Waikiki Community Center coordinates unique events throughout the year to raise unrestricted funds for our programs and services.
2013 Na Mea Makamae o Waikiki
September 20, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort & Spa
Waikiki Community Center will hold the 2013 Na Mea Makamae o Waikiki gala event at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa's Coral Ballroom. Come and enjoy dinner and great deals through our silent and live auction items featuring designer bags, fabulous travel destinations (domestic and international hotels and air) and unique gifts!
Download the 2013 Na Mea invitation and table sales reservation form by clicking below.
The 28th Annual WCC Duke Kahanamoku Challenge presented by Hilton Hawaiian Village and Hilton Grand Vacations took place on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Duke's Beach and Lagoon. Proceeds from this event support programs and services for families, children, and senior adults who live, work and visit Waikiki. Thousands attend this annual event with beautiful weather and great paddling conditions.
2013 Duke Challenge Honorees: Ralph Goto; Edith Van Gieson; and Aunty Rosie Lum for their contributions to the water and ocean sports world in Hawaii.
Event Chairperson: Jon Conching, VP Sales & Marketing, Hilton Hawaiian Village. Honorary Chair: Jerry Gibson, Hilton Hawaiian Village
The Duke Kahanamoku Challenge is a fun, family and corporate event for the whole community, all ages! First established in 1985 as a community service project by the Waikiki Jaycees, the event is now positioned as the signature sports fundraising event benefiting the Waikiki Community Center (WCC). This year marks the event's 28th year anniversary with lots of exciting and fun activities and entertainment planned. Fun for the whole family, mark your calendar now. Local businesses, hotels, and community groups are invited to participate in the day of fun and competition which includes:
2012 Duke Challenge Honorees, Surfing Legends: Paul Strauss Jr., Fred Hemmings, Joey Cabell & Butch Van Artsdalen (posthumous). Duke's Surf Team, pictured here.
The fee to sponsor a 12-person team (6 to canoe, 6 to compete in Makahiki Game) includes lunch, snacks, all entrance fees and an event t-shirt for each team member is $600 a team when paid by January 5, 2012 or $650 after. Stand-Up Paddle Relay is by invitation only and $600 per team of four.
Mahalo to the wonderful entertainers who are sharing their aloha and talent at this year's event: Raiatea Helm, Darren Benitez, Melveen Leed, Waipuna, Royal Hawaiian Band, Manoa Madness & more!
Fun and excitment planned! See you April 13, 2014 for the Duke Kahanamoku Beach Challenge at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and Beach, 9am-3pm. Free admission! Visit the Waikiki Marketplace for unique crafts and gifts, food booth, fun for the whole family!
Visitor Industry Charity Walk, 3rd Saturday in May each year
Form a team and join WCC staff and members for the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk (VICW). This event is held the 3rd Saturday of each May starting at McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park at 7:00 a.m. Leisure walk through Waikiki stopping to enjoy the many treats and snacks provided by the hotels, shops and sponsors along the 6-mile walk. Start collecting pledges to fulfill the $35 registration fee and turn in at WCC office. Lots of fun and helping the thousands of charities in Hawaii! Call Jeff at WCC (808) 923-1802 for a race packet.