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Shane Vitorino Foundation Batting Cage


L to R:  Chad Goodfellow, Edward Roybal, Shane Victorino, and Stephen Leis.

On November 16, 2015 friends and family of Maui’s own Shane Victorino (Los Angeles Angels outfielder) joined together for the Blessing and Dedication Ceremony of the Shane Victorino Batting Cage at Kalama Park in Kihei, Maui. 
In November 2014, the idea surfaced and GBI in partnership with the Dorvin Leis, Co. made Shane’s vision become a reality.  They collaborated on the best design suitable for the elements (e.g. weather, salt from the ocean, etc.) which resulted in the 3,100 sq. foot covered batting cage.  The facility will be maintained by the Kihei Little League.
This was the first CIP project for the Shane Victorino Foundation here on Maui and Shane is thrilled that the youth of Maui will have the use of this new facility.  In Shane’s opening remarks he expressed his desire to provide similar facilities in other communities throughout Maui County.
Congratulations to GBI’s
Ed Roybal and his team for dedicating time and effort in building the batting cage to provide a venue for our future baseball stars. 

GBI Supports "Go Red For Women" Event


Front Row, L to R: Desiree Lopes, Tia Hanchett and Corie Leal. Back Row, L to R:  JoAnn Inamasu, Brian Bormet (State DOT Airports), Marvin Moniz (State DOT Airports), Michele Souza, Michelle Arcangel and Kolyne Cabanas.

GBI continued its support of the American Heart Association’s “Go Red for Women” event held on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Kea Lani Resort in Wailea, Maui. The event is focused on simple things, such as recognizing symptoms and taking preventative measures like “taking a deep breath” when feeling stressed. All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon with great women from GBI supporting “Go Red for Women.”

4th Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than $40,000 For The Taylor Family Foundation


On Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, the California region held its annual charity golf benefit at the beautiful Ruby Hill Golf Club in Pleasanton, California. Industry leaders from all over Northern California came together for this wonderful event to help raise much-needed funds for The Taylor Family Foundation (TTFF). The event resulted in a donation of more than $40,000 to the foundation. 
With the money raised, TTFF will be able to continue to provide a summer/weekend camp experience for children living with life-threatening illnesses and disabilities, including heart and skin disease, brain tumors, autism, Celiac Disease and HIV/AIDS.

GBI Partners with Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui To 'Keep Our Keiki Cool' on Maui


L to R: Jamie Yap (Maui Waena Intermediate School Principal), Chad Goodfellow, students from Maui Waena Intermediate School, Grant Chun (State Board of Education) and Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui.

While the weather continued to bring sweltering conditions to Hawai‘i, Goodfellow Bros., Inc. and Hawai‘i Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui teamed up to bring much-needed relief to middle and intermediate public schools on Maui.
This summer brought some of the hottest days and breaking record temperatures throughout the state. Temperatures in some areas reached 104 degrees with 90 percent humidity. Unfortunately, many of the state’s schools are not equipped to endure such temperatures while maintaining a healthy learning environment for the students.
The Lieutenant Governor and Goodfellow Bros. hope that the company’s donation of 100 fans to middle schools will help make classrooms comfortable and cool. This was just the first step in getting more fans to Maui schools. Lt. Governor Tsutsui encouraged all businesses and the community to support a campaign on the GoFundMe crowdfunding website called “Keep our Keiki Cool.”
The State Department of Education, with limited funding, was overwhelmed with the need to assist schools with heat abatement issues throughout the state. Providing a safe and healthy learning environment for students and teachers was—and continues to be—a top priority.
With this public/private partnership, there was a more rapid response to support the schools. “This project was
a great way to support our community,” Chad Goodfellow said. “And it ensures that
our students and teachers
are comfortable in their classrooms.” 
Thank you to Goodfellow Bros., Inc. and Lt. Governor Tsutsui for their efforts to maintain a cool, comfortable and conducive learning environment for students and educators alike.