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Hot Shots – 7/19/17

Local Eateries Raise $50K For Ag Ed

Localicious Hawai‘i, the largest statewide restaurant initiative organized by Hawai‘i Agricultural Foundation (HAF), raised a record-breaking $50,000 with the help of more than 170 local eateries. All proceeds will help fund HAF’s Veggie U Hawai‘i program, which gives fourth-grade teachers the tools they need to engage their students in interactive ag- and science-focused activities. Pictured are (from left) Yukashi Smith, Teri Fukuhara, Andrew Le, Dean Okimoto, Denise Yamaguchi, Sharon Shigemoto, Audrey Okaneku, Michael Fenley, Breana Grosz and Russell Hata.

IKF At AAU National Championships

International Karate Federation-Hawai‘i (IKF) competitors and sensei gather at the 2017 AAU National Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina, June 29-July 1. Approximately 1,600 athletes from across the U.S. participated in the national competition. Hawai‘i was well represented with 31 competitors from IKF, led by sensei Chuzo Kotaka. The team, ranging in age from 6 to 39, brought home a total of 133 medals, including 64 gold, 42 silver and 27 bronze.