Huaka'i Makai: A Fundraiser For Ahupua'a Health


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Sat Nov 05, 2016, 07:00 AM - 01:00 PM


526 Kawailoa Rd.Kailua Beach ParkKailua, HI 96734


Volunteers! We need help coordinating and running a festive Ocean Race Fundraiser on Kailua Bay Saturday November 5, 2016! to help raise funds for ocean health and watershed restoration.
We also have a portion of this fundraiser on Mauka side, Farm to Fork dinner at Kualoa Ranch on Saturday September 17, 2016 Volunteer are also needed for that date! For details on this event look at our website:

Hui o Ko'olaupoko (HOK) is excited to announce the launch of our 2016 Makai to Mauka Annual Fundraiser. This year’s fundraiser includes two events that reflect HOK’s mission of: protecting ocean health by restoring the aina: mauka to makai. We hope you will join us in making our 21st anniversary fundraiser a huge success.

The first event, Huaka'i Mauka (journey to the mountains), takes place on Saturday, September 17 th on the beautiful grounds of Kualoa Ranch. This mauka event includes an elegant evening on the ranch featuring tours and libations at HOK’s Hakipu'u Stream Restoration site, followed by a farm to fork dinner prepared by Hawaii’s favorite chefs. In addition, the evening will feature live music, beer and wine, a dessert bar and a robust silent auction.

The second event, Huaka'i Makai (journey to the ocean), takes place on Saturday, November 5 th 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.

Funds raised from these events will be used for on-going restoration project maintenance and engaging community members in volunteer activities in Ko'olaupoko. These two events will bring together a cross-section of our volunteers, supporters and project partners.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including:

Huaka’i Mauka 9/17/2016

  • Décor Set up
  • Décor Break Down
  • Auction Setup
  • Auction Cashiers
  • Chef Assistants
  • Photographers
  • Videographer
  • Registration
  • Information Services / Table Escort
  • Bartenders/servers
  • A/V Assistance
  • HOK Information Booth

Huaka’i Makai 11/5/2016

  • Registration Assistants730am-930am
  • Timer assistant 930am-1pm
  • Awards assistant 930am-1pm
  • Boat holders at finish line 930-1pm
  • Photographers
  • Videographer
  • Publicity
  • Poster Distribution
  • Floater/random tasks
  • HOK Information Booth
  • Nurse/first aid station

For more information on either event please visit


  • Advertising
  • Fundraising
  • EMT
  • Food Service
  • Community Outreach
  • Water Recreation

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
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