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.

The Vision

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
Shirley Swinney

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
HMSA Foundation
The Estate of James Cunningham
McInerny Foundation
Jim Schuler Family Foundation

BELIEVERS ($50,000 – $99,999)

The James Campbell Company
Par Hawaiʻi
First Hawaiian Bank
Faye and Dexter Mar in Honor of Zachary
Dr. L.A. Siebert
HEI Charitable Foundation
Strong Foundation

LEADERS ($10,000 – $49,999)

Alexander and Baldwin Foundation
Bank of Hawai‘i
Nancy Bottelo
Clint and Suzy Churchill
Howard and Audrey Karr
Matson Navigation Foundation
Kelvin Shigemura
Dr. Susan Stewart and Dr. Dennis Rowe
Eleanor Tyau Trust
Barry Whitfield
Luke Yeh

SUPPORTERS ($1,000 – $9,999)

Todd Apo
Keith Asato
Central Pacific Bank Foundation
Jade Ching
Kam Chun
Chris Dey
Disney Worldwide Services
Patrick Hartnett
Hung Wo and Elizabeth Ching Foundation
Gwen Kagihara
Kurt Kendro
Serge Krivatsy
Murray and Karri Lee
Pete Luke
John Matheson
John Robinette
Barry Shain
Susan Siebert
Morrie Stoebner
Bob Sumitomo
Garrett Taira
Walk the Talk Fund of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation
Craig Washofsky
Tom Weber
Dr. Billy Wilson
Ronald “Buzz” Wo

FRIENDS AND FANS ($1 – $999)

Bruce Bachle
Mike Betz
Dan Epstein
Dr. Joe Grote
Jeff Higashi
Dwight and Ann Kealoha
Cory Kubota
Dennis Maher
Michael Matsushima II DDS
James Moniz
Nip Ho 
J. Stephen Street
Shirley Swinney

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