Gear up for annual Special Olympics Hawai‘i fundraiser

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The return of Par Hawai‘i’s annual Fueling Dreams campaign is helping Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes on their journey for gold.

From April 1 through May 13, Hawai‘i drivers can put the pedal to the metal and drive support for Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes by donating at 33 participating Hele stores across O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island and Maui. All donations received will provide opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to train and compete free of charge.

“Our entire team is honored to partner with such an amazing organization like Special Olympics Hawaii and are very passionate about supporting their work to transform and empower the lives of local athletes with intellectual disabilities,” said Par Hawai‘i’s Vice President – Hawai‘i Retail, John Peyton. “We appreciate the generosity of our customers to help raise funds for Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s sports, health, leadership, and inclusionary programs.”

Par Hawai‘i, marketer of Hele and 76 Hawai‘i, has been a supporter of Special Olympics Hawai‘i for more than three decades. To date, the Fueling Dreams campaign has raised more than $1,005,120 for Special Olympics Hawai‘i athletes and programs.


“We’re incredibly grateful for the continued support that we receive from Par Hawai‘i and their team every year,” said Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s President and CEO, Dan Epstein. “Par Hawai‘i does so much for the community and plays such a valuable role in creating opportunities for our local athletes.”

All donations received from the Fueling Dreams campaign allow Special Olympics Hawai‘i to continue to provide programs and training – both online and in-person – for more than 6,000 athletes and Unified partners across Hawai‘i.

Special Olympics Hawai‘i provides year-round sports programs and training for athletes with intellectual disabilities, free of charge. Since 1968, Special Olympics has been changing attitudes about the talents of people with intellectual disabilities and raising awareness to build an inclusive and unified community.


For more information on the annual Fueling Dreams campaign or Special Olympics Hawaii, visit You can also follow Special Olympics Hawai‘i on Twitter,, on Facebook at, and on Instagram at

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