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Alternate Energy is $25k presenting sponsor of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ annual ‘Bowl For Kids’ Sake’

Posted on August 30, 2013

HONOLULU (August 30, 2013)—Alternate Energy Inc. (AEI) is celebrating its 20 th year in business by giving back to the community. The solar PV company is the $25,000 presenting sponsor of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Honolulu Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser, to be held Saturday, September 7 th and Saturday, September 14 th at Aiea Bowl.

This year’s event, themed “Yo Ho Pirate Bowl,” is the 27 th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake. It aims to raise $350,000 for the organization’s youth mentoring programs statewide.

Bowl for Kids Sake is a unique, interactive fundraising concept. Each year, more than 1000 people come out with their families, friends and coworkers to participate in the fun. Teams of six bowl during a two-hour shift, while enjoying great food, entertainment and healthy competition. Participants raise money online or turn in pledges at the event and collect incentive prizes. In honor of the “Pirate Bowl” theme, all are encouraged to come dressed in pirate attire.

Bruce Ekimura, president and founder of AEI, is particularly enthusiastic about the event due to its outside-the- box approach to fundraising – Bowl for Kids’ Sake is a far cry from the traditional hotel dinner and silent auction formula. 

Noting that everyone from CEO’s to front-line employees, Bigs (volunteer mentors) and Littles (mentees) can all be seen bowling next side by side for the cause, he said, “BFKS is an interactive, fun and participatory fundraiser that’s modeled after the kinds of activities Bigs and Littles get to do together on a regular basis. It also offers an unprecedented opportunity for AEI employers to build company morale while helping the kids in our community.”

For information contact Holly Brown at or 695-4571. 

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii

Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii has enabled thousands of volunteer mentors to make a positive and lasting impact on local children simply by sharing their friendship, guidance, and support. Our mission is to help children become responsible adults by matching them with qualified volunteer mentors, contributing to better schools, brighter futures and a stronger community. National studies conclude that children who are mentored are significantly more likely to complete college and attain financial self-sufficiency. For more information, call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii at (808) 521-3811 or visit

About Alternate Energy Inc.

Alternate Energy Inc. was founded in 1993 and is one of Hawaii’s oldest solar energy companies, specializing in the design and installation of photovoltaic systems, solar water heating systems and solar attic fans. It is locally owned and operated, with offices on Oahu and Maui. The company has been a HECO Approved Contractor (Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program) since 1996. In 2011 Alternate Energy became an official Certified Mitsubishi Installer and Premier Dealer; it is the only authorized dealer based in Hawaii to provide Mitsubishi’s photovoltaic modules, including the new MLU Series. 

Alternate Energy Inc. is located at 803 Ahua St., Honolulu Hawaii 96819. Telephone: 842-5853 (Oahu) and 872-9592 (Maui); online at