At HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, "Life matters" is in our DNA. If something matters to you, it matters to us, because we believe life is about people helping people. That's why we love to support our Hawaii communities by investing in people, their hopes, and their dreams.

Special moments are shared best through stories. So tell us your Life matters experience! How is your high school team making a real difference in your community? How does it show "heart" away from the game? If selected, your athletic team will win a $1,000 contribution to your school's team or athletic department!

Two winning teams will be spotlighted for their Life matters efforts, with each team receiving $1,000. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the end of the fall and winter sport seasons.


Tell us your story via:

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Tips on submitting your nomination

• Make sure to include the school and sport being nominated.

• Describe how your team made a difference in the community.

• Include events or activities your team participated in that made an impact.

• How did the experience(s) benefit not only the community, but your team as well.

Nominations will be accepted on a rolling basis, with deadlines of Nov. 25, 2018 for the Fall award and Feb. 8, 2019, for the Winter.

By submitting a Life matters Award nomination, nominator accepts that ScoringLive and HawaiiUSA may modify or use any part of this nomination for advertising and promotional purposes, free of charge and without review, notification or approval.

2017-18 WINNERS

Pahoa Football

The boys on the football team have a multitude of things for their community throughout the school year, even as recently as this past Wednesday, when they cancelled their athletic banquet to help cook meals and serve food to about 300 people displaced by the ongoing lava activity on Hawaii island. Earlier in the school year they helped serve water, escort the elderly, and also handled setup and cleanup at a Women's Night Out with 1,400 in attendance. They also participated in unified sports events, playing basketball and running track with kids with special needs.

Pahoa Girls Volleyball

The girls volleyball team served as peer mentors for volleyball girls in 3rd to 8th grade, helped a local booster club with a dinner and vegan luncheon to raise $8,000 in scholarship money for Pahoa High seniors, and also put on a food drive and gave the donations away to two churches in the Pahoa community.

Both teams also joined forces with to put on a 6th grade Fun Day for students of Pahoa and Keonopoko Elementary.

2016-17 WINNERS

Nanakuli Football
Waipahu Football

2015-16 WINNERS

Farrington Football
Mililani Girls Soccer

2014-15 WINNERS

Leilehua Cheerleading
Mid-Pacific Softball
Mid-Pacific Boys Soccer

2013-14 WINNERS

Mililani Football
Kailua Softball
Hilo Girls Basketball