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Hot Shots – 7/26/23

Awardees Acknowledged At Nonprofit’s Largest Event

Kupu recently hosted its annual environmental fair, which featured a luncheon, awards ceremony and career expo. Cassandra Springer (third from left), park interpretive technician at Diamond Head State Monument, was named Kupu’s 2023 Host Site Manager of the Year. Meanwhile, Pūlama Lāna‘i’s botanical technician Keoki Limasa-Viena (third from right) was named the 2023 Kupu Alumni of the Year. Also pictured (from left) are Kupu’s Kawika Riley, vice president of external affairs; Matthew Bauer, chief operations officer; John Leong, co-founder and CEO; and Janice Pak, chief financial officer. PHOTO COURTESY ANNA GARCIA

Going Through ‘Hoops’ To Foster Positive Change

Hoops 4 Hawai‘i, a 24-hour basketball marathon, recently held a fundraising event for Ronald McDonald House Charities Hawai‘i and Pālama Settlement, garnering $17,000 and $5,000 for the nonprofits, respectively. Pictured (from left) are Roger Dequina, executive director and owner of i9 Sports Honolulu, and H4H co-founder; Jordan Kauwe, campus minister of O‘ahu Church of Christ and H4H co-founder; Candace Asam-Lopez, RMHC director of development; Jerri Chong, RMHC president; and Jay Grasso, H4H co-founder. PHOTO COURTESY KRIS REISDORF