Aston Aloha Beach winner in KUW Olympic Challenge

The Aston Aloha Beach Resort and general manager Ray Blouin won a gold medal winner for the Kaua‘i United Way Olympic Challenge.

Lynette Medrano-Stine, Kaua‘i United Way campaign director and community liaison, said several Kaua‘i hotels participated in an Olympic-style challenge with  based on per capita employee Kaua‘i United Way 2011 campaign contributions.

The Outrigger Kiahuna Plantation Resort with Chris Gampon as manager earned the silver medal, followed by Milton Sgarbi and the St. Regis Princeville Resort earning the bronze medal.

“Kaua‘i hotels participating in the 2011 annual campaign contributed $53,577,” Medrano-Stine said.

“We are tremendously grateful to the management and staff of all Kaua‘i hotels, and especially to the Olympic Challenge winners for achieving successful campaigns.”

Winners of the Olympic Challenge receive certificates entitling them to food and beverage credits, room stays and other hotel rewards from participating hotels.

Other hotels participating in the Olympic Challenge include the Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages, Courtyard by Marriott at Coconut Beach, the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort and Spa, the Kaua‘i Beach Resort, the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort and Beach Club, Koa Kea Resort, Koloa Landing Wyndham Grand Resort and Sheraton Kaua‘i Resort .

Kaua‘i United Way is the island’s umbrella charitable organization where one contribution helps numerous organizations on the island.

Visit or call 245-2043 for more information.


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