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Honolulu Fundraiser to Benefit Students Pursuing Maritime Careers
(VALLEJO, CA – May 2, 2013) – The Capt. David "Kawika" Lyman Memorial Scholarship Fund Committee and The California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) will hold their 2013 fundraising event in Honolulu on May 23, 2013.
The event will be 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Aloha Tower Pier-side Stage and is timed to coincide with The California Maritime Academy Training Ship Golden Bear’s arrival in Honolulu during the 2013 training cruise. The program which benefits the Captain David Lyman Scholarship Endowment at Cal Maritime will feature live music, food and more.
The Dave Lyman Memorial Scholarship Endowment provides four years of scholarship assistance for students from Hawaii attending Cal Maritime. Hawaii is second only to the State of Washington in the number of non-California students it sends to Cal Maritime each year. The endowment was established in 2007 to honor Captain Lyman, a 1965 Cal Maritime graduate and founder of the Hawaii Harbor Pilots Association. Lyman died in January 2006 during a pilot assignment on the island of Kauai.
The first Dave Lyman Scholarship recipient was Eric Deer from Honolulu, who graduated last year from Cal Maritime. A graduate of Punahou School, Deer received a BS degree in Maritime Transportation and said the tuition assistance had been an inspiration to him.
“Captain Lyman was so important to the Hawaiian maritime industry,” said Deer, who was on the water polo team and a member of the Pacific Islander Club at Cal Maritime. “Receiving the Dave Lyman Scholarship really motivated me and inspired me to work harder so I can represent both Hawaii and Capt. Lyman well."
“The idea of helping young people out, getting ahead, and realizing their dreams…I can’t say enough about how good that makes all of us on the Lyman Memorial Scholarship Board feel,” said Cal Maritime Class of 1987 alumnus Capt. Ed Enos, a Hawaii Harbor Pilot and Vice President of the Dave Lyman Memorial Scholarship Board. “I know Dave would be proud of everything that we have worked for to honor his memory and provide scholarships to help students from the State of Hawaii learn new skills so vital to Hawaii’s maritime trade and transportation industry.”
Corporate sponsorships are available for the event. Those interested in sponsoring the event or purchasing individual tickets should visit www.davelyman.com or may contact "Leilani" Perchan at (808) 848-1259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.