Hot Shots – 12/21/22

Local Firm Drives Up Support To End Hunger In Hawai‘i

ProsPac Holdings Group, a local real estate development firm, donated $19,000 (via a check and from a recent food drive) and 2,735 pounds of food to Hawai‘i Foodbank, following a food and fund drive held at Azure Ala Moana. The donation and food will provide 43,000-plus meals to families in need. Hawai‘i Foodbank is a nonprofit agency that provides food assistance to the state of Hawai‘i. PHOTO COURTESY PROSPAC HOLDINGS GROUP

UH-Mānoa Esports Scores, Earns Top Honors

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s esports program took home a top prize at the Esports Awards earlier this month. The group was named 2022 Best Collegiate Esports Program, beating out nine other colleges and universities from around the country for the title. Kevin Nguyen (left) and Sky Kauweloa (center, holding the trophy) of UH Esports attended the Dec. 13 awards ceremony in Las Vegas. With them is Yugina Yun of professional esports organization Gen.G. PHOTO COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI‘I AT MĀNOA

A Sweet Way To Fundraise For Scouts

Aloha Petroleum donated more than $27,000 to Aloha Council-Boy Scouts of America. The funds were raised through sales of the World’s Finest Chocolate at Aloha Island Mart locations in June and July. In addition, Aloha Petroleum donated $1.12 from every dozen doughnuts sold at Dunkin’ Donuts in September in celebration of the Boy Scouts’ 112th anniversary. Pictured are Jesse Lopez, scout executive, Aloha Council-Boy Scouts of America (left); and Casie Bui, director of sales operations and marketing, Aloha Petroleum. PHOTO COURTESY ALOHA PETROLEUM

Participating In The Season Of Giving

For the 13th year in a row, Kāhala Nui spread holiday cheer to 350 homebound seniors with the donation of bags filled with food, toiletries and other essential items. Valued at $20,000, the bags were packaged and provided to Pālama Settlement. Kāhala Nui associates from all departments assembled to fill and pack each recyclable bag, which also included a battery-operated lantern. PHOTO COURTESY KĀHALA NUI