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Donation to add Outriggers to Maui Canoe Club

March 14, 2013, 12:38 PM HST
* Updated March 14, 12:53 PM
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Maui Canoe Club, photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Canoe Club, photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A $1,000 donation check will be presented to the Maui Canoe Club during its annual Friends and Family Day event this Sunday.

The donation, from Alexander & Baldwin Inc. is in support of the club’s recreational and cultural programs.

The intended purpose of the contribution is to assist with the Maui Canoe Club’s efforts to improve its infrastructure by increasing the number of outrigger canoes to serve both Maui residents and visitors to the island.

“We extend our appreciation to you and your fellow volunteer board leaders, and to all of your paddlers—and extend our best wishes for safe and fun paddling”, said Meredith J. Ching, Senior Vice President, Government & Community Relations, Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

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Maui Canoe Club president, Michael Elam said the members are pleased to receive the donation.  “A&B’s commitment to helping our club continue to provide recreational paddling opportunities for our members and visitors is a great benefit to our club as well as to our community,” he said.

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Maui Canoe Club, which boasts a membership of over 300 individuals, is located on Sugar Beach along North Kihei Road just north of the Kealia Condominiums.

Maui residents and visitors are invited to paddle with the club every Monday through Friday morning at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.

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