Lahainaluna High School Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremony

The Downtown Athletic Club of Hawaii was proud to sponsor the spectacular drone light show at Lahainaluna High School’s graduation ceremony on Sunday, May 26. DACH was also proud to donate 400 yearbooks to those who were unable to purchase one to ensure that all 700 students plus faculty and staff received a yearbook this year. A heartfelt congratulations to the Class of 2024! I mua Lahainaluna!

Luna Strong

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.

Donate Online

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.

Luna Strong T-Shirts

NFL Films Presents: The Lahainaluna High School Football Team

In the News

Mahalo to the many organizations and individuals across the country for their support, including the following:

National Football League$120,000 (football equipment for the Lahainaluna High, Lahainaluna Intermediate, and Lahaina Chiefs Pop Warner programs)
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
Riverdale Country School – $13,000
Names Family Foundation – $10,000
Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation – $10,000
Toronto Raptors and General Manager, Bobby Webster – $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
Oregon Ducks Quarterback, Dillon Gabriel – $1,000
Houston Texans Kicker, Kaimi Fairbairn – $1,000
Washington Commanders Quarterback, Marcus Mariota, and his Motiv8 Foundation – Football cleats to all varsity and junior varsity football players plus shoes for all football coaches; $20,000 in cash to Lunas football program; $5,000 in cash to Lahaina Chiefs Pop Warner football program
Nike/ʻIolani Classic – Basketball shoes and other basketball supplies/equipment for all boys and girls basketball players
World Series Champion and Maui Native, Shane Victorino – Baseball/softball cleats and other supplies/equipment for all baseball and softball players
NBC Golf Commentator and Maui Native, Mark Rolfing – Golf equipment/supplies for all boys and girls golfers
Young Brothers – Four shipping containers
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.
Professional Surfers, Carissa Moore (five-time world champion and Olympic Gold Medalist) and Ezekiel Lau – Surfboards to the Lahainaluna Surf Team – Soccer cleats for the Lunas’ Boys and Girls Soccer teams
Two-time NCAA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year, Jocelyn Alo – Softball bats and gloves to the Lunas’ softball program
Outrigger Resorts & Hotels – Hotel rooms and meals for the Lunas’ football team

In all, over $500,000 in cash donations plus hundreds of thousands more in in-kind donations have been received thus far.