Par Hawaii is revving up support for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes! The company’s Fueling Dreams campaign returns for its 17th year from January 1 through March 31, 2022, inviting island drivers to make a donation to Special Olympics Hawaii at 34 participating nomnom stores across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui.
“After the pandemic cancelled many events and in-person fundraisers we understand that fundraisers like Fueling Dreams are more important than ever keep our athletes active, engaged and working towards getting them back on the playing fields they love,” said Eric Lee, Par Hawaii’s Vice President – Retail. “We have been supporting Special Olympics
Hawaii for more than three decades and are looking forward to continuing to help them further their work transforming the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities.”
Par Hawaii, marketer of Hele and 76 Hawaii, has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Hawaii for more than 30 years. To date, the Fueling Dreams campaign has raised more than $910,385 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs.
“We are extremely grateful – especially coming out of the pandemic when we had to cancel many of our in-person fundraisers — to have one of our longest-running fundraisers return for another year,” says Dan Epstein, Special Olympics Hawaii’s President and CEO.
“Par Hawaii has been a trusted partner and their fundraisers create opportunities our local athletes might not otherwise have to fuel their dreams.”
All donations received from the Fueling Dreams campaign allow Special Olympics Hawaii to continue to provide programs and training – both online and in-person — for more than 3,400 youth and adult athletes with intellectual disabilities.
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.