For the ninth year in a row, Enterprise Holdings is donating $24,000 in scholarships to high school seniors across Hawaii, the company announced.
The car rental provider is sponsoring the Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) Hall of Honor and providing college scholarships to 12 local high school seniors. Recipients are selected based on their achievements in athletics, academics, and community service by a committee of high school administrators, athletic directors, and media.
The recipients will be honored Sunday at the annual Hawaii High School Hall of Honor Dinner, which is sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car as well as the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. The dinner raises funds to support nearly 100 high schools and more than 35,000 student athletes across the state. This year’s keynote speaker will be Hawaii’s own Kevin Wong, a three-time All-American indoor volleyball player at UCLA and beach volleyball Olympian.
“The qualities these student athletes embody — a solid work ethic, strong ethical principles, and a commitment to serve others — align with the founding values that drive our employees and guide our business every day,” Chris Sbarbaro, vice president of sales and marketing for Enterprise Holdings in Hawaii, said in a statement. “These women and men have all the tools for continued success in the future, and we’re excited to provide the support and recognition they deserve along the way.”
Approximately 1,200 Enterprise, National and Alamo employees currently work at more than 75 car rental locations throughout Hawaii. In 2018 alone, the regional Enterprise Holdings operation in Hawaii and the Enterprise Holdings Foundation will collectively donate more than $600,000 to Hawaiian programs and sponsorships, including the United Way and the HHSAA, among others.