Monday, May 27, 2024

Par Hawaii’s Fueling Dreams Campaign Returns to Pump Up Support for Special Olympics Hawaii Athletes

Make a donation during the 18th Annual Fueling Dreams campaign at any participating Hele store statewide, starting April 19, 2023

Par Hawaii’s Fueling Dreams campaign is hitting the road to raise awareness for thousands of Hawaii’s athletes! From April 19 through May 31, island drivers can make a donation to Special Olympics Hawaii athletes when they make a pit stop at 34 participating Hele stores across Oahu, Hawaii Island and Maui. Par Hawaii operates the Hele stores, which were previously known as nomnom stores.

“Every year we look forward to encouraging the community to support our Fueling Dreams campaign to benefit Special Olympics Hawaii’s important work of transforming the lives of athletes with intellectual disabilities,” said Par Hawaii’s Vice President – Hawaii Retail John Peyton. “The organization has a special place in our hearts and we appreciate the generous support of so many of customers who join us in raising funds for these exceptional athletes.”

Par Hawaii, owner and operator of Hele and 76 Hawaii, has been a strong supporter of Special Olympics Hawaii for more than three decades. To date, the Fueling Dreams campaign has raised more than $946,620 for Special Olympics Hawaii athletes and programs. This year, Par Hawaii will be matching customer donations up to $10,000.

“We are extremely grateful to Par Hawaii for their continued year-round support and for believing in our mission to provide sports, health, wellness, leadership, and inclusionary programs for our athletes with intellectual disabilities,” says Special Olympics Hawaii’s President & CEO Dan Epstein. “Par Hawaii and their generous customer contributions create opportunities for our athletes, which enhance their lives and give them a chance to experience success and accomplishment both on and off the playing field.”

All donations received from the Fueling Dreams campaign allow Special Olympics Hawaii to continue to provide programs and training free of charge for more than 3,400 athletes across the state.

Special Olympics Hawaii provides year-round sports training, competitions, health, wellness, leadership, and inclusionary programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. 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 the annual Fueling Dreams campaign or on Special Olympics Hawaii, please visit You can also follow Special Olympics Hawaii on Twitter,, on Facebook at, and on Instagram at

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