Ke Aloha Outrigger is pleased to announce our fourth annual Circumnavigation Fundraiser!
To circumnavigate is to go all the way around something, and what better of a place to do this than our very own island of Manhattan! A circumnavigation of Manhattan is one of the ultimate challenges testing a paddler's endurance and mental fortitude through a variety of difficult conditions! Ke Aloha is in its fourth year and growing due to the kokua (help) of so many donors.
The money raised from previous Circumnavigations allowed us to expand our horizons. That included the purchase of a second 6-man outrigger canoe, the design and construction of a rack for our expanding fleet and trial runs of an OC Junior program for kids aged 10-17.
At the start of this season, we had two unfortunate instances of vandalism causing damage to Pukini and Onipa'a. It was particularly frustrating as we had just spent a considerable amount of money in refurbishing Onipa'a and Imua and some of that work will need to be redone. Thanks to the generous donations from many in the community, we were able to raise enough money to get our canoes seaworthy for the season. Those fixes were only temporary. We still need money to properly repair our damaged fleet.
Please help us expand by donating! We are please to open our circumnavigation to ECORA members and their canoes. We feel it is a great way to further build our relationships with others and bond through this common challenge. Our flotilla will be a huge presence on the NYC waterways and will help increase the awareness of our organization, our mission and the spirit of aloha that is inherent in this sport.Your support is always appreciated. All donations are fully tax deductible. Mahalo!