Football’s future on Molokai is bright. It is the second year of a three-year plan to becoming an MIL sanctioned sport and to officially be a part of the Molokai High School (MHS) athletics. The current football team operates independently from the high school and all funds for equipment and travel are from generous donations, marketing and public relations and fundraising. It can be a huge endeavor, but things are looking up! This year the team will don new uniforms and helmets, dressed in proper Molokai Farmer green.
The team is still in need of helmets so we are continuing our helmet drive. We need to raise money for five more helmets. Each helmet is $200. If you would like to invest in the lives of these young men and the future of football on Molokai please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or get further information by visiting the Molokai High Farmers Football Facebook page. Football T-shirts and car decals are selling fast. Get yours and help spread the word about Molokai’s football future and advertise by wearing your T-shirt off-island. In addition, be on the look-out for Krispy Kreme tickets sold by the athletes in the next few weeks to help cover travel costs.
Mahalo to the following for their financial support: Kevin Misaki, Kekama Helm and QLCC, Glenn Izawa & Karen Holt with Friendly Isle United Fund, Larry and Barbara Helm and the families of Flight 1712 the Halia Aloha Scholarship Fund, Sam and Drigette Pedro, Kory Toyozaki, and Dolphin and Karen Pawn. Mahalo to Carl Brito and MYSL for the 20-foot container and coach Kale Ane of Punahou High School for equipment. Thank you to Zach Helm and the county crew for lining the field. Also a big mahalo to coaches Kaleo Puaa, Desmund Manaba, Hano Naehu, and Kyle Giffen, for volunteering your time and pouring your heart into the lives of these young men. Mahalo to the athletes for sticking it out every day at practice and for working hard in school. It will pay off someday. Remember, you are a part of making history. And mahalo to the parents for supporting your child and the future of football on Molokai. And finally to my wife Nichol – your unending support and tireless work behind the scenes is what really makes this thing happen and helps me stay on the right track.
Mark your calendars and support the Molokai football athletes at their season games on Saturdays. Here is the schedule:
First game @ home vs. Seabury, Sept. 17
Second game @ St. Anthony, Oct. 1
Third game @ Seabury Oct. 15
Fourth game @ home vs. St. Anthony, Oct. 22
Mahalo Molokai. Keep positive, and help us stay true to our team slogan and chant: “Wiwo`ole – Fearless, Kupono – Disciplined and Lokahi-Unity.”
MHS Club Football Head Coach