Awesome Foundation Oahu has chosen our second grant winner! We are proud to announce that Aloha Beach Volleyball is our $1,000 winner!!! Rod Suzumoto, Diana McKibbin and Chase Suzumoto have joined forces to create Aloha Beach Volleyball.
In January of 2012 Aloha Beach Volleyball started as a program to provide a sustainable physical fitness program using beach volleyball as one of their activities for children to fight childhood obesity and other health related concerns for the Leeward Communities at Maili Beach Park.
Their team of volunteer coaches and parents have created a program that strives to make it fun to learn while exercising. We agreed that their idea was AWESOME, because they do not charge to participate in their events! Yes, their events are FREE. They have players from 3 to adult at their events learning basic volleyball skills and physical fitness activities by completing obstacle courses. Some of our Trustees hope to attend an event where they plan to schedule Parent/Child, Grandparent/Grandchild, Brother/Sister, etc. volleyball tournaments (no score/time limit) to create family participation and getting everyone exercising at beautiful Maili Beach Park.
We were encouraged that they were working closely with Kevin Wong (USA Volleyball), Scott Wong (UH Wahine Beach Volleyball), and Aloha Region Juniors to be able to provide additional training so their players can advance in their skill level.
Their vision is to provide children positive choices and have them realize the consequences of negative choices by partnering with DARE and the Hawaii Meth Project.
Our $1,000 will go to fund volleyball nets, volleyballs, and additional equipment. Their last event, which is advertised only by word of mouth, had over 50 players.
Congratulations to Aloha Beach Volleyball!!!
Funded by Oahu, HI (May 2012)