In partnership ScoringLive, we created the “Life matters Award” to recognize a public or private school athletic team that embodies a winning spirit, both on and off the field, while striving to make real differences in their community. With the award, HawaiiUSA also presents the winning school’s athletic department with a check for $1,000. Congratulations to all the award-winning student-athletes!

To see other past winners, as well as instruction on how to apply, visit: https://scoringlive.com/lifematters

Pictured above: Philip Rapozo, Kapaa High School Football Coach, Kapaa High School Football Team, Karl Yoneshige, HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union President & CEO; and Mel Chiba, Kauai Community Federal Credit Union President & CEO (retired)

Spotlight on: 2019 Winners - Kapa'a High School Football Team

Kapa‘a High School Football Team was selected to be the 2019 “Life matters Award” winners for their cleanup efforts following the April 2018 record-setting rainfall and flooding that devastated the island of Kauai, particularly in the Hanalei area. In the aftermath of the storms and flooding, the Aloha School Early Learning Center and Wai‘oli Hui‘ia Church were left reeling and in need of emergency repairs. The Kapa‘a High School Football Team volunteered their time and energies to restore damaged classrooms, fixtures, landscapes, and furniture, as well as being a source of some much needed optimism and relief. Their selfless actions are an example that other students, as well as adults alike, should be proud to follow.