Rell Sunn’s Menehune Surfing Championships 2012 – Menehune Triple Lei of Surfing “Lei Pakolu O Ka Nalu Menehune” – Nov. 23 & 24

Aloha,   ‘Hanahou’ouHou!!

The Rell Sunn Menehune Surfing Championships is back and will be held at Makaha Beach this November 23rd and 24th 2012.

Keiki’s ranging in ages 4 to 12 years old will participate in 3 different categories:  Bodyboarding, Shortboarding, and Longboarding.

37 years ago, the “Queen of Makaha” took it upon herself to develop a program for the youth living on the leeward side of O’ahu. Statistics from the area in relation to youth violence, gang activity, substance abuse were rampant among the youth aged 16 and under.

Knowing this Rell Sunn’s idea was to influence the kids earlier before they were infected and became part of the statistics.  Known as “Rell Sunn’s Menehune Surf Meet”, this event is focused on the keiki’s, to respect the environment and themselves.  This annual event became the foundation for many now pro surfers and executives who realized that they too can achieve and are now productive members of the community.  What began as a community activity to address youth at risk has blossomed into a state wide event where hundreds of children and their families participate every year.

Rell Sunn passed away in 1998, but the surf meet that benefited thousands of youth is still alive.  This year marks the 37th anniversary of Rell Sunn’s dream, and we are asking for your help in making this event a success.

Rell left behind a daughter (Jan) who, for the past 14 years, has been holding this event in her mother’s memory and she needs your help.  A Corporate donation or sponsorship would go a long way to help.  It is your involvement and charitable giving that allows us to continue on.   At this time, I’m asking for your support through Product, Promotional Items/discounts, and of course monetary donations are welcome.  We are a Non-Profit 501c3.  All donations are tax deductible.  If you have any questions, please call Jan Sunn-Carreira at the number listed below.

Mahalo Nui Loa for your Kokua,
Jan Sunn-Carreira
Cel: 949.795.8268
Address:  RSEF, 84-012 Makau St., Makaha, HI  96792

November 23 & 24th 2012

We are on our 37th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest out on the West Side at Makaha Beach.  We have about 250 children between 4-12 years old that compete in the event.

The purpose of this program is to educate Hawaii’s youth about sportsmanship, the environment and to combat juvenile delinquency. This contest has been a spring board for many professional surfers who have excelled in their lives and have in turn come back and ‘given’ back to the community.  We stress sportsmanship and environmental education to our keiki’s and everyone for it’s a subject that our foundation is very passionate about.

We also incorporated a new program with the John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii and provided free medical screenings, blood pressure, eye exams, and glucose screenings for all ages at this event.

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