You want to find something inspiring? Something to make you have faith in the big picture, to believe that good deeds happen sometimes simply because it's the right thing to do, even in these tough times? Look no further than the magnanimous donors to the public school sports programs. The Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation, First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii, the GIFT Foundation, discount airfares from Hawaiian Airlines, etc.
And all of this spearheaded by Keith Amemiya, executive director of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association, who not only runs the organization, but repeatedly puts his money where his heart is. He and wife, Bonnie, are personally giving $30,000 to the effort, aimed directly at helping Molokai and Lanai teams travel this upcoming season and at Pearl City High School, where football coaches opted to work for free this year.