Polynesian Football Hall of Fame partners with Microsoft to donate new laptops to local high schools

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Polynesian Soccer Corridor of Fame in partnership with Microsoft donated 30 floor tablets to a few native excessive faculties Friday morning.

Members of the corridor of fame had been out on the Royal Hawaiian Lodge to current the brand new laptops to representatives from Campbell, Nanakuli and Kahuku as a strategy to give again to communities off of the gridiron.

“The Polynesian Corridor of Fame is geared in direction of soccer gamers utilizing this sport as an avenue to get a level, however not all people is a soccer participant, so it’s a approach of us reaching a pupil that’s a non-athlete that doesn’t have entry to those instruments,” stated Jesse Sapolu, founding father of the Polynesian Corridor of Fame.

Every college obtained 10 of 30 Microsoft Surfaces.

“It’s only a blessing that everybody’s simply giving again to the neighborhood and never simply our small neighborhood but in addition again to the islands and public faculties round,” stated Chalei Reid, a pupil at Kahuku Excessive College.

“We don’t actually have that more money, I suppose you might say, that we will simply purchase a laptop computer, so the laptops that they’ve given us, simply offers us extra alternatives to be taught,” stated Kingsley Ah You, one other Kahuku pupil.

For Microsoft, it’s about with the ability to attain out to communities by way of partnerships like these to assist convey optimistic change with expertise.

“The Polynesian neighborhood is extraordinarily vital to me as properly, my Uncle Jack Thompson has been a beacon for me for respect, religion, household, self-discipline and love,” stated James Bernstrom, Microsoft head of sports activities advertising and marketing for NFL.

“It’s superb how expertise has helped me in life, and so I adore it when the mayor stated even one factor might create some actual optimistic change. In order that’s vital to be part of.”

The 2022 Polynesian Bowl is ready to be aired on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on the CBS Sports activities Community.

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