As the 2015 State Summer Games quickly approaches, over 1100 athletes and coaches across the State of Hawaii are busy training and will compete at the University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus on May 29-31, 2015. Events for the Summer Games include Softball, Swimming, Track & Field and Powerlifting.Click on one of the following links or here to find more information on the 2015 State Summer Games.
Special Olympics Hawai‘i Athletes to Represent theAloha State at the 2015 World Summer Games
Three Hawai‘i athletes have been selected to participate in Special Olympics’ 2015 World Games in Los Angeles, California. Chaunci Cummings, Ikaika Morita-Sunada, and Isaiah Wong from Hawai‘i will represent not only the islands, but their country as members of Special Olympics USA.
This year’s Special Olympics World Games will take place July 25 – August 2, 2015, and will feature athletes from 170 nations competing in 17 sports.
HELP SEND OUR ATHLETES TO THE WORLD GAMES! YOU CAN EITHER MAKE A DONATION BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW, OR DONATE YOUR HAWAIIAN MILES BELOW!
Donate your HawaiianMiles!
Have a lot of miles and nowhere to go? Special Olympics Hawai'i supporters can still donate their HawaiianMiles to help our neighbor island athletes get to the games!
Papa John's Supports Special Olympics HI for the month of May!
From now until the end of the month, anytime you order from Papa John's, be sure to mention the code "17PJHCOM" as for every purchase, $1 is donated back to Special Olympics Hawai'i. Here are other ways to buy pizza with a purpose from Papa John's:
1) Anytime you call, mention Special Olympics Hawai’i or if ordering online use the promo code “17PJHCOM”
2) Call in an order onTHURSDAY, MAY 28, mention Special Olympics Hawaii and 25% of sales will be donated back. Use promo code if ordering online.
3) Buy an Aloha Carryout Card for $10 and $7 is donated to Special Olympics Hawai’i.
Mahalo to Papa John's for your support!
These Businesses are Real Sports
This season supporting local businesses can put an extra spring in the step of Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes. A number of companies have stepped up to the plate to raise funds and help get our athletes to the State Summer Games this May. They include:
Teddy’s Bigger Burger (Kapiolani, Wahiawa)
IHOP (Pearl City, Ohana Waikiki Malia Hotel, Aqua Palms Waikiki Hotel, Hilo)
When you visit any of these companies during their designated dates, please consider making a donation to Special Olympics Hawai‘i. One hundred percent of your gift will go towards hosting the State Summer Games this May. The annual event will bring together more than 1,000 athletes and coaches from around the state to compete in an Olympic-style competition.
Athletes will participate in powerlifting, softball, track and field and swimming, as well as other activities including a Young Athlete Program, Healthy Athlete Village and Olympic Town. This event – including transportation and housing – is provided at no cost to our athletes and their families. Mahalo!
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run!
30 years ago, our local law enforcement officers went above and beyond the call of duty to bring people with intellectual disabilities out of the shadows in their community. By lighting the way with the Flame of Hope, these volunteers have paved the way for respect and inclusion for our athletes. The officers of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics will take their years and miles of experience to the streets of Waikiki on May 29, 2015 uniting their communities together as they keep the Flame of Hope burning for all the athletes involved in Special Olympics Hawai'i. Click for more information about the Torch Run.
Mahalo to our Mission Partners: Our Mission Partners represent the highest level of year-round commitment to our organization.
Mahalo to our Year Round Supporters:
Since 2011, Acura Hawaii has underwritten golf events to benefit those in need and aspiring Hawaii junior golfers. In a new golf tournament on September 15 featuring Champions Tour pros, Acura of Honolulu has announced Special Olympics Hawaii as one of the charity beneficiaries. If you are interested in signing up to tee off in this year's event please contact Koji or Johanna at 792-9110 or