Raffle tickets for a new Kai Wa'a canoe - Fundraiser for the Dolan brothers

Kai Waa is raffling a Hawaii made Pegasus or Scorpius (Your choice if you win) to help raise money for Pat and Ryan Dolan as they pursue their dreams of representing USA/Hawaii in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Pat and Ryan are Hawaii born paddlers who paddle for Lanikai Canoe Club on Oahu.

Each ticket is $5 and may be purchased at the following locations/times:

• Kaua’i world championships (Saturday 4/11) – Mary Bartlett (808)652-0665
• Double Maliko in Maui (Saturday 4/11) – Peter Konohia (808)283-9299

You may also purchase tickets by sending check or cash to:

Ann Dolan
115 Kuuala Street
Kailua, HI 96734

Make checks payable to HCKT and write “For Pat and Ryan Dolan” on the memo section of the check. Also, make sure your name and phone number is somewhere on the check so that you may be notified if you win.

The cut-off date for purchasing tickets is Wednesday 4/29. The winner will be announced on www.kaiwaa.com the week following the Kaiwi channel relay.

Support Pat and Ryan as they represent all of us from the outrigger community.

Submitted by pkonohia on Sun, 04/05/2009 - 10:05pm

Awesome! Count me in.

#1 Mon, 04/06/2009 - 12:33pm

Anybody know who won this?

#2 Thu, 05/07/2009 - 11:03am

When do they plan to pull da name out of da hat for the raffle prize?

#3 Thu, 05/07/2009 - 11:52am

I am sending a check today for $100.00:) To late for the raffle, but want to help out these fabulous young men reach their goals.

#4 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 9:46am

Great Paddlers.....

But, most important, GREAT KIDS!! Awesome supportive mom as well.

My $100 is in the mail as well. Good luck boys. Last summer Ryan got a close second in Russia in some Jr. World meet.

Paddling Ohana....now is the time to step up to the plate. I challenge you guys to match Terry and my $100. Common, lets go.....


#5 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:20am

kden, I went send mines. Mahalo for reminding me, for I went forget.

#6 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:29am

mahalo koacanoe....

#7 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 10:35am

How awesome is it when our community does stuff like this?
Makes me feel good to be a part of such a wonderful ohana.

#8 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 11:29am

Yep...especially Kai Bartlet. Stepped up big time. I hope that if anyone out there is planning on buying a new OC1, and cannot make up your mind on what boat to buy, remember what Kai just did and consider buying a Scorpius or Pegasus.


#9 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 12:31pm

What is the financial goals or ballpark figure of what they need to raise in order to fund their way to 2012 ? I imagine it must be quite a lot considering all the international competitions. I read USA Canoe and Kayak Team (USACK) won't be providing any funding this year and it appears tenuous as to the organizations financial status to support these athletes in the near future as well...

Below is a notice on their website...

IMPORTANT UPDATE for Senior Sprint Athletes
Gerald Babao - USA Canoe/Kayak April 20, 2009

As of today’s date we do not have funding to support our participation in any of this year’s international competitions. If this remains the case through the time we conduct our team trials, we will proceed to plan our World Cup trip on the basis of 100% athlete self-funding. Prepayment of the estimated cost of the trip will be required with acceptance of any earned team position consistent with our approved selection procedure.

The Athlete Agreement that will be executed with the National Team members this year is now available on our website, HERE. Please review this and address any questions to the Executive Director since the High Performance Director position is presently vacant. The agreement is essentially the same as in prior year’s with some editing to clarify points that have been asked about in the past.

There is a small amount of Direct Athlete Support available from USOC for our sprint program this year. The amount is expected to be less than $20,000. The allocation of this Direct Athlete Support will be determined by USOC in consultation with USA Canoe/Kayak following the completion of the World Cup tour which will end on June 7, 2009 in Szeged, Hungary. Determinations will be based on Olympic event results in the World Cups and assessments of individual athletes’ potential for success in this year’s Sprint World Championships and potential to medal at subsequent World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games. The distribution of this Direct Athlete Support determined after the World Cup tour and will commence following return of the team in mid-June.

#10 Fri, 05/08/2009 - 12:42pm


Thank you for your support!!! Ryan and I are in the Czech Republic finishing up racing at our first world cup event. We finished 16th overall in the k2 1000m race just today which is a great start for us. We have been getting faster and more comfortable after every race, so we are stoked and are working on walking up the world rankings in the races to come. The international competition here is like the tahitians at world sprints. Fast!!!!!!! It is so important for us to race here and get the experience. We can't thank you all enough for your help. We will keep the updates coming.


