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Dear Friend of Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai'i,

WOW - what a month of fun events!

We hosted the first annual Miniature Golf Tournament on Maui, which raised over $11,000 and was attended by more than 120 people - "it was one bad mamma-jamma!" says Maui Executive Director, JD Wyatt.

On Oahu we got grooooovy with over 1,500 bowlers and 60 sponsors at the Disco Bowl for Kids' Sake on September 10 & 17. We also practiced our golf claps with our partners at the Finance Factors Golf Tournament on September 22. Mahalo to everyone who sponsored, participated, coordinated, and volunteered, as well as to those who continue to fundraise...we are just $10K short of our $300K goal!

In other news, we are excited to announce that we are growing! In September we welcomed two new staff members to bring our Hawaii Island team total to four. We are excited to see the great work they will do.

Finally, we need your help on Oahu. Do you know any adults who may be interested in being lunch buddies with students at Stevenson Middle School or online mentors for teens at Castle High School? Please contact Tyler at for more information.

With aloha,
Dennis Brown
President / CEO
Match Maker of the Month
Monthly Donor Since January 2016

"I support Big Brothers Big Sisters because I want to become a part of impacting our future in a positive way by making a difference in the lives of Hawaii's children and youth. I like monthly giving because I am able to make a difference each month without even having to think much about it."

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Little Sister Sierra & Big Sister Caren (9 years)
Little Brother Adam & Big Brother William (6 years)
Little Brother Nicholas & Big Brother Sean (5 years)
Little Brother Devyn-Jonah & Big Brother Tim (4 years)
Little Brother Jake & Big Brother Derek (3 years)
Little Brother Kash & Big Brother Kyle (2 years)
Little Brother Kobe & Big Brother David (2 years)
Little Brother Sean & Big Brother Andrew (2 years)
Little Brother Tristen & Big Brother Kevin (1 year)
Little Sister Serena & Big Sister Shanelle Leilani (1 year)
Little Sister Laurelle & Big Sister Kim (1 year)
Little Brother Zachary & Big Brother Eric (1 year)
Little Sister Leandrea & Big Sister Tomeka (1 year)
Little Sister Mara & Big Sister Nina (1 year)
Little Sister Vanna & Big Sister Morgan (1 year)

Little Sister Justyce & Big Sister Dinah (2 years)
Little Brother Alexander & Big Brother David (1 year)

Little Sister Litty & Big Sister Hoku (2 years)
Little Sister Jaylor & Big Sister Lourdes (2 years)
Little Sister Madalyn & Big Sister Allison (1 year)

Congratulations to all of our Bigs and Littles celebrating anniversaries this month!
Island Scoops
The latest scoops from Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, and Oahu.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island 
Aloha and welcome to our *NEW* East Hawaii Island Team! From left to right is Kamea Wong (Community-Based Case Manager), Ka‘iulani Lum-Ho (School-Based Case Manager), and Vanessa Carlson (Hawaii Island Regional Director). We are so excited to see the BIG things they will do for keiki in East Hawaii!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu
This year's Disco Bowl For Kids' Sake presented by Alternate Energy was extra groovy! A big MAHALO to all of our sponsors and bowlers this year! It was a "far out" time, indeed! To check out more pictures, visit our Facebook page. So far we've raised $283,880 of our $300,000 goal - if you haven't already, please consider making a donation to support mentoring by clicking HERE. Also, check out this inspiring special message from Big Brother Roman and Little Brother Josh.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai kicked off their 2016-2017 School-Based Mentoring Programs this month. Here’s a photo of the matches on their first day at Kapa’a Elementary School when they shared how many years they have been a part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 'ohana! We wish them all a great year!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Maui
In September we had our 1st Annual Miniature Golf Tournament. 
Our sponsors, matches, and families enjoyed a day full of playing miniature golf, riding the bumper boats, climbing the rock wall, and jumping on the trampoline.  Mahalo to our sponsors: Bug Man Termite & Pest Control, Inc., The Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas, Hawaii Care & Cleaning, Maui Brewing Co, Aloha International Employment, Inc., Central Pacific Bank, EAN Holdings- Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Monsanto Company, Oceanic Time Warner Cable, SGS, Akili Jones, Alan Fukuyama, Anna Arase, and our host Maui Golf & Sports Park.
We couldn't do what we do without YOU! 
On Thursday, September 22, Finance Factors hosted another great golf tournament this year to raise $20,000! And, it was a SOLD OUT event! We are grateful for their support, and are so excited to continue this partnership for another TWO YEARS! Mahalo to everyone who helped make this event possible.
In September we hosted a basketball clinic in Hilo and had more than 30 kids participate! Mahalo to our sponsors, Hui Drywall and Kamea Designs, for providing lunch on both days.
Shontaye Reed (pictured above in orange with BBBS staff) collects recyclables and uses the money to buy a TON of school supplies for our kids! We are so grateful!
CONGRATULATIONS to Kaua’i Regional Board Member Mark Oyama who was selected as the Kauai Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Mea Ho’omana’o Award Recipient! We are so proud of Mark and appreciate his support throughout his nearly TEN years of serving on Kauai’s Regional Board. 
Mark embodies what is truly means to “Live Aloha!”
High School Bigs and Littles had a chance to visit and tour the Leeward Community College campus on September 24. LCC recruiter Allan Nebrija gave our group some helpful information about financial assistance and scholarships, various programs the college offers, and student benefits including counseling, tutoring, rental/free use of educational material and instruments and other useful services available to students under this University of Hawaii system. 
MAHALO to Deb & Ken LaPierre and the Academy Mortgage Corporation of Utah for their generous donation and continued support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kaua’i! In March of 2015 this awesome team held a party for matches and donated school backpacks, office supplies and lots of treats for the kids and in 2016 we are grateful for their support AGAIN so we can support our Bigs and Littles!
Little Brother Christopher received a renewable four-year $500 Kualoa Ranch scholarship as long as he maintains a 2.0 GPA and continues to be a full-time student. Christopher is attending the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan in the Asian Pacific Studies program. Mahalo to Kualoa Ranch for this scholarship!
Little Brother Tyler is the first student from the neighbor islands to receive a $500 Kualoa Ranch scholarship and is attending UH Manoa. Other Littles receiving $500 Kualoa Ranch scholarships include Little Sister Jessica, attending UH Hilo for Hawaiian Studies, and Little Brother Nick, attending  Leeward Community College's IT program. We wish them all the best of luck this year!
Ocean Legends  Full Face Mask Sale (open to all!) - Calling all ocean lovers! Do you love snorkeling but find it really uncomfortable and inconvenient? Ocean Legends' innovative full face mask allows you to breathe under water just as you would on dry land! Purchase the mask for $49.95 and BBBS will receive 10% of the proceeds.Order online now at IMPORTANT: Be sure to add “BBBS” in the notes section when checking out. Mahalo!
Please check back next month!
Join us on December 3rd for our annual Breakfast With Santa, in partnership with Kauai Family Magazine, Contemporary Flavors Catering and Gaylord’s at Kilohana. Registration information and more details are forthcoming. We hope you can join Santa in games, prizes, and holiday cheer! Contact Kaulana Finn at for details.

