Not only did certain students at Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School design, sell spaces on and otherwise promote their Kauaiopoly board-game fund-raiser, they also delivered copies of the games to sponsors and other supporters, their teacher, Leah Aiwohi, said in a press release.
“The sales of the games were a hit. We are sold out,” she said.
Businesses whose owners and operators sponsored advertising spaces on the game board include Kauai Economic Development Board, Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce, Kaua’i Visitors Bureau, Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union, Kauai Producers, Ltd., Tad Miura Sr., Dr. Michael Oride, County Council-woman JoAnn A. Yukimura, Esaki Surveying & Mapping, Inc., Kodani and Associates, Inspiration magazine, Kikialoa Land Co., Waimea Plantation Cottages, Waimea Plantation Village, Big Save, Inc., Sheraton Kauai Resort, Kawailoa Development, ResortQuest Hawaii, Dr. Maria Briones, Sign & Print Machine, Frantastic Coffee, Princeville Resort, Princeville at Hanalei, Oceanfront Realty, Maryanne Kusaka, First Hawaiian Bank, Cold Stone Creamery, Lihue Barbecue Inn, The Garden Island, the Blond Boys band, FM97, Pahio Resorts, King Auto Center, Century 21 All Islands Koloa office, Poipu Bay Golf Course, and Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.
“Our Kauaiopoly game was a CKMS EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) class project involving all the students from beginning to end,” Aiwohi explained.
The students, in grades six to eight, assisted with the solicitation of business sponsors.
“They also contributed ideas and designs that were used in the creation of our box top and game board and, utilizing their talents with graphic design, the students also helped some businesses with their logos,” she continued.
“The students participated in our project’s media campaign, recording radio advertising, and submitting promotional articles to our school newsletter,” said Aiwohi.