Kama Kai

Hawaii VA Foundation raised $7,875 at the 2016 Hawaii VA Games over the Labor Day weekend. This year was the fi nal Hawaii VA Games; to date, the events have raised more than $100,000 for various charitable causes. This year’s beneficiary is Na Kama Kai. Founded by Duane DeSoto, Na Kama Kai is a nonprofit organization devoted to exposing children to the ocean. The Oahu-based charity offers a variety of programs including ocean clinics, mentorship programs and ocean-equipment recycling. Pictured are (from left) Hawaii VA Games director Gabe Amey, Na Kama Kai founder and CEO Duane DeSoto and Ocean Clinic first responder Scott Demotta. PHOTO FROM HAWAII VA FOUNDATION


3-D Computers For Maryknoll

Maryknoll School recently received a $50,000 grant from Hawaiian Airlines Foundation, the charitable arm of Hawaiian Airlines, to fund the purchase of 13 zSpace 3-D virtual reality computers with software for its new high school Mx Scholar Program for STEM & Aerospace. Pictured are (from left) Perry Martin, president of Maryknoll School; Mark Dunkerley, president and CEO of Hawaiian Airlines; Evangeline Muyano, high school senior in Maryknoll’s Mx Scholar Program for STEM & Aerospace; and Mark Arimoto, director, A321 integration of Hawaiian Airlines and Maryknoll School board member. PHOTO FROM MARYKNOLL SCHOOL


Kaimuki Christian Gifts Library

Kaimuki Christian School’s Student Council presented a $1,000 gift to The Friends of Kaimuki Public Library, an organization formed in 1982. The funds will support its many initiatives, such as library services for the public, incentives for reading programs and continuing education of staff. Pictured are (from left) Kaimuki Christian School principal Mark Gallagher, Student Council president Sam Stone, vice president Yuzuha Shibata, treasurer Justus Ahn and secretary Leilani Zbin, and librarian Katherine Bengston. PHOTO FROM KCS