MARCUS MARIOTA HELPS BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF HAWAII CELEBRATE YOUTH OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
Winner to be Announced at Aulani-Disney Resort & Spa on March 1, 2020
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Three outstanding youth have been named Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii 2020 Youth of the Year Finalists at a competition held on February 8, 2020. Selected from several exemplary Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii youth on Oʻahu and Kauaʻi, Bronson S., a senior at Waianae High School and member of the Waianae Clubhouse, Mari C., a senior at McKinley High School and member of the Spalding Honolulu Clubhouse, and Tavia R., a senior at Kauaʻi High School and member of the Lihuʻe Clubhouse, will represent their local Boys & Girls Clubhouse at a special breakfast celebration on March 1, 2020. Guests attending the special event will have the opportunity to hear the finalists’ inspiring stories at Aulani-A Disney Resort & Spa where the winner will be announced. Scheduled to appear at the March 1, 2020 Celebration at Aulani as special guest speaker is Heisman Trophy Winner, NFL Quarterback and St. Louis High School graduate, Marcus Mariota.
“We are so proud of these young men and women who represent their Clubs and communities with courage and leadership”, said Paddy Kauhane, President & CEO of Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii. “Having a dedicated program to celebrate teens whose Club experience has empowered them to find their voice and achieve success is what the event on March 1st is all about. Sharing that with the greater community at such a magical place like Aulani with Marcus Mariota makes for a memorable day for all involved.”
Becoming National Youth of the Year is an exciting and inspiring journey. Each year, thousands of Club teens participate in local, state and regional Youth of the Year events. Six teens, including five regional winners and a national military youth winner, advance to Washington, D.C., for the National Youth of the Year Gala & Celebration Dinner, where one outstanding young person is named Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s national teen spokesperson. The
National Youth of the Year is a role model, leader and advocate for the nearly 4 million youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs each year, and all of America’s young people.
The 2020 Youth of the Year is presented by Aulani-Disney Resort & Spa and Jack in the Box Hawaii. This year’s celebration is also sponsored by American Savings Bank, Central Pacific Bank, Hawaii Pacific Health, Carol S. Koga, Locations Foundation, and SERVCO Pacific, Inc. Their continued support of Club youth allows for the sponsorship of the next great success story.
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Rams host Play 60 at Nanaikapono Elementary
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Panda Express celebrates anniversary with donation to Boys & Girls Clubs
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