Alexander and Baldwin, Inc. recently awarded a $2,500 grant to Kihei Canoe Club in support of its adaptive paddling program.
The program, which offers adaptive outrigger paddling for the physically and mentally challenged, takes place the third Monday of each month. It was developed by Kihei Canoe Club President Kimokeo Kapahulehua and club member Dottie Nykaza. The program is supported by a team of volunteers. The public is welcome.
"The Alexander Baldwin Foundation is a crucial community supporter of our initiative," said Nykaza. "Their generous donation will help Kihei Canoe Club provide specially designed canoes accessible to all, outrigger handicapped chair-seats, safety belts, special life jackets, paddles and beach-access mats."
Adaptive paddlers Aimee Bellard (left) and Emilio Mark pose with Kihei Canoe Club President Kimokeo Kapahulehua as they prepare for a paddling session during the club’s monthly adaptive paddling program. The program recently received a $2,500 grant from Alexander & Baldwin Inc.
DORINDA GILES photo
For more information, call Nykaza at 879-5505.