2nd Annual Trucker Dukes Memorial Dive: Keiki Spearfishing Tournament & Invasive Roundup

Rinzai Zen Mission located at Baldwin Beach
120 Alawai Road, Paia, HI 96779

$100 PER 2 PERSON TEAM. Includes lunch with drink and event t-shirt for both competitors.

Join UVSC to Help Control Invasive Species of Fish in Hawaiʻi & Raise Life-Saving Funds to Help Families Fighting Cancer

IMPORTANT!! PLEASE READ THE TOURNAMENT RULES FOR THIS EVENT!

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – Spectators and supporters are welcome to join in the community booths, SILENT AUCTION and to cheer on the divers!

Event Goal:
This invasive species roundup and tournament is a chance for us to practice caring for our precious marine resources by doing our part in the campaign to control invasive fish on our reefs. The overall goal is to remove as many Roi possible from Hawaiian waters in the time allotted. Additionally, all funds raised will go directly to UVSC’s mission of supporting families fighting cancer with their cancer-related medical costs and essential needs.

Age Divisions: (* ALL minors must be accompanied by an adult)
— 7-10 years old*
— 11-14 years old*
— 15-18 years old* (must have been enrolled in high school in 2023-2024 school year)

Interested in competing, but don’t have a partner (adult or child) to dive with? Email us and we will do our best to match you with someone.

Prize Categories:
— Smallest Roi for each age group
— Largest Roi for each age group
— Most Overall Weight

TO REGISTER, PLEASE CLICK ON EACH LINK BELOW:

1) REGISTRATION FORM WITH PAYMENT – REGISTRATION IN CLOSED
– SCHOLARSHIPS:  Thanks to UVSC’s generous sponsors, a limited number of scholarship will be available. If you are in-need of a scholarship to participate, please email us with a brief explanation of your need and you will be added to the waitlist. Scholarship recipients will be informed of selection by June 1, 2024.

2) ONLINE LIABILITY WAIVER AND PUBLICITY RELEASE FORM

***VERY STRONGLY RECOMMENDED*** – Friday, June 21, 4:00pm-6:00pm: FREE Pre-Event Safety Training and Event Safety Briefing with Freedive Safe Hawaii and national spearfishing champion, Justin Lee. Food provided, prize give-aways and more! Location: Wailuku (TBD). RSVP option included on Registration Form.

EVENT SCHEDULE: SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2024:

  • 6:30am- 7:30am: Diver Check-In open. Both divers on team must be present to be eligible to compete. All minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 8:00am: Tournament BEGINS! Safety checks must be completed in order to enter the water.
  • 9:00am – 12:30pm: SILENT AUCTION open with great items and gift certificates to Mauiʻs best restaurants and shops. Bidding also will be available that day via UVSCʻs Instagram.
  • 10:00am-1:00pm: Fun and educational activities will be provided by community organizations and sponsors for keiki and attendees
  • 12:00pm – All teams RETURN for Weigh-In. Lunch is served.
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm: Awards Ceremony

Spectators, family members and friends are invited to join us too! Lunch will be available for purchase for non-competitors.

RULES

  1. Each team will be comprised of TWO(2) DIVERS ONLY. No exceptions. Minors must partner with an adult that is 18 years of age or older and have permission from a parent/guardian. Diving may commence no earlier than after the morning check-in, presentation and safety briefing at Rinzai Zen Mission located at Baldwin Beach.
  2. Both participants must be present at the 7:30am check in to sign in and complete a Liability Waiver.
  3. All teams must return and check in with their fish as a TEAM at Rinzai Zen Mission located at Baldwin Beach check in table NO LATER THAN 12:00pm for your team to qualify for tournament prizes.
  4. MANDATORY EQUIPMENT: A) Only ONE dive float with dive flag per team allowed. B) At least ONE dive knife per diver.
  5. Both divers must stay within a 50 foot radius of the team dive float at all times.
  6. No belt kuis (stringers, poke eye, etc.) allowed. All kuis must remain attached to float while diving.
  7. No dive lights, kayaks, rideable floats or boats allowed. Body board floats with flag ok for use as a buoy only.
  8. Dive Boundaries: Boundaries will be specified during safety briefing.
  9. You must be present at weigh in no later than 12:00pm for your fish to count. If not, you will be disqualified.
  10. All teams must be present at the Dive Tournament at 7:30am at Rinzai Zen Mission located at Baldwin Beach. BOTH TEAM MEMBERS MUST BE PRESENT. IF BOTH TEAM MEMBERS ARE NOT PRESENT, YOUR TEAM WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. NO REFUNDS.

CLICK HERE to download the necessary rules for this event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Mahalo to our Sponsors and Community Partners!

Catalyst for Hope, A Benefit for UVSC

Hoʻokupu Center at Kewalo Basin Park
1125 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite F
Honolulu, HI 96813

Table Sales Only; Individual Tickets $350 (For Sale After Table Sales Close); All Guests Must Be 21 Years Old with Valid ID

GIVE HOPE, CHANGE LIVES.

Join us to raise life-saving funds for individuals & families battling cancer in Hawai’i and to support cutting-edge research for a cure.

UVSC’s new annual fundraising event, “Catalyst for Hope,” will debut on Saturday, August 17, 2024 at Hoʻokupu Center at Kewalo Basin Park in Honolulu. This elegant and inspiring event will bring together roughly 200 of Hawaiʻi’s leading business professionals and philanthropists committed to providing hope to those battling cancer.

“Catalyst for Hope” will feature an evening of:

  • Gourmet cuisine by local celebrity chefs, including: Sheldon Simeon, Dave Caldiero, Reggie Ballesteros, and Terry Lynch.
  • Live entertainment by renowned musician, Tavana
  • Updates on cutting-edge brain cancer research presented by neurosurgeon, Dr. Linda Liau, from the UCLA Brain Research Institute
  • Beverages compliments of Maui Brewing Co., Ocean Vodka, and other sponsors (*All Guests Must Be 21 Years Old with Valid ID)
  • Free entry and reserved seating at an exclusive After-Party at The Lei Stand (1115 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813)
  • Attire: Semi-formal Aloha Wear —  Come dressed to impress in your best vintage, modern, or luxury-inspired island styles!

PLUS, all “Catalyst for Hope” guests will also enjoy a special 20% off discounted rate with our lodging partner, Kaimana Beach Hotel, including a complimentary shuttle to and from the hotel to the main event provided by UVSC.

Together, we can continue to change and save lives, and most importantly, ensure that no one fights cancer alone. We look forward to seeing you August 17th!

Learn more about SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES & PREMIUM TABLE PACKAGES

Payment for Sponsorships/Tables can be mailed to: UVSC, P.O. Box 81615, Haiku, HI 96708. For questions or to request a customized package, please contact Kandice Johns, Executive Director.

Be a Catalyst for Hope

All funds raised from the event will directly support UVSC’s Financial Assistance Program for cancer fighters in Hawai’i, and a portion will be donated to the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery, a leader in providing break-through treatments to cancer fighters from Hawai’i and around the world.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support!

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