The Daniel Robert Sayre Memorial Foundation will hold a gifting ceremony for the Hawaii County Fire Department at Hapuna Beach State Park in South Kohala at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 19. The event will be held at the large pavilion on the south end of Hapuna Beach Park. All donors, committee members, county and state officials as well as the public are invited attend this meaningful event and to take time to thank the heroes in the HCFD for all that they do for their communities every day.
The Foundation will be gifting nearly $60,000 in equipment at the ceremony. The equipment includes a long range communication system for Hapuna Beach; the purchase of the system was made possible through a gift of $12,502 from the Ironman Foundation. Also to be presented will be 36 buoyancy compensator devices (used with diving equipment), diving alert systems and safety equipment, cold weather gear, automated external defibrillator’s, rescue boards, binoculars, CMC harness rescue equipment, an Emergency Medical services cell booster kit and GPS systems.
The Foundation’s Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Annual Awards Dinner and Fundraiser will be at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii at Mauna Lani Resort at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. This is the 17th dinner and fundraiser held by the Foundation. Last year’s sold-out event raised more than $100,000.