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Na Wahine O Kalani to support Hawaii’s female athletes

By Staff | Mar 29, 2018

A new nonprofit scholarship fund was recently founded to support the spirit and success of Hawaii’s emerging female athletes ages 12-18 who compete in any athletic medium.

“We have the most incredible young athletes all across the islands, but most lack access to so many of the opportunities that are taken for granted by young athletes on the Mainland,” said Ashleigh Hutchison, founder of Mana Wines and the new Na Wahine O Kalani nonprofit.

“Through Na Wahine O Kalani, we hope to ignite their dreams by offering the financial support they need, and assembling an ‘ohana of athletic role models and partners who will expand these girls’ visions of the their own limitless potential.”

Mana Wine’s Mana Na Wahine label, created exclusively for the purpose of funding Na Wahine O Kalani’s youth scholarships, will become available for the first time this month with a Sauvignon Blanc and Red Blend.

The organization’s debut partnership with Roy’s and Tamura’s will make funds immediately available to athletes who are invited to apply for funding at nawahineokalani.org.

Na Wahine O Kalani aims to give away at least $20,000 in scholarships by early fall 2018.

A limited quantity of Mana Na Wahine wines are also available through a partnership with Tamura’s retail stores island-wide.

Na Wahine O Kalani will celebrate the organization’s launch and further expand the scholarship fund through a charity golf tournament at Kaanapali Golf Courses in West Maui on June 6, 2018. Registration and sponsorship information will be available through the organization’s website. Learn more and get involved at nawahineokalani.org.