LIHUE — The Kauai North Shore Community Foundation has selected five North Shore organizations as recipients of its 2017 Fit Fund grants, which total $10,000.
One $2,000 grant will be awarded each month to one of the Fit Fund Five, now through June. The Fit Fund Five are nonprofits with a specific project focused on strengthening health and fitness in the community.
The grant to the Hanalei Hawaiian Civic Club will support the Hanalei Canoe Club’s Ha‘ena to Hanalei Run scheduled in June.
The Hanalei School Foundation will use its grant to purchase athletic equipment.
The grant for the new ‘Aina Ho‘okupu O Kilauea (Kilauea Agricultural Park) will support the first Kilauea Food Fest event this year.
The Rotary Club of Hanalei Bay Foundation will use its grant to purchase an automated external defibrillator (AED) for a North Shore location to be determined.
Anaina Hou Community Park will use its grant to upgrade its skate ramps, which are used by the general public and over 70 youths in the Anaina Hou Skate Club.
The Fit Fund is funded by proceeds of the Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, a fun, free family event that features an obstacle course competition. Last year’s event drew hundreds of participants and spectators of all ages, both locals and visitors.
The 2017 Ohana Fit Fest will be the fourth edition of this annual event, and is scheduled on July 22. As in previous years, the event will take place at Waioli Beach Park, also known as Pinetrees, on Hanalei Bay.