A HAWAII 501C3 NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION
Make this year's office party one to remember. It's something unexpected and light-hearted - - and already planned for you. 3 hours of entertainment, food, drink, music and with friendly competition, you may go back to work with some bragging rights!
Whether you haven't bowled in years or are a regular, it's always fun when friends are involved! You can feel good about having a night out - maybe even do a little holiday shopping at our silent auction - and it's all for a great cause!
Catch up with the cousins or have a little fun with the fam before it gets too hectic - everyone will find something fun in this event.
All profits directly benefit the annual chaperoned, substance- and alcohol-free, graduation celebration for Kealakehe and WHEA High School graduates. Kealakehe Project Grad is a Hawaii 501c3 corporation comprised wholly of community volunteers.
A holiday party that's already planned for you! Treat your office, family or friends to a unique evening out and contribute to a great cause, too! 16 teams, friendly competition, good food and beverages, and a silent auction will make this a memorable evening. Try to dethrone 2017's high score winners, AKUA AUTOMOTIVE, and team spirit winners,
REGISTER YOUR TEAM
or students volunteer - click link below.
The Kona Brewers' Festival has been a loyal benefactor to Kealakehe Project Graduation for many years, and we are ever grateful! Students help the event by servicing their recycling efforts prior to the festival. It's fun and easy in a beautiful beach environment. If you haven't visited this event, perhaps you will consider attending in 2019. Your support helps us and many other non-profits.
Students support Kealakehe Project Grad by signing at least $50 in small or large sponsorships who donate to the Hawaii Hotel Industry Charity Walk Hawaii Island. KHS and WHEA Junior classes - this is how YOU help to keep your Project Grad event affordable. Pay it forward and plan to join us! Community members may donate to Charity Walk and name Kealakehe Project Grad as their chosen charity.
Over 40 students and a handful of teachers and Project Grad Committee members volunteered with set up and break down duties of Ironman World Championship Kona 2018. It was rewarding to do our part to make this year's Ironman such a success. Mahalo, Ironman, for the opportunity to raise funds and contribute to this community event.
In 2018, Kealakehe Project Grad was selected as a charity recipient by the Hawaii Island Hotel Visitors' Industry Charity Walk. Their generous donation provided the seed money needed to start our 2018/2019 fundraising season! Please choose Kealakehe Project Grad as your charity of choice when you donate in 2019!
Getting to the beach early makes a special day for volunteers at the annual Lavaman Triathlon. Enjoy waking with the birds and help us at the next Lavaman on March 31, 2019. Project Grad will need 12 fun volunteers to set up registration and timing tags on race participants.
OUR AMAZING SPONSORS ARE VITAL TO MAKING THIS EVENT SUCCESSFUL AND VIABLE - EACH HAVE DONATED FROM $500-$5,000 TO OUR CAUSE BECAUSE THEY SUPPORT OUR YOUNG GRADUATES' CHOICE TO CELEBRATE THEIR GRADUATION, IN A SAFE, SUBSTANCE-FREE ENVIRONMENT. PLEASE SHOW YOUR SUPPORT TO THEM:
* Hawaii Community Foundation * Ke Kai Ala Foundation/Kona Brewers Festival * Hawaii County Councils Districts 7 and 8 * Hawaii Department of Liquor Control * Hilton Waikoloa Village * Altres Staffing * Bike Works * Bilinsky Educational Consultants * Drywall Installations Hawaii * Farm and Garden * Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union * Human Resources Admin of Hawaii * Ironman Foundation * KBXtreme Family Entertainment Center * Rotary Club of Kona Mauka * Kukio Community Association * Outback Steakhouse * PFI Rubbish Services * Royal Pools of Hawaii, Inc. * Sawada-fly Photography * WalMart *
DOZENS MORE GENEROUS FRIENDS HELPED REACH OUR 2018 FUNDRAISING GOAL BY DONATING MONEY, PRIZES, FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES, TIME AND EXPERTISE, MAKING THIS EVENT POSSIBLE.
We also thank the staffs of Kealakehe High School and West Hawaii Explorations Academy, and partners from Hawaii County: Councilmen Karen Eoff and Dru Kanuha, Liquor Control’s Gerald Takase, Department of Parks & Recreation and Hawaii County Police.
WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT!
District 7 Councilman, Dru Kanuha;
District 8 Council Chairperson, Karen Eoff;
Dept. of Liquor Control, Gerald Takase, Director
STUDENTS REGISTER FOR PROJECT GRAD ONLINE STARTING JANUARY, 2019. KHS STUDENTS LISTEN TO MORNING BROADCAST OR ADVISORY CLASS ANNOUNCEMENTS. WHEA SENIORS' CONTACT IS AUNTY KANANI.
P.O. Box 1934, Kailua Kona, HI 96745
Co-Directors-Doug Mallardi/Victor McDaniel;
Fundraisers/Grants-Pam Wong & Catherine Hawkins; Security-Carla Santos; Activities-Kehau Slade; Food-Cheryl Castaneda Waahila
BOARD: Heidi Teves, Pres; Monica Balanay, VP/Sec; Cathy Sawada, Tres.