K-PAL receives donation from HPF

  • Photo Courtesy of K-PAL

    The Kaua‘i Police Activities League receives a check for $22,000 in late September from the Honolulu Professionals Foundation. From left: Matthew Shido, Lance Okasaki, Doug Shimokawa, Bradley Shinagawa, Shane Chan, James Odan, and Kellyn Tanaka.

LIHUE — The Kauai Police Activities League received a check for $22,000 in late September from the Honolulu Professionals Foundation.

“We are very grateful to the Honolulu Professionals Foundation for selecting K-PAL as its first neighbor island benefactor to receive this generous donation,” said Kauai Police Chief Todd Raybuck. “These funds will help us immensely in our goal to provide positive opportunities and role models for our youth by engaging them in activities outside of school.”

Every year, HPF hosts their “Party 4 A Purpose” event, where members statewide donate and raise funds for a selected non-profit organization. This year, HPF selected K-PAL and the Hawaii Home Owners Association as equal benefactors.

The $22,000 donation from HPF will go towards purchasing equipment for K-PAL’s various youth activities, and will help to cover referee fees and registration waivers for participants in financial need.

K-PAL is a nonprofit coordinated by the Kauai Police Department, offering islandwide programs to about 1,000 youth ages 5 to 18. Its goal is to encourage good behavior, a healthy lifestyle, deter youth from illegal drugs and crime, and help them reach their full potential. It also seeks to strengthen police-community relations.

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