100 Holes of Golf – one of Maui’s most successful fundraisers & most unknown ultra-distance sporting events on Maui took place at the Wailea Blue Golf course on Saturday, May 28. This was the 45th time it has been played and it has raised over a million dollars for Ka Lima O Maui. On Saturday, 18 determined and generous guys played golf from 5 am to 7 pm to help Ka Lima O Maui, one of Maui’s oldest non-profits. Led by Larry Stubblefield, there is no shortage of heroes in this group who play to help people with disabilities that live and work on Maui. This will be Larry’s 40th year participating in it and the 39th time he has organized it. Not to be overlooked were David Robinson who completed his 30th year of doing 100 Holes and Dale Madden who complete his 20th year of 100 Holes. Dale,
Ka Lima O Maui is canceling our 15th Annual Golf Fundraiser set for Saturday, February 26 at The Dunes at Maui Lani. We regret any inconvenience! For information, call 808 244-5502 or email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you in February 2023.
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19, Ka Lima O Maui was unable again this year to have our Annual Board Meeting/Thanksgiving Luncheon. We look forward to carrying on that tradition next year. Meanwhile, our 2nd Thanksgiving Drive-Thru was a Big Success! Mahalo to Dani’s Catering, Esther, and all the staff who worked so hard to make sure it worked out so great. HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Since the Annual Charity Walk is going Virtual this year, Ka Lima O Maui decided to have a short, informal walk around Keopuolani Park as the focal point to raise money for this great event that helps so many non-profits on Maui. We had great participation from all of the ohana, Ka Lima workers did their full shift and then came to walk, some still in their work boots. The Waiver Program participants used the walk as another exercise time and then sat in the shade and picnicked afterward. Other staff made sandwiches, staff crosswalks, and cheered on the great effort made by everyone. The unique t-shirt design was created by Sarah McGowan.
Ka Lima O Maui has been working with Source America to develop a new tool for persons with the use of only one hand to independently put on a safety glove. Called “Glove Assist”, the tool allows the person to attached the glove to the “Glove Assist”. Once attached, the person places their hand into the now partially open glove. They then reverse out of the tool with the glove securely and fully on their hand. Andrian, a worker with Ka Lima O Maui Custodian Department, demonstrated and was filmed by Source America using the “Glove Assist”. Special Mahalo also to Dan Honma, Director of Operations, who coordinated Ka Lima’s role in the project. Andrian lost the use of his left hand after a stroke. He was complimentary of the new tool and discussed the other versions of the tool developed earlier. For people like Andrian the “Glove Assist” is
We had many concerns how we would get Ka Lima O Maui’s participants vaccinated since so many do not have email addresses to register nor could they drive to appointments. Up stepped Mauliola Pharmacy, a new pharmacy at the Cameron Center, who set up special vaccine days for our clients. Mahalo Nui Loa to Mauliola Pharmacy – you made a difference!!!
Every year at our Annual Meeting, we give out awards to our own participants as well as community supporters who have done a terrific job for us in the previous year! Unfortunately, we were not able to have our Annual Meeting this time because of Covid-19. Still, we want to recognize the people and community supporters who have gone beyond just being workers or participants or contacts and have made a major difference for Ka Lima O Maui in the past year. We appreciate all of our partners and participants and thank each and every one of you for all that you do for Ka Lima O Maui.
Every year for the past 16 years, Aaron Placourakis of Tri-Star Restaurants has hosted the clients and workers of Ka Lima O Maui for a great Christmas Luncheon. This year, in spite of Covid-19, he still made Christmas very special for the Ka Lima Ohana. Sadly, Sarento’s on the Beach, which was the venue all of those previous years, is now closed. Still, in spite of these challenges, Aaron kept his commitment alive by having the staff of Manoli’s Pizza Company and Nick’s Fishmarket prepared lunches to go for over 100 Ka Lima O Maui clients and workers. So again this year, for the 17th straight year, all of the Ka Lima guys enjoyed a great Christmas Grab and Go luncheon thanks to Aaron and his great staff. Mahalo to Aaron Placourakis, and the staff of Manoli’s Pizza Company, and Nick’s Fishmarket for this awesome Christmas gift to Ka Lima