Five Nights of Delights: Special Olympics Hawaii

Enjoy holiday festivities and entertainment while supporting local athletes during an online fundraising effort from December 1 through December 5

The ho-ho-holidays are upon us! Deck the halls and support a good cause during Special Olympics Hawaii’s inaugural Holiday Jam event. From December 1 through December 5, 2020, Special Olympics Hawaii will host “Five Nights of Inspiration,” each night — beginning from 6 p.m. — the organization will broadcast online from Oahu, featuring a delightful assortment of holiday activities, cooking demonstrations, gift card giveaways and a special, live DJ dance party. To view the live broadcasts, visit: https://channel808.tv/sohawaiijam/.   

Supporters can make a donation to support Special Olympics Hawaii throughout the event at: Bit.ly/HolidayJam2020, or participate in their exciting online auction at: Bit.ly/HolidayAuction2020. The online auction site will be live on November 23. 

“The holidays have always been a time for giving, and we hope to keep that spirit alive this year with the Holiday Jam,” says Tracey Bender, Special Olympics Hawaii’s director of development. “This year, each gift is even more important due to the loss of funding our organization has experienced as a result of COVID-19. Every donation, of any size, will have an impact on the health and well-being of our athletes as we prepare them for the day it is safe to return to the playing fields they love.”

Holiday Jam runs from December 1 through December 5 with a special, live DJ dance party featuring hosts Kutmaster Spaz and Jimmy Da Geek. The live broadcasts will begin every night at 6 p.m. with the official program starting at 6:30 p.m. Additionally Special Olympics Hawaii will be giving out gift card prizes every night during the live broadcasts. To view the live broadcasts, visit: https://channel808.tv/sohawaiijam/.   

Holiday Jam will feature the following activities:

  • Tuesday, December 1: Paint and Sip Your Favorite Drink — Live painting demonstration with Gwenaelle from Paint for Your Soul. Painting kits available for pre-order for $30 at: Bit.ly/HolidayJam2020.
  • Wednesday, December 2: Zumba Dance Party Live workout with Zumba instructors Dawne and Hana.
  • Thursday, December 3: Holiday Cookie Decorating — Live demonstration with Jamie from Litto J’s Delights. Cookie kits available for pre-order for $20 at: Bit.ly/HolidayJam2020.
  • Friday, December 4: Eat, Drink and Be Merry — Cooking demonstrations from Chef Sam Choy and Pastry Chef Jennifer Kanaele from Bev Gannon’s Bake Shop and mixology demo by Esters Fair Prospect in Maui. 
  • Saturday, December 5: Live DJ Dance Party with Kutmaster Spaz and Jimmy Da Geek from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Holiday Jam is open to the public at no cost, however viewers are encouraged to make a donation or take part in the online auction that benefits Special Olympics Hawaii. 

Special Olympics Hawaii is thankful to its partners statewide whose support is key to making year-round sports, inclusion and health opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities a reality. Mahalo to Nordic PCL Construction Inc., Elite Parking Services and Parallel Capital Partners for sponsoring this special event. 

Proceeds from this event will help us continue to provide virtual programs during the pandemic and help to ensure over 3,400 children and adults with intellectual disabilities can return back to the sports fields and experience the joy, friendships and feeling of achievement that Special Olympics Hawaii brings into their lives. 

Special Olympics Hawaii provides year-round sports programs and training for athletes with intellectual disabilities, free of charge. Since 1968 Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities and raising awareness to build an inclusive and unified community.

For more information on Special Olympics, please visit www.sohawaii.org. You can also follow Special Olympics Hawaii on Twitter, www.twitter.com/sohawaii, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsHawaii, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/SOHawaii.

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