Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest Will Feature Free Medical Screenings

Announcements From Jan Sunn-Carreira

The Rell Sunn Menehune Contest

We’re back and stronger than ever! The 35th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surfing Championships will be held at Makaha Beach Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th 2010.

The legacy and wish my mother left behind will keep thriving thanks to the undying support of all our friends and sponsors! A BIG Mahalo to Daniel Marvin for donating his incredible artwork this year.

Last years event was incredible - 250 Keiki’s in 2 days! Sixty children, 4-6 years of age! The waves were perfect for the Menehunes. Pat O’connell brought out the Hurley Team. Rob Machado, Brock Little, Joel Centeio and many more came out to sign for the Menehunes. Catering for the contestants, workers and the entire beach was provided by Qucksilver. Jen from Sacred Surf gave away hats to every contestant, which they got to decorate and customize for themselves. Also, the amazing Rick Rietveld donated his artwork last year! A true show of sportsmanship - the Menehunes passed down their first place boards to the most deserving child. Heartfelt smiles all around.

The Rell Sunn Education Fund has incorporated a new program with the John A. Burns School of Medicine University of Hawaii for our 35th Annual Rell Sunn Menehune Surf Contest. On Saturday between 9am-3pm they will be at the Makaha Beach , (Alternate Site ~ Rest Camp) offering free medical screenings, blood pressure, eye exams, and glucose screenings for all ages. Our concerns are that people without insurance often wait till the last minute to seek treatment. With the troubled economy and people losing their jobs. We feel preventive medical examinations would provide a wealth of knowledge to the patient and aid their decisions to seek further treatment. They will also have information to help qualified patients receive discounted medications through patient assistance programs.

Click HERE to visit webpage where you can register your keiki for the contest.

Rell Sunn Aloha Jam II

This year at Waimea Valley, a night to rock the North Shore is taking place Sunday, November 28th with the 2010 Rell Sunn Aloha Jam II.

Thanks to Randy Rarick making it an Annual Sanctioned Triple Crown Event, the following entertainers will be performing at this year's event: Henry Kapono, Amy Hanaiali’i, Kaukahi, Ten Feet, The Honolulu Lounge Lizards, The Young Coconuts, and Te Lumanaki. Additional special guests are set to make appearances on this night of aloha that will honor the Queen of Makaha.

Last year's sold out crowd of the who’s who in the surf industry was there. Incredible Local Talent… Henry Kapono, Jake Shimabukuro, Paula Fuga, Kaukahi, Cyril Pahinui and Rob Machado… Great sponsors Kona Brewing, Barefoot Wine, Smart Water. A Pat Rawson shaped board with Clark Little imagery auctioned for $4000.00. Lots of Pro surfboards, artwork, paddleboards, Ki’oe, Red Bull signed boards given for the cause.

Proceeds from the Event To Benefit The Rell Sunn Educational Fund.

Click HERE to visit webpage for ticket purchases.

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