OluKai is Proud to Support Paddle for Pae ʻĀina

Honolulu, Hawaii, June 16, 2015: In response to the ongoing situation happening atop Mauna Kea, the Paliuli Project was created to turn our awareness into action. To get on board with the many organizations in Hawaiʻi who see that there is an imbalance and disconnection between land and the communities that inhabit them, we too, want to help bridge some of that gap. Our vision is to manifest a paradise that was only talked about in ancient Hawaiʻi when the land was abundant and thriving. This will be accomplished through community-based event projects that encompass the values of environmental balance (sustainability) and aloha ʻāina (love for land and sea). On July 11, 2015, the first Paliuli Project event will be held at Kualoa Regional Park with the Paddle for Pae 'Āina—a race featuring SUP, paddleboard and OC1 paddlers racing around Mokoli'i island, commonly referred to as Chinaman's Hat. The event will also hold the 'Āina 2 Fork Throw-Down—a Hawaiian style cook-off between selected chefs who are required to use an imu (Hawaiian underground oven) and Hawaiian ingredients. Purchasing a ticket into the event will get you access to all dishes prepared, an ʻawa garden, fresh hand-pounded paʻi ʻai and ultimately deciding which chef is crowned with creating the best dish. This will be a celebration of the food and ocean we rely on and serve as a baseline and foundation for other Paliuli Project events in the future across our pae ʻāina (archipelago). Proceeds from the event will be donated to Hui Aloha 'Āina Momona and E Ala Voyaging Academy—two nonprofit organizations who exemplify the values of Paliuli Project. For more information on how you can compete in the race or get tickets to the 'Āina 2 Fork Throw-Down, please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/paddle-for-pae-aina-tickets-17131044415 or email: paliuliproject@gmail.com.

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