Currently, there is no sports facility in the state whose purpose is to serve individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Hawai‘i uses sports and fitness activities as a vehicle for building inclusive, welcoming communities.
By establishing a multi-purpose sports, education, fitness and wellness community in Kapolei, Special Olympics Hawai‘i will take an important step in providing accessible facilities to persons with intellectual disabilities, allowing them to showcase their abilities – many for the very first time.
Donors and Supporters
MAHALO TO OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN CABINET
Chair: Tom Brauer – The Campbell Company
Todd Apo – Howard Hughes Corporation
Serge Krivatsy – Niu Associates
Sam Moku – Hawaii Pacific University
VISIONARIES ($1,000,000 AND ABOVE)
State of Hawai‘i Grant In Aide
City & County of Honolulu – CDBG
HEROES ($100,000 – $999,999)
Atherton Family Foundation
The James and Abigail Campbell Family Foundation
Sam and Mary Castle Foundation
The Estate of James Cunningham
Jim Schuler Family Foundation
BELIEVERS ($50,000 – $99,999)
The James Campbell Company
First Hawaiian Bank
Faye and Dexter Mar in Honor of Zachary
Dr. L.A. Siebert
HEI Charitable Foundation
LEADERS ($10,000 – $49,999)
Alexander and Baldwin Foundation
Bank of Hawai‘i
Clint and Suzy Churchill
Howard and Audrey Karr
Matson Navigation Foundation
Dr. Susan Stewart and Dr. Dennis Rowe
Eleanor Tyau Trust
SUPPORTERS ($1,000 – $9,999)
Central Pacific Bank Foundation
Disney Worldwide Services
Hung Wo and Elizabeth Ching Foundation
Murray and Karri Lee
Walk the Talk Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation
Dr. Billy Wilson
Ronald “Buzz” Wo
FRIENDS AND FANS ($1 – $999)
Dr. Joe Grote
Dwight and Ann Kealoha
Michael Matsushima II DDS
J. Stephen Street
What People are Saying
Zoe Ann, my autistic and OCD daughter, went through the beginning of her life with tremendous difficulty. Every day was a challenge at school…there was no teacher that could make her life any easier and have control of her behavior. This continued from elementary, middle, and eventually on to high school.
The only time my wife and I have seen remarkable changes was when she became involved with Special Olympics. We realized that things drastically changed at home, and at school.
She became physically fit, and was responsible to get to sleeping on time, which led to better behavior. This became a positive outcome.
With this Special Olympics Hawaii Sports Complex, it will give her a place to be herself and a place to exercise out her daily struggles that many of these athletes experience.
This complex is so very much over due, with the intellectually disabled population growing every day. We, as parents, look for ways to better our child. I truly believe that Special Olympics is the reason Zoe Ann is now such a well behaved and very successful and productive athlete – as well as my precious daughter.
I give my heart to Special Olympics because they gave their hearts to Zoe Ann so she could be like everyone else, a productive human being.Nathan Horie – Parent