Hui o Koʻolaupoko (HOK) is excited to announce the launch of our 2014 Makai to Mauka Fundraiser. This year's fundraiser includes two events that reflect HOK's mission of: protecting ocean health by restoring the ʻāina: mauka to makai.
The first event, Huakaʻi Makai (journey to the ocean), takes place on Sunday, November 2nd on Kailua Bay. This makai event includes a race for ocean enthusiasts in the categories of swimming, outrigger paddling and stand-up paddle boarding, choosing from three different courses in Kailua Bay. This event is a partnership with Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks and Kanaka Ikaika and aims to raise awareness about HOK's efforts to protect ocean health.
The second event, Huakaʻi Mauka (journey to the mountains), takes place on Saturday, November 8th on the beautiful grounds of Kualoa Ranch. This mauka event includes an elegant evening on the ranch featuring a cocktail hour with pupu's by Sweet Home Waimanalo and jeep tours to view HOK's Hakipuʻu Stream Restoration Project. The festivities will be followed by a farm to fork dinner collaboration by Chef Mark "Gooch" Noguchi of Pili Group, Chef John Memering of Cactus and Chef Kealoha Domingo of NuiKealoha. In addition, the evening will feature live music from Keauhou, an open beer and wine bar, a dessert bar and a robust silent auction.
We hope you will join us in making our inaugural fundraiser a huge success.
For Huakaʻi Makai race entries, Huakaʻi Mauka dinner tickets, and event sponsorship opportunities visit the
Hui o Ko'olaupoko website.
The mission of Hui o Ko`olaupoko is to protect ocean health by restoring the `aina: mauka to makai. This is done in partnership with stakeholders including interested citizens, non-governmental organizations, government, educational institutions and businesses while using and focusing on sound ecological principles, community input, and cultural heritage.