Saturday (Nov. 12), 10am-4pm, Keopuolani Park Amphitheater (150 Kanaloa Ave., Wailuku); allpono.org; $15 adults at door / $10 keiki at door / $12 adults in-advance / $7 keiki in-advance / free for keiki seven-years-old and younger
“I’ve come to accept that the life of a front-runner is a hard one, that he will suffer more injuries than most men and that many of these injuries will not be accidental.” – Pele, named Football Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics
Founded by Kahakuloa couple Jon and Maile Viela, the nonprofit All Pono Sports Organization was founded in memory of their son Pono, who tragically passed away in 2004 at the age of three. The group’s vision is to “direct youth in developing “pono” [do what is right] values and character by providing them with positive opportunities to grow as productive citizens through athletics and community service programs.” The organization boasts over 40 baseball, softball and soccer teams, and this Saturday hosts a “Live Pono” fundraiser for their soccer club (specifically supporting the group’s off-island travels–a life-shaping activity for any island keiki), with entertainment featuring Nuff Sedd, Kohomua, Homestead, Unified Soul, Jah Residentz and Lia Live. Emceed by Maui’s own Hawaiian Home Boy, Sistah Val and Spence Jah, the event also includes mean grinds and a special Keiki Zone with jumping castles, crafts and face painting by JNK Designs. In-advance tickets available at Maui Thing (Wailuku).