NEWS UPDATE

GAME PLAN FOOTBALL ACADEMY 2011 canceled and RESCHEDULED FOR 2012

  • Based on program conflicts and unforeseen variables, it has become necessary to cancel Game Plan Football Academy 2011.  Game Plan Football Academy will resume and be rescheduled for next year, 2012.  On behalf of Education-1st, we apologize for the inconvenience.  We look forward to serving another great program for student athletes who desire to graduate with a college degree putting education a priority. (April 2011)

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GAME PLAN RUGBY ACADEMY TEAM SET for NEW NEW ZEALAND, JUNE 2011

On behalf of Education-1st, we congratulate the following recipients for being selected to travel to New Zealand on June 10-17, 2011 for the Rugby International Exchange Program.

  • *Fonoivasa Mataafa
  • *Raymond Sekona
  • *Devin-Jackson Kawewehi
  • *Isaiah Chinen
  • *Psalm FP Wooching
  • *Steven Vave Jr.
  • *Jaudana Mahoni
  • *Israel Nearman
  • *Joshua Nearman
  • *Tamatasi Paogofie-Buyten
  • *Pita Hik0
  • *D’Vairo Auelua-Notoa
  • *Kevin Trent Perry, Coach

We appreciate all those that participated in the 1st annual Game Plan Rugby Academy held on the island of Oahu and Kona, Hawaii.  Over 150 student athletes participated and learned rugby skills from New Zealand Coaches, USA Rugby Head Coach, Ed O’ Sullivan and USA professional Rugby Players. We thank the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational Cultural Affairs, Sports United Division for providing the funding for the Academy.  We also thank the Hawaii National Guard for their volunteerism and support.

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Education-1st is a not-for-profit 501c3 Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) dedicated to motivating youth and their families to go to college, giving them the confidence to graduate with a college degree, and encouraging them to contribute back to their communities.

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O Ke Kahua Mamua, Mahope Ke Kulu-First the Foundation and then the Building, Mary Kawena Pukui

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