Continental Pacific, a land development company based on the North Shore, donated $5,000 to the Kahuku football program on Tuesday.
The money is to support the school’s trip to Nevada to play Bishop Gorman on Sept. 17.
Continental Pacific partner Reynolds Henderson challenged other companies to match the donation by contacting Gillian Yamagata at the Kahuku Athletic Department. The school reports that it has raised $15,000 so far.
The Gaels, who are ranked No. 4 in the country, came to Hawaii and beat Saint Louis 52-40 in 2012. A Hawaii school has not visited Bishop Gorman since Randy Cadiente, Onosai Tanuvasa and the Farrington Governors traveled to Nevada and beat the Gaels 26-7 in 1968.
“We are looking forward to and preparing for the challenge and look at it as another championship.” Kahuku coach Vavae Tata said in a release. “We are very appreciative to Reynolds and Continental Pacific for stopping by with this generous donation. Competing against another great team is an excellent way to sharpen your game. Additionally, it will give the Red Raider players exposure to a national audience where they can display their skills.”