Charity walk raises, distributes nearly $500,000

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Claudia Dowdy of the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa, left, and Samira Siale of the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i chapter, second from left, present representatives of the top fundraising resorts from the 2022 Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk, on Wednesday during the walk allocation breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    From left, Claudia Dowdy of the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa and the 2022 Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk chair, Marc Walz of the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas and the Hawai‘i Lodging and Tourism Association Kaua‘i president, and Samira Siale, the HLTA Kaua‘i executive director, get ready to start the walk allocation breakfast program on Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i Executive Director Samira Siale, at microphone, gets help from Claudia Dowdy of the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa, the Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk 2022 chair, in announcing the nonprofit organizations that receive funding, presented by Marc Walz, the general manager of The Westin at Princeville Ocean Resort Villas and HLTA Kaua‘i president, front second from right, and Darin Tann of Keoki’s Paradise, right, who was named the 2023 walk chair, on Wednesday during the walk allocation breakfast at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Leaders of the Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk present the leading nonprofit fundraisers for the 2022 event that was held in August starting and ending at the Vidinha Stadium athletic fields and raised more than $450,000.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Representatives of beneficiary local nonprofit organizations and officials of the Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk that includes the Hawai‘i Lodging & Tourism Association Kaua‘i chapter, celebrate the $457,054.30 raised during the Charity Walk that was held in August at the Vidinha Stadium north soccer fields, on Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort & Spa in Po‘ipu.

PO‘IPU — The appearance of Kelly Simek of the “Living 808” team, and her videographer from KHON2 on Wednesday was a hint there was excitement at the walk allocation breakfast where proceeds from the 2022 Kaua‘i Visitor Industry Charity Walk were distributed, at the Grand Hyatt Kaua‘i Resort &Spa.

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