Dolan Bros

#11 Sat, 05/09/2009 - 9:24am

According to Ann Dolan the fundraising effort gathered over the $10,000 goal and due to the generousity of the paddling community additional donations continue to come in! Bobby Yoza, coach for Lanikai girls, donated a large amount (more chances to win) and his name was drawn at the Rhino Relay finish.

#12 Sun, 05/10/2009 - 11:15am

Wow..over $10,000!! Great job.

Pat...thanks for the update and good luck. Kick some a$$ up there.


#13 Mon, 05/11/2009 - 10:09am

Bobby's definitely a class act! Not jus for the donation but just as a father and person in general.

To finish 16th is amazing for two athletes who havent been training in kayaking for that long relative to the European counterparts. Those Europeans are FAST! The crowd support is amazing - damn, if we had half that level of support and passion in paddling here by the larger community, news media, and gov't, jus imagine the possibilities -

Check out the crowds. the colors, the flags, feel the energy!

#14 Mon, 05/11/2009 - 12:01pm

Thank You Very Much to all of the paddlers who have supported us! Outrigger Paddlers like yourselves keep us motivated to try and reach the top of the kayaking world, it is a whole new level. Without many of you this would not be possible. Please check our website for info and updates!


Ryan Dolan

#15 Tue, 05/12/2009 - 1:26am

was jus checkin out Eckharts website when I saw this about the Dolan brothers kayakin - cool to see them together on that fast K-2

#16 Thu, 05/21/2009 - 9:19am

so smooth, even waterline... unreal

#17 Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:30am

brah...had chicken skin watching those guys. Was smooth, smooth...awesome to watch. I wish them well.

Pat/Ryan...give us updates. Let us know where you at, and how you guys hanging. Also, send pictures of some Russian Babes!!


#18 Thu, 05/21/2009 - 10:43am

Aloha everyone, we are currently in Poland. We will do our best to keep our blog updated with race updates and news. Please stay posted and check our website for news.


#19 Fri, 05/22/2009 - 1:14am

Aloha Ryan...

Just read in this mornings Advertiser that both you and your brother were kicking it at the US trials. You guys did well. Not only the boys, but the girls as well. Awesome Hawaii...keep it up.

Where's the pictures of the Russion babes??


#20 Fri, 05/22/2009 - 8:49am

I just read that article - thanks for posting that.

Nice to see a lot of athletes from the ILH high schools are represented - Kamehameha, Punahou, Marynoll, Mid-Pac, Iolani

Congrats to all the athletes!

Below is that article from the Advertiser...

'Iolani's Anderson tops juniors in USA kayaks
Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i Canoe and Kayak Team member Giulia Anderson finished as the top junior female at the recent USA Canoe/Kayak National Team Trials in Chula Vista, Calif.

Anderson, an 'Iolani senior, won three of four K2 kayaking races with partner Katy Hill of Washington at the trials, held April 24 to 26.

Hoku Keala of Kamehameha and Rachel Fujita of Punahou teamed up to finish third in the 500-meter K2 and fourth in the 1,000-meter K2 kayaking races.

Fujita also finished seventh individually in the 500 and 1,000 finals.

Mid-Pacific's Kalei Kahookele finished seventh in the boys 500 kayak final.

All four are members of the HCKT.

In senior events, Maryknoll graduates Pat and Ryan Dolan were second in the 500 and 1,000 K2 events. Ryan was also third in the K1 open and Pat was fourth.

In the 1,000 open, Pat was second and Ryan was fourth. The Dolans were also members of the winning K4 1,000 team.

Eric Abbott, a Punahou graduate, was third in the men's K2 500 and 1,000.
Course offered to learn how to surfski, kayak

Learn to paddle a surfski or an Olympic flatwater kayak at a four-day course offered by the Hawai'i Canoe and Kayak Team.

The course will be from 9 to 11 a.m. on June 8-11 in waters fronting the Hui Nalu Canoe Club halau at Maunalua Bay in Hawai'i Kai.

The instructors will be U.S. national team kayaker Brandon Woods and HCKT head coach Robyn Singh. Correct stroke technique and kayak fundamentals will be stressed.

The cost is $120. Call 366-3005 for more information.

#21 Fri, 05/22/2009 - 10:21am

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