NFL Charities give to 19 Hawaii non-profit groups
The Pro Bowl isn’t being played here for the first time in 30 years but Hawai‘i is still benefiting from the NFL.
Nineteen Hawaii non-profit organizations will benefit from $100,000 as part of the NFL Charities Pro Bowl Grant Program, the NFL announced.
For more than a decade, NFL Charities has provided grants to Hawai‘i-based non-profit organizations focused on youth education, health, and physical fitness.
The Pro Bowl, which was played at Aloha Stadium from 1980 till last year, is being held Sunday, a week before the Super Bowl, in South Florida.
The Pro Bowl will return to Hawai‘i in 2011 and 2012.
Non-profits receiving $8,000 grants include mentoring program KAMP Hawaii; the Waikiki Health Center; the Marimed Foundation, an ocean-based learning organization; and Hawaii Children's Cancer Foundation.
Other organizations awarded grants include:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui
Diversity Activities National Association
Girl Scouts of Hawai‘i
Hale Kipa, Inc.
Hawaii Youth Opera Chorus
Hospice Of Kona, Inc.
HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support)
Lahainaluna High School Foundation
Make A Wish, Hawaii, Inc.
Prevent Child Abuse Hawaii
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Hawaii
Special Olympics Hawaii
YMCA of Honolulu, Camp H.R. Erdman Branch