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New Football Scoreboard Fundraiser

FMHMSF News Release

 

#18 John Michael Mokiao Duvachelle will be the Senior QB next season. Photo by Rick Schonely.

The Friends of Molokai High and Middle Schools Foundation (FMHMSF) would like to get our newly crowned MIL Champions Farmer Football team a new scoreboard. Total cost for this scoreboard is about $13,000 with shipping included. With installation and other incidental costs, the total cost to complete this project would be closer to $15,000.

Although it would have been nice to just pay for, then donate a scoreboard to our Athletic Department, the Friends Foundation is not in a financial position to do so, at least not for the entire amount. So Molokai, the foundation needs your help

According to Ron Kimball, FMHMSF treasurer, getting a new scoreboard for the football team had been a priority for new Athletic Director Lee DeRouin. However, with our Athletic Department barely able to get our Molokai athletes to league and state tournament games, a scoreboard had been out of the question.

The Friends board of directors discussed getting a new scoreboard for the football team at the start of the Foundations fiscal year in July 2015. However, with the generous gift from the Mikami family earmarked for the purchase of a new bus for our Athlete teams, the Foundation stepped in to provide the necessary funds needed to complete the purchase of the bus. This set the foundation back a bit and the scoreboard went on the back burner.

#18 Mokiao Duvachelle led the Farmers to the 2015 MIL DII Championship. Photo by Rick Schonely.

At a Friends board meeting held on Feb. 4, the scoreboard purchase was back on the agenda. The Friends board agreed to match community donations, dollar for dollar, up to the amount needed to purchase the scoreboard.

So Molokai, if you enjoy Farmer football, Farmer athletics, and want to be a part of Farmer Nation, this is your opportunity to do so. If the community donates $8,500, the Friends Foundation will match it and the scoreboard can be purchased and installed. In order to get this scoreboard here and running in time for the new football season, we need to meet our fundraising goal by May 31 of this year.

FMHMSF  is a 501 c 3 nonprofit charitable organization. All donations made to the foundation are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. The Friends Foundation is accepting any and all donations earmarked for the scoreboard. Donations can be made in any amount. Donors will receive a Charitable Contribution receipt/acknowledgement that can be used for tax purposes.

Head Coach Mike Kahale gets soaked by his players after beating Seabury at War Memorial Stadium in 2015. Photo by Rick Schonely.

Checks can be made out to “Friends of MHMS Foundation” and note at the bottom of your check, “Football Scoreboard.” Donations can be mailed to Friends of MHMS Foundation, P.O. Box 1618, Kaunakakai, HI 96748.

If anyone has questions or concerns about this fundraising campaign, you can bring them to Treasurer Ron Kimball at 553-3530.

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