YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO
THE 11TH ANNUAL PA'AKAI AWARDS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st 6pm-7pm HST
KGMB World Premiere Livestream
The virtual program and Paʻakai Awards will make its premiere on Saturday, October 1st, 6-7PM HST, live on KGMB, and streaming online at hawaiinewsnow.com, and on their social media platforms. It will be re-broadcasted on October 2nd on KHNL and October 3rd on K5. We are excited to honor Fred Hemmings as our Paʻakai awardee and Haley Kailiehu & Noʻeau Peralto as our Hoʻokele recipients for their impact on the stewardship of ‘āina and cultural-based work.
The night of storytelling and uplifting our Hawaiian values and future leaders promises to be entertaining and inspiring We will continue our online auction featuring unique art and one of a kind experiences. 100% of the proceeds from the Gala and online auction will go directly towards nurturing and engaging Hawaii’s youth to become more aware of the importance of ocean safety and stewardship.
Since Nā Kama Kai was founded in 2008, they have worked to get ocean safety and stewardship education into our school classrooms. Hawaiʻi is an island state surrounded by the ocean and many share the belief that it’s our kuleana to keep our keiki ocean smart and ocean safe. The success of the annual Paʻakai Awards has allowed Nā Kama Kai to compete and be awarded a State of Hawaiʻi Grant in Aid award to teach ocean safety to teachers in or around the 4th grade, across all four Hawaiʻi counties.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Nā Kama Kai’s work to support daily, after-school and weekend programming for youth on the west coast of O‘ahu at Hālau Nā Kama Kai. They will also contribute to the expansion of Nā Kama Kai’s programming, clinic programs and youth mentorship. Instructions on how to donate items to the silent auction or to make additional contributions to the organization are available at nakamakai.org.
ABOUT NĀ KAMA KAI
Nā Kama Kai is a 14-year-old nonprofit organization located on Oʻahu. Their mission is to empower keiki by connecting them to the kai and ʻāina in order to create a deeper sense of aloha and kuleana to the natural environment and themselves. Founded by professional surfer Duane DeSoto, the program engages today’s youth and tomorrow’s leaders by strengthening their relationship with the ocean through events, Ocean Clinics, volunteerism and mentorship programs. For more information, please visit https://.www.nakamakai.org, call (808) 772-4194, or email email@example.com.
As a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) we are thankful to our volunteers and grateful for the tremendous support we continue to receive from private and governmental organizations. This support helps us to continue our mission to empower children by connecting our keiki to the kai and ‘āina to nurture a deeper sense of aloha and kuleana for the natural environment and themselves. We hope you will celebrate our 11th Annual Gala with us!