October 1st - BBBS vs. Mason Services of Maui Baseball Game (open to all!) Please see the flyer below for details.

October 8 - Kihei Canoe Club Paddling Outing (matches ages 9+ only) 8am check-in - Join us for a fun morning on the water as we learn how to paddle canoe!  We will learn proper etiquette in and out of the water as well as some Hawaiian traditions. Contact Courtney at 442-791 to reserve your spot.

October 11: Maui College Campus Tour (matches only) 10am at the University of Hawaii Maui College - Come tour campus during Fall Break to learn about the programs offered on Maui, the financial aid opportunities, and how to enroll as a student. Lunch at the Maui Culinary Academy Food Court will be provided. Contact your Case Manager if you would like to attend.

October 20: Career Fair (Littles only) 5:30pm - Join us for our first ever career speed networking event! We will have representatives from various career fields to share about the education/training required to be in their profession, perks and challenges of the job, and Q&As. You will have the opportunity to talk to each person speed-dating style!  A delicious dinner by Café O Lei and lots of prize giveaways will be included. Come dressed to impress. Contact your Case Manager if you can attend.

October 6: Big City Diner Campaign (open to all!) Bring the flyer below to any Big City Diner location on Oahu from 7am - closing for BBBS to receive 20% of the proceeds! 

October 13: Ladies Night Out At Alex & Ani (open to all!) 6:00 - 8:30pm at Ala Moana - Join us for a special ladies night out at Alex & Ani Charity By Design's new location. Sip refreshments, snack on small bites, and shop with others who share a passion for giving back, with 15% of all sales donated back to BBBS! See the flyer below for details.

October 15: Monsanto Farm Tour (matches only) 8:30am - 12:30pm (including lunch) in Kunia, Waipahu - Join us to learn about gardening, cover crops, and soil erosion...and maybe even play with caterpillars. Contact your Case Manager to RSVP.

October 16: United Stangs 808 Car Club Car Wash (open to all!) 8:00am - 2:30pm at Aloha Stadium - United Stangs will be holding a car wash at Aloha Stadium with proceeds benefiting BBBS. Come join!

October 29: Kanaka Hekili Motorcycle Club Harley-Ween (open to all!) Join us for the 2nd Annual Harley-Ween motorcycle run starting at Cycle City and ending with a costume contest and afterparty at the old Fisherman’s Wharf. For more details call Byron at 808-312-7651.

December 10:  Breakfast With Santa (open to all!) Join us for our annual Christmas fundraising event at Kualoa Ranch which raises money for scholarships for Littles to attend college. Save the date for details to come!
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