HARLEM AMBASSADORS TOUR IS COMING YOUR WAY
Hoops and hijinks are coming to Lihue on May 17, 2014 when our very own local challengers, the Kaua'i All-Stars, take on the Harlem Ambassadors in a comedy basketball show the whole family will enjoy. The show starts at 2pm and 7pm at Kauai High School Gym.
Proceeds from this event will support leadership development programs and scholarships.
benefitLeadership Kaua'i, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure a source of qualified leaders for Kaua'i's future.
"Leadership in sports is one of the finest role models for our youth. Individuals gain physical strength, self-confidence self-esteem along with team-building, communication and collaboration skills. We anticipate sold out shows as many people are looking forward to this opportunity to support leadership development and enjoy this exciting basketball show fit for the whole family," said Char Ravelo, Leadership Kaua'i's Executive Director.
The Harlem Ambassadors offer a unique brand of Harlem-style basketball, featuring high-flying slam dunks, dazzling ball-handling tricks, hilarious comedy routines, music, dancing and games for the kids.
“At our shows, we want the kids to know that they’re part of our team too,” Coach Ladè Majic said. “We invite as many kids as we can to come sit on the bench, have a front row seat during the show, and get involved in all of the fun stuff we do.”
"County of Kaua'i Parks and Recreation Department Director Lenny Rapozo scoured the region for skilled – and sometimes unskilled – players to take on the powerful Ambassadors, Come to the game and cheer on our enthusiastic local talent including our own Mayor Bernard Carvalho and other islandcelebrities," Ravelo said.
The Harlem Ambassadors have performed more than 2,400 professional comedy basketball games as fundraising and community entertainment events for non-profit organizations, the U.S. military and community service groups since 1998. These events have helped raise over $9 million for communities in 50 states and 20 countries. The Ambassadors have appeared at Pearl Harbor, Bosnia, Kosovo, Sarejevo, Korea, Japan, the Marshall Islands, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Georgia, Mexico, Germany, England and Canada. Visit www.harlemambassadors.com to learn more about the company's history and current tour.
“We're proud to give communities quality family entertainment that parents, grandparents and kids can enjoy together and create memories that last a lifetime,” Harlem Ambassadors president Dale Moss said. "Every Harlem Ambassadors game is one-of-a-kind because the Ambassadors play against local competitors. It's a night filled with laughter, comedy and slam dunks, all to benefit the local community."
Tickets are on sale at KMART, Vicky's Fabrics Kapaa, online at BrownPaperTickets.com-Harlem Ambassadors on Kauai, and at our office. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 808-246-8727. The event is sponsored by County of Kauai and the Aston Aloha Beach Resort.
Friday, June 21 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at the historic Waimea Theater.
Learn about their Community Projects and hear a message from Mayor Carvalho.
Heavy pupus provided by Wrangler's Steakhouse.
$10/person (No charge for Keiki 12 and under)
PLEASE RSVP by June 19th.
651-5744 or 246-8727 or email Sherri@leadershipkauai.org.
We hope to see you there!
"Let Us Lead" Luncheon - Sunday, April 28With big Mahalos to Princess Cruises, we are once again able to host an incredible luncheon and afternoon aboard the Sea Princess while it is docked in Nawiliwili from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Sunday, April 28!
Please note - We must provide proper ID to Princess Cruises by April 14, so don't delay!
Call Sherri Patrick at (808) 651-5744 or email her at Sherri@leadershipkauai.org for tickets today!
MAHALO NUI LOA to everyone who provided us with the opportunity to raise funds for Leadership Kauaʻi at this past weekendʻs Wellness Expo!
Thank you so much to Char Ravelo & Fran Becker (Wellness Expo coordinators), our alumni and supporters who donated food/supplies and a special note of gratitude to Brenda Jose, Keith Yap, Lana Spencer, Ed Sancious, Royce Kawabata, Mark Hubbard and Tom Lodico for giving your time and talents to feed the masses which in turn feeds our youth and adult program!
Aloha LK Alumni and Ohana!
We are excited to be participating in the upcoming Wellness Expo and need your kokua!
