Molokai Receives Donation to Athletic Department
Athletic budget cuts have hit schools hard around the state, but for the neighbor island schools of Molokai and Lanai, it means traveling to off-island league games will be nearly impossible. Much of the athletic budgets of these schools go toward travel costs, according to Molokai High School Athletic Director Camie Kimball. But help is on its way.
Keith Amemiya, Executive Eirector of Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA), announced Tuesday he and his wife, Bonny, have made a personal donation of $20,000 to help the athletic departments of Molokai and Lanai high schools', according to the Maui News.
''As the HHSAA executive director, I feel an obligation to do as much as I can to support our high school athletic programs,'' Keith Amemiya said. ''Even if it means donating from our personal funds.”
''I'm quite certain most people don't realize what it takes to travel and complete just their regular season,'' he said of Molokai and Lanai.
How the funding will be divided between the schools has not yet been decided.