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HOUSTON, TX (Monday, August 21, 2023) – Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, LLC is teaming up with Kona Big Wave and Anheuser-Busch to support the Maui community in its efforts to recover from the devastating wildfires that are sweeping through the island. Established as a retail program in Houston, every case of Kona Big Wave sold in August and September will provide a $0.50 per case contribution to the Hawai’i Community Foundation through the Maui Strong Fund. Consumers can also donate directly to the Maui Strong Fund via a QR code at retail displays where Kona Big Wave is sold.

“We are proud to support the community in Maui as they begin to recover from the extensive damage to homes, businesses, and wildlife,” said Camilo Rojas III, Vice President of Marketing at Silver Eagle Houston. “We are also working with local partners to expand the reach of this program.”

One of those partners is former Houston Dynamo and U.S. National Team player Brian Ching. "As a Native Hawaiian, the call to support was immediate. Though I'm in Houston, backing the fundraising endeavors for the Maui fires involves more than just assisting in recovery; it entails uniting in support of a community. Through this partner collaboration with Silver Eagle we will be able to rally resources to offer aid to those dealing with their unimaginable losses. The spirit of aloha knows no boundaries and our island's resilience is a reflection of our unity," said Ching.

“The level of generosity we’ve seen in the past few days has been truly unprecedented,” says Micah Kāne, CEO and president of the Hawaiʻi Community Foundation. “Donations to the Maui Strong Fund is bringing immediate relief to affected people and communities on communities, through partners on the ground who are providing shelter, food, showers, animal care, grief support, and other services as needs arise. A heartfelt mahalo (thank you) to Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, Kona Big Wave, Anheuser-Busch, and other donors who are stepping up to support our Maui community at such a crucial time.”


About the Hawai‘i Community Foundation

The vision of the Hawai‘i Community Foundation is to create an equitable and vibrant Hawai‘i in which all our Island communities thrive. With our more-than-105-year history, our trusted expertise, and the generous support of donors, we are working to address the root causes of our state’s most difficult challenges, including expanding access to affordable housing, conserving fresh water resources, and ensuring the healthy development of Hawaiʻi’s young children. We focus our efforts through the CHANGE Framework, which identifies six essential sectors affecting the overall well-being of these islands and its people. HCF works in communities across Hawaiʻi, with offices and staff located statewide. In 2022, HCF stewarded more than 1,100 funds, established by individuals, businesses, and organizations who share our passion for a better Hawaiʻi. We distributed over $87 million in grants to the community from funds at HCF, contracts, and private foundations statewide, including scholarships assisting more than 1,000 Hawaiʻi students. To join us in our efforts, please visit hawaiicommunityfoundation.org and follow our social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

About Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, LLC

Silver Eagle Distributors Houston, LLC is one of the largest independent beverage distributors in the nation. The company employs more than 1,000 team members, serving the metropolitan Houston-area to include the counties of Fort Bend, Montgomery, and a significant portion of Harris County. Operations include its Houston corporate office and warehouse as well as sales and service locations in Conroe, Cypress, Pasadena and Rosenberg. Silver Eagle Houston distributes a broad selection of domestic and import brands, as well as microbrews and craft beers, craft spirits and several non-alcoholic beverages and waters to approximately 10,000 businesses across greater Houston. For more information, visit silvereagle.com and check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

Media Contact

Camilo Rojas III | Silver Eagle Houston | (281) 831-7246 | [email protected]

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