The scholarship money went to 2014 Molokai High School seniors aspiring to attend college and earn a degree in one of the following areas: environmental studies, sustainable farming or health.
In addition, the intent of the event is to promote Molokai farmers who grow organic, sustainable, GMO-free food and drinks. It also promotes traditional health practitioners and emphasize healthy environment, lifestyle, and families — from keiki to kūpuna.
This year, the second annual Grassroots Benefit Concert on Molokai will take place tomorrow, July 5, at Duke Maliu Park in Kaunakakai from 6-10 p.m. Pre-sale tickets for $5 are available at Paddlers’ Inn, Something For Everybody, Mana’e Goods N Grindz and Kualapuu Market. At the gate tickets are $10 with $1 donations requested for those ages 3-17. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
The concert will feature music from Napua Grieg, the Kapu System and Koa Hewahewa and his band.
People can also support this event by purchasing a one-of-a-kind uniquely designed Grassroots Benefit Concert tote bag for $12. There will only be a limited amount at the event. One hundred percent of the proceeds goes toward the Grassroots Fund to help sustain this event for many years to come.
This year’s logo was designed by keiki artist, Kahale Naehu-Ramos.
The MOM Hui — a statewide grassroots group of forward-thinking mothers who advocate for protecting the health, wellbeing, and safety of all children, founded in May 2013 — spearheads this event. Leading this organization is Grassroots Benefit committee composed of 30 Molokai community members.
The MOM Hui is also currently under the fiscal sponsorship of Hawaii SEED, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, who support cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable farming practices for Hawaii communities.