Posts in the ‘Supporter Spotlight’ Category

#Mahalo Monday Maui Jim

Maui Jim sunglasses were born on Ka’anapali Beach in 1980, and with the home office and design team still located in Lahaina, all Maui Jim sunglasses are designed and tested in Maui before they launch globally.  Maui Jim wants to bring out the beauty in the world, with their patented PolarizedPlus2 lenses, which block all UV rays, eliminate glare and make colors pop live you’ve never seen before. Why do you support Paddle Imua? Imua Family Services is a fantastic charity helping children on the Hawaiian Islands, and Maui Jim loves to support local charities and help spread the Aloha…

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#MahaloMonday Na Hoaloha Ekolu

Na Hoaloha Ekolu is an ‘Ohana of Businesses consisting of the Old Lahaina Luau, Aloha Mixed Plate, Star Noodle, Leoda’s Kitchen and Pie Shop and Hoaloha Farms.  Our mission is to create opportunities that enrich the lives of everyone we come into contact; our guests, our employees and our community.  Last year marked our 30th  Anniversary of being in business.  We commemorated the achievement with 30 Acts of Aloha.  30 opportunities of giving, representing 30 years, depicting not only our loyalty to our community but also our appreciation for all the support we have received from the community over the years.  Our employees raised and gave…

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BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua 2016 #MAHALOMONDAY

On behalf of Imua Family Services, our Bluesmiths Paddle Imua Planning Committee and the keiki of Camp Imua, MAHALO to all for joining us for the Fifth Annual BLUESMTIHS Paddle Imua this past Saturday, May 7th. Despite gnarly rain and water conditions, racers lined Maliko with every intention to charge.  This one-of-a-kind mission-based race was made all the more special as it commemorated it’s 5th anniversary as a direct benefit of Imua Family Services’ Camp Imua program.  Camp Imua provides a camp experience to Maui’s children with special needs and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this summer. Event sponsors included Zevenbergen Capital Investment, Nuestro…

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BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua + Maui Brewing Co.

  1.Can you explain the mission behind Maui Brewing Co.? MBC is a fiercely local company and has remained steadfast regarding local production. The Maui Brewing Company team are stewards of their communities and the ‘aina, and curators of the craft beer way of life. Their beers have been recognized worldwide for quality and innovation. 2.The adage “It Takes a Village to raise a child” seems very appropriate in this setting. Why support Camp Imua? Maui Brewing Company believes it is their responsibility and duty to support their local community. 3. BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua celebrates its 5th year anniversary in…

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BLUESMITHS Paddle Imua 2016 + SIC Maui

1.Can you explain the mission behind SIC Maui? Five Star Performance is our commitment to the SIC experience on and off the water. Five-star performance means best-in-class products, service and technology. It touches everything we do. Whether you are chasing podiums, looking to achieve your personal best or just want to have a better day on the water; SIC is committed to delivering the best that paddling can offer, for any condition, discipline and for paddlers of every ability level. We mark our time at SIC by the ability to look back on our accomplishments and our desire to shape…

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Bluesmiths Paddle Imua 2016 + Title Sponsor

Can you explain the mission behind BLUESMITHS Crafted Waterwear? Bluesmiths is all about building better gear for what we do. Our lives revolve in and around the ocean and we design and build clothing that makes that experience even better. We source the finest fabrics and technologies in the world, test them to near exhaustion here in Maui, and then tailor them into the best fitting gear we possibly can. We work with the best mills, factories and technology partners to bring new apparel concepts to water sports. We are lucky enough to work with some of the best athletes…

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