KTA Super Stores is continuing their Score for Scholarships program, the annual partnership with the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
Every year, KTA Super Stores support the UH Hilo Vulcans Athletic program based on per-game athletic achievements in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s softball and volleyball, and men’s baseball. The announcers at each game tell the crowd how much money is given away each time the Vulcans score or hit another qualifying mark.
In basketball, KTA donates $50 for every three-point basket the Vulcans score. Each goal in soccer wins the team a $100 donation and volleyball aces are awarded $50. For both baseball and softball, the Vulcans receive $25 for pitcher recorded strikeouts, $50 for doubles, $75 for triples, $100 for homeruns and $500 for grand slams. All donations go into the KTA Score for Scholarships Endowment Fund, which goes toward offsetting costs for tuition, room, board, books and other academic support services for student athletes. In 2013, the program raised $11,700.