Alumni Brenda Jose and Keith Yap have graciously volunteered to operate the food booth at the Expo on behalf of Leadership Kaua`i. This will be a fun activity that will help us raise some much-needed funds! Here's how you can help:
1) Donate one or more of the following items:
2) Volunteer your time to help set-up and to help during the event at the Kaua`i Memorial Convention Hall:
Friday, February 8th
4p - 7p Set-up and Prep
Saturday, February 9th
7:30a - 11:00a
11:00a - 2:30p
2:30p - 6p
Sunday, February 10th
7:30a - 11:00a
11:00a - 2:30p
2:30p - 6p
For more information, or to offer your kokua, please contact Brenda Jose via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
This was the first community service project from our 2012 Pi'ina Hoku Youth Class! As a group, they decided they wanted to help introduce various sports activities to our island keiki (ages 4 - 13) who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Please see the flyer below for details. The event was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Mahalo to the entire 2012 Adult and Pi'ina Hoku Class, and the staff & alumni who showed up to help!
We also extend a HUGE MAHALO to Daniel Hamada and the staff & faculty at Kapa'a High School for making their facilities available for this effort!
Our new adult class of leaders for 2013 completed an 8-hour Orientation on August 31st in Hanapēpē. Our students come from Kapaʻa to Kekaha with a wide range of background and experiences. We ended our day by participating in our islandʻs unique cultural practice of harvesting paʻakai (salt)! Mahalo to Aunty Millie Wellington of the Kauaʻi Philippine Cultural Center and Thomas Nizo of the Kapahu ʻOhana for sharing your manaʻo and resources with us!
Our next session is scheduled for September 14th and 15th at Hui o Lakaʻs CCC Camp in Kōkeʻe for more team building, an introduction to Kouzes and Posnerʻs 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership and selecting a community project to work on together for the next 9 months.
Here's our awesome 2013 Adult Class...
Front Row (L-R): Stephen Tangalin (Network Specialist); Thomas Nizo - Alumni LK Class of 2010; Pua Chin (Executive Administrator); Sean Texeira (Executive Protocol Officer); John Jensen (Seeds Processing Manager).
Middle Row (L-R): Melissa McFerrin (Executive Administrator/Festival Coordinator); Kalawaiʻa Lee (Program Specialist III); Amanda Gregg (Writer/Journalist); Gabriel Legacy (Community Representative); Royce Kawabata (Project Specialist)
Third Row: (L-R): Jonathan Kalk (Institutional Researcher); Dennis Rowley (Range Complex Sustainment Coordinator)
Friday, June 15, 10AM - 1PM
Come join our 2012 Adult class in celebrating their graduation and community project accomplishments!
FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Henk Rogers, Founder & Chairman
Blue Planet Foundation
The ceremony including community service project presentations begins promptly at 10AM. Keynote at 12 noon.
Luncheon* at 12:30.
SORRY - Our deadline for purchasing a lunch ticket is now passed. However, please consider joining us for the ceremony portion, including keynote speaker, from 10AM - 12:30. (Only $10 at the door - lunch NOT included)
Mahalo to everyone who attended our first-ever Ho`okanaka Awards Ceremony on May 5! In front of a crowd of more than 200 people, we honored 29 nominees submitted from around Kaua`i, and presented 5 Adult and 5 Youth Awards. Attendees of the event were also treated to a great buffet dinner and entertainment throughout the evening by Na Hoapapa, Paul Togioka, Tommy & Malia Tokioka, the Halau Ka Lei Mokihana, Puni Patrick, and a rockin' finishing set by Kanihou. Mahalo to all the entertainers and volunteers who donated their time to help us celebrate! For more detailed information on the awards process and to see the complete list of winners, please click here.
You can also see more photos in our MidWeek Kaua`i article here.
Again, Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who helped make this event a success!
Remember, last year, Mayor Carvalho proclaimed the entire month of May as "Leadership on Kaua`i" month. Well... it wasn't just May 2012 - it was EVERY May!
This year, please help us continue the tradition by celebrating the wonderful leadership we find every day around our island community.
The 2nd Annual Ho`okanaka Award Nomination process is now open. The deadline to nominate someone is Monday, March 4 by 5pm HST.
Then... the Award Ceremony & Dinner will be Saturday, May 4 at the Kaua`i Beach Resort.
To download and submit a nomination form, and to buy your tickets to this once-a-year gala event, please visit http://thehookanakaawards.blogspot.com/.
We look forward to your participation!
Leadership Kaua'i is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to providing culturally based leadership programs, cultivating skilled and committed leaders to guide the people of Kaua‘i through sensitive social and economic challenges.