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Cops help raise $4,000 for Special Olympics

 

 

Big Island police officers bust out their power cleaning moves during a car wash fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii. (Photo by KC Strand/couresty of Special Olympics West Hawaii)

Big Island police officers bust out their power cleaning moves during a car wash fundraiser for Special Olympics West Hawaii. (Photo by KC Strand/couresty of Special Olympics West Hawaii)

 

The Special Olympics West Hawaii fundraiser April 2-3 at the Queen Kaahumanu Tesoro was a big success. Dave Ross, Special Olympics West Hawaii Area Director, sent along a mahalo:

On behalf of Special Olympics West Hawaii, we want to thank the many people — individuals, law enforcement officers, businesses, organizations, sponsors and local media — who made our annual Fueling Dreams fundraiser at the Queen Kaahumanu Tesoro station a huge success.

Because of your extraordinary efforts, generousity and pure aloha, $4,121.73 was raised in two days. All of the raised money will stay in West Hawaii. It will be used to help our athletes attend competitions on Maui and Oahu, as well as pay for sports equipment and uniforms.

Monetary gains such as this also help Special Olympics West Hawaii fulfill its purpose of providing year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. By participating in such sports, physical fitness and healthcare education programs, athletes increase self-confidence and social skills, improve physical and motor skills, and have better success in leading more productive and independent lives.

Congratulations to all for a job well done. Mahalo for fueling dreams.

— Find out more:

Special Olympics West Hawaii: www.sowh.org

 

A volunteer puts the shine on a vehicle's window during the car wash. (Photo by KC Strand/courtesy of Special Olympics West Hawaii)

A volunteer puts the shine on a vehicle's window during the car wash. (Photo by KC Strand/courtesy of Special Olympics West Hawaii)

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