Kahuku and Campbell are getting makeovers.
Step by step, school by school, long overdue renovations are underway that will benefit football, soccer, and track and field student-athletes. Kahuku waited decades for funding to materialize, practicing on a flood-prone field. The push from community and State Rep. Sean Quinlan led to the project, which began on Monday. Nearly $10 million was released by Gov. David Ige.
“Four years ago, before I was first elected, I knocked on doors in Koolauloa to ask what the community wanted,” Quinlan wrote on social media. “The answer was clear — a new track and field for Kahuku High, and significant drainage improvements.”
Quinlan added that construction begins with dry well servicing and a retaining wall. Construction of the field is slated for February, but the postponed football season is expected to begin in the same time frame.
At Campbell, $6.3 million was released by Gov. Ige for improvements to the track and field. The community and State Sen. Kurt Fevella waited years for the project.