Black Pot donates to community

KILAUEA — After spending almost a decade on the Garden Isle, Princeville resident Jesse Odell wanted to give back to the community.

“We want to support kids, sports, education and arts,” said Odell, owner of Black Pot, a local T-shirt company. “That’s been the goal from the very beginning.”

Odell recently donated $500 to the Kapaa High School art department to conceive a sketch and paint a mural sometime during the new school year.

“Murals can serve as important public artworks that reflect ideas and themes in a given community of creators,” said Vanessa Owens, an art teacher at Kapaa High School.

That’s not the only cause Black Pot supported.

Before launching the company, Odell and his family spent about $500 on trophies for the Kauai Youth Football program’s banquet.

“Sports in general for us has been a big deal, particularly for my son,” Odell said.

Having high school students do the artwork for one of Black Pot’s designs is one of Odell’s visions.

“We feel very honored that Jesse decided to donate to our art department in order to enable the students’ creative pursuits,” Owens said.


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