W.H. Shipman, Ltd., (WHS) in concert with Keaau and Kamehameha-Hawaii High Schools will kick off the 2nd annual Kipimana Cup Saturday, August 25, to support Keaau area high school athletics.
The cup will be presented to the winner of a goodwill football game between Kamehameha and Keaau High Schools at Kamehameha’s home field. The JV game starts at 1 p.m. with the varsity game to follow.
“Last year’s games were a huge success,” said Bill Walter, president of WHS. “I enjoy seeing the team camaraderie and community members coming together to celebrate the area with a friendly game of football. W.H. Shipman is proud to be a longstanding part of Keaau–a truly great place to live and work.”
The Kamehameha Schools Hawaii campus opened on former WHS land in 2001 and serves approximately 1,120 keiki, grades K-12, and their familes from Waimea to Waiohinu. Keaau High School serves approximately 950 keiki in grades 9-12 and their families. It opened in 1998 on land that was also once owned by the WHS Estate.
“Kipimana” is how Hawaiians referred to WHS more than 100 years ago, and the name is used today as a street name in the Keaau area.
WHS will award $500 to the booster club of each school. Last year, Kamehameha Schools won bragging rights and the inaugural Kipimana Cup over Keaau with a final score of 36-21.
WHS, part of the East Hawaii business community for 130 years, has 17,000 acres in the Puna District and is engaged in agriculture and commercial/ industrial development and leasing. As a land steward, the company holds a long range-view to sustainability and planned development for balanced community use.
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