Duke Kahanamoku: the original ambassador of Aloha | Photo: Bishop Museum

In marking Duke's 125th birthday (August 24th, 1890), The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation is honoring his legacy by raising funds for youth athletes and scholars in Hawaii.

Duke Kahanamoku is Hawaii's original ambassador of Aloha. Both on land and in water, the iconic sportsman made waves across the globe. Fortunately, the spirit of Duke is well alive worldwide.

The Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation has gifted more than $2.3 million dollars to scholar athletes and non-profit organizations in Hawaii, since its inception in 1986.

Sarah Alohilani Jenkins has been named the 2015 Ambassador of Aloha. This year, the non-profit organization awarded a total of $178,250 to 29 grantees, and 44 scholarships to student athletes from 34 different high schools across six Hawaiian Islands.

Education, Athleticism, and the Aloha Spirit. Those are the values shared by Duke and all young men and women who benefit from the scholarships. You are invited to support the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Foundation.

In the second half of the year, the Duke 125 initiative will promote a Duke Exhibit at Bishop Museum (August 8th - November 2nd), Duke's Oceanfest in Waikiki (August 22nd-30th), and the Waterman Hall of Fame Awards at Outrigger Canoe Club (August 24th).

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