The Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii is spearheading a Luna Strong fundraising campaign to assist with the following:
- Raise funds to replace the sports equipment/supplies lost by the 450 Lahainaluna High School student-athletes whose homes were destroyed in the fires, such as football cleats, basketball shoes, tennis racquets, and baseball/softball bats (note: Lahainaluna’s total enrollment is 1,000 students and it’s the oldest school west of the Rockies (established in 1831)).
- Raise funds to support the 40 Lahainaluna coaches who lost their homes in the fires, particularly those who’ve coached there for 25+ years.
- Cover the entire cost of state tournament travel for all Lahainaluna teams that qualify for state tournaments this school year.
- Sell “Luna Strong” t-shirts, with all proceeds going towards the Luna Strong fundraising campaign. Sae Design Group’s Saedene Ota of Wailuku designed the t-shirt.
- All funds received will be collected by DACH and disbursed in consultation with the Lahainaluna Athletics Department and school administration.
Donations to the Luna Strong Fund by other companies and the public are encouraged and can be made by check made payable to: “DACH – Luna Strong Fund”, P.O. Box 3590, Honolulu, HI 96811.
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Mahalo to the following organizations for their support:
Hawaii Community Foundation’s Maui Strong Fund – $100,000
Oahu Interscholastic Association – $75,000
Central Pacific Bank Foundation – $50,000
Bank of Hawaii – $35,000
American Savings Bank – $25,000
First Hawaiian Bank – $25,000
U. Okada & Co., Ltd. – $25,000
Servco – $15,000
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation – $10,000
ESPN Honolulu – $5,000
Hawaii Pacific Health – $5,000
John & Janet Hudson – $5,000
Roy & Mary Sakamoto – $5,000
Takashi & Hisae Hisano – $5,000
Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey – $3,000
Dillon Gabriel – $1,000
Marcus Mariota – Football cleats to all varsity and junior varsity football players plus shoes for all football coaches; $10,000 to Luna football program
Nike/ʻIolani Classic – Basketball shoes and other basketball supplies/equipment for all boys and girls basketball players
Shane Victorino – Baseball/softball cleats and other supplies/equipment for all baseball and softball players
Mark Rolfing – Golf equipment/supplies for all boys and girls golfers
Young Brothers – four shipping containers to store athletic equipment/supplies in Kihei where the teams are currently practicing due to the Lahainaluna campus being closed indefinitely and to store donated school supplies and equipment on campus when school reopens.
Hawaiian Airlines, Pagoda Hotel, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Zippy’s have all committed to cover the state tournament airline, hotel, ground transportation, and meal costs for all Lahainaluna state tournament teams this school year.
ESPN Honolulu is the official radio partner of the Luna Strong campaign.
aio Media and aio Digital are the official magazine and digital partners, respectively.
In all, over $400,000 plus numerous in-kind contributions have been received to kick off the Luna Strong campaign.