Waiakea students seek pledges for Strong Man Contest


A small army of athletes from the Waiākea High School Football team spent their weekend going door to door collecting pledges to support the Big Island Substance Abuse Council’s (BISAC) upcoming Strong Man Contest, which will be hosted as part of the organization’s 9th Annual Health and Wellness Recovery Day on August 3, 2013.

The all day event will be held on the Kamehameha Schools Kea‘au Campus from 9 a.m..

Besides the Strong Man Contest, which will feature events like tire flipping and car towing, there will be a Move and Groove-a-Thon, a Health Fair with cooking demonstrations, giveaways, martial arts demonstrations and health and wellness promotions.  The event will also have a Recovery Day Walk that is dedicated to honor and celebrate all those in recovery.

The football players’ efforts collected over $450.00 in pledges to support BISAC’s much-needed programs.  “I’m truly grateful for all the players that came out to help me collect pledges for my participation in the Strong Man Contest,” BISAC Chief Executive Officer Dr. Hannah Preston-Pita said. “It really inspires me to see young people coming out to make their community a better place to live,” Preston-Pita said.

Since 1964, BISAC has been inspiring individuals and families to reclaim and enrich their lives through substance abuse counseling in a non-threatening environment.

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