Hele Ewa Beach Station Earmarks a Portion of Gasoline Sales
from Sunday, May 28, to Saturday, June 10,
to Support James Campbell High School Saber Marching Band
Ewa Beach, Hawaii — When Par Hawaii employees learned about the James Campbell High School Saber Marching Band’s urgent need to raise funds to represent Hawaii in the National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C., it was a no-brainer to support the band.
“We were all in and wanted to support them in whatever way we could,” said John Peyton, vice president – Hawaii retail. “Many of our refinery employees are Campbell High School alumni or have children who are attending the school. It was the right thing to do as a neighbor.”
A sponsor was unable to fulfill its pledge and the refinery and the Hele team wanted to step in to do their part to help out the marching band. The cost for the trip is estimated to be $3,500 per student and there are 80 students traveling for this event — a total of nearly $300,000.
Hele will earmark a portion of gasoline sales from its 24-hour Hele Ewa Beach station, at 91-1669 Fort Weaver Road, over a two-week period to support the JCHS Band Boosters, a nonprofit organization. Campbell High School students, parents, and other others in the community are encouraged to visit the Hele Ewa Beach from this Sunday, May 28to Saturday, June 10. Supporters may also download the Hele app to receive more information and find the Hele station location.
“We appreciate what Par Hawaii and Hele are doing to support our kids,” said Judy Au, drafter at the Kapolei refinery, who has worked there for the past 27 years. Her son plays the trombone in the James Campbell High School Saber Marching Band. “This gives us hope that all students can still go on our trip and proudly represent Hawaii at our nation’s capital.”
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