Aloha Air Cargo Sponsorship Soars at Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s Law Enforcement Torch Run

HONOLULU, HAWAI‘I – Aloha Air Cargo is going full throttle this year at Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s 44th annual State Summer Games with a generous sponsorship of monetary and in-kind donations. The company’s special ramp utility pick-up is also setting the pace of the Final Leg of the annual First Hawaiian Bank Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run at Les Murakami Stadium at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.

“We are truly blown away by Aloha Air Cargo’s sky-high sponsorship this year at the summer games,” said Nancy Bottelo, Special Olympics Hawai‘i President. “The deep-rooted commitment and support of Aloha Air Cargo touches so many aspects of Special Olympics Hawai‘i — from our operational needs to fundraising initiatives, as well as lighting up our athletes’ faces as they watch the Aloha pace car lead the way to the Law Enforcement Torch Run finish line.”

For more than 10 years, Aloha Air Cargo has been a sponsor of Special Olympics Hawai‘i, donating their time, effort and resources to shipping equipment and materials for the organization.

“Our deep respect and commitment to the local athletes of Special Olympics Hawai‘i has taken flight and we are excited to continue to support and become more involved with the organization at a deeper level,” said Lee Steele, Aloha Air Cargo President. “While we have been sponsors of SOHI for years, we are always searching for more ways to participate – and what better way than having one of our Aloha Air Cargo vehicles help lead the way as the pace car for this year’s Troy Barboza Law Enforcement Torch Run!”

Employees of Aloha Air Cargo are also helping to raise funds for Special Olympics by asking friends and family to make a donation online at

Special Olympics Hawai‘i’s mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. All services are provided at no cost to the athletes or their families.

For more information on Special Olympics Hawai‘i, please contact 808-943-8808 or visit Also, follow Special Olympics Hawai‘i on Twitter, at and on Facebook at for updates on the event.

About Special Olympics Hawai‘i
Special Olympics Hawai’i provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in nine sports, conducting more than 50 events throughout the state for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Training and competition begins at age eight, with the Young Athlete Program offered to children, ages two and a half to seven years of age.

All programs are free of charge to registered athletes, including everything from facilities, equipment, uniforms, housing and transportation as well as meals for events, awards, sports competition, training education and more.

About Aloha Air Cargo
Headquartered in Honolulu, Aloha Air Cargo delivers fast, economical and reliable transport of goods between the Hawaiian Islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Island of Hawaii. It became an independent cargo operator after the closure of Aloha Airlines passenger services in May 2008. Aloha Tech Ops is a division of Aloha Air Cargo and provides maintenance and engineering services to airlines in the State of Hawaii. Aloha Air Cargo is owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, which has been doing business in Hawaii since 2000 when it acquired Young Brothers/Hawaiian Tug & Barge. Committed to the welfare of Hawaii and strengthening the local economy, the company also acquired Hawaii Fuel Network, Maui Petroleum and Minit Stop Stores in 2006.