FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 16, 2018
Erin Fogg, (831) 515-6403
Na Wahine O Kalani Press Contact
Na Wahine O Kalani to Fund Opportunity for Hawai’i’s Girl Athletes with Support from Roy’s and Tamura’s
MAUI, HI – Today marks the debut of a new nonprofit scholarship fund, founded to support the spirit and success of Hawai’i’s emerging female athletes ages 12-18 who compete in any athletic medium.
“We have the most incredible young athletes all across the Islands, but most lack access to so many of the opportunities that are taken for granted by young athletes on the Mainland,” said Ashleigh Hutchison, founder of Mana Wines and the new Na Wahine O Kalani nonprofit. “Through Na Wahine O Kalani, we hope to ignite their dreams by offering the financial support they need, and assembling an ‘ohana of athletic role models and partners who will expand these girls’ visions of the their own limitless potential.”
Mana Wine’s Mana Na Wahine label, created exclusively for the purpose of funding Na Wahine O Kalani’s youth scholarships, will become available for the first time this month with a Sauvignon Blanc and Red Blend. The organization’s debut partnership with Roy’sand Tamura’s will make funds immediately available to athletes who are invited to apply for funding at nawahineokalani.org. Na Wahine O Kalani aims to give away at least $20,000 in scholarships by early Fall 2018.
“We are proud to be a part of the launch of Mana Wine’s Mana Na Wahine scholarship fund,” said Roy Yamaguchi. “We are honored to be able to help these outstanding young female athletes achieve their dreams by sharing the Mana Na Wahine special label wines with our guests at our Eating House 1849 restaurants on Kauai and Oahu.”
A limited quantity of Mana Na Wahine wines are also available through a partnership with Tamura’s retail Island-wide.
Tamura’s is excited to introduce the Mana Na Wahine brand to our communities across the Islands. The markets were founded to provide great value to neighbors and friends, with this partnership they are continuing their commitment to nurture ‘ohana and support the next generation of Hawai’ian leaders.
Na Wahine O Kalani will celebrate the organization’s launch and further expand the scholarship fund through a charity golf tournament at Ka’anapali Golf Resort on Maui on June 6, 2018. Registration and sponsorship information will be available through the organization’s website.
Learn more and get involved at nawahineokalani.org.
Na Wahine O Kalani is a nonprofit scholarship fund exclusively dedicated to empowering young and emerging female athletes of Hawaii who complete in any athletic medium.
Funds to support our scholarships come primarily from the net sales profits of Mana Wine’s Mana Na Wahine label, a project of Industry Outlaw. Learn more about Mana Na Wahine wines here.
Young women of Hawaii who are between the developmental ages of 12 -18 years of age are invited to apply for sports scholarships with the hopes we can provide them the ability to take their athletic talent to the next level of competition in all aspects of their life.
Roy Yamaguchi is a James Beard Award winning American chef, restaurateur, and media personality who took the memories of his childhood – growing up on an American military base in Japan, his father’s Hawaii roots and his training in classic French cuisine to create his own, uniquely personal style of modern Hawaii Inspired cuisine.
He is the chef and founder of Roy’s Restaurants, Roy’s Beach House, Eating House 1849, Humble Market Kitchin and Asian Market Kitchen.
As the co-founder of Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival, Roy Yamaguchi continues to push for greater sustainability in the Hawaiian Islands to ensure a sustainable future for our children and our children’s children. The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival spans across Hawai‘i Island, Maui, and Oahu showcasing state’s local farmers, fishermen, and ranchers. Featuring wine tastings, cooking demonstrations, one-of-a-kind excursions and exclusive dining opportunities with dishes highlighting the Hawaiian Islands bounty.
Herbert Tamura and his son Glenn, decided to venture out from the original family company (Tamura Super Market) and start their own establishment. In 1995, Tamura Enterprises, Inc. was formed, operating a liquor division and grocery store. Today, Tamura Enterprises, Inc. has grown to include multiple fine wine and liquor stores on Oahu and Maui along with Tamura’s Market which maintains a commitment to low prices and high quality produce.And as the Company continues to grow with the addition of more stores , a restaurant and bars along with a catering company and commercial kitchen, the Tamura’s vision is still very much true to Makitaro Tamura’s promise made generations ago. We are firmly committed to provide to our loyal customers everyday low pricing and the highest quality.