Foundation donates for keiki fitness

HANALEI — Through its Fit Fund Grant, the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation recently presented a $2,000 donation to the Hanalei School Foundation. The Foundation’s Fit Fund is giving a total of $10,000 in grants this year, to five North Shore nonprofit organizations.

The Hanalei School Foundation will use its grant to purchase athletic equipment.

“Young kids who participate in sports grow up to be healthier physically, mentally and emotionally,” said Nick Beck, president of the Hanalei School Foundation.

“Unfortunately, funding for school athletics has been slashed through the years. This Foundation grant will help us to keep those much-needed programs,” he added.

The Fit Fund is funded by proceeds of the Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health, a free family event that features an obstacle course competition.

“Our event reminds all of us that you can have fun and be healthy at the same time,” said Ken Rosenthal, a board member for the Kauai North Shore Community Foundation and its Health & Wellness Committee chair.

The 2017 Ohana Fit Fest presented by Wilcox Health is scheduled on Saturday, July 22, at Waioli Beach Park, also known as Pine Trees on Hanalei Bay.

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