KTA Super Stores has launched its annual Score for Scholarships promotion. Now through Feb. 12, shoppers can enter to win KTA gift certificates or a grand prize fly-away for four to Oahu when they purchase certain products.
Each Wednesday, two lucky customers at each KTA location will win a $50 KTA gift certificates. On Feb. 13, all remaining entries will be eligible in the drawing for an Oahu Fantasy Family Fly-Away which includes airfare on Hawaiian Airllines for four to Oahu and a three-night stay at Aulani — A Disney Resort & Spa. The grand prize winner will also receive tickets to the University of Hawaii at Hilo men’s basketball game against BYU Hawaii on Oahu, a $500 shopping spree at Ala Moana Center, rental car and admission to Hawaii’s only water park — Wet ‘N’ Wild Hawaii.
Purchasing participating products does more than give customers more chances to win prizes, it also directly supports the Score for Scholarships program. Money raised through various UH-Hilo team sports is put toward the KTA UHH Score for Scholarships Endowment Fund.
KTA donates $50 for every 3-point basket the Vulcans score during basketball. Each goal in soccer is awarded a $100 and volleyball scores $50 for each ace. During baseball and softball games, the Vulcans receive $25 for strikeouts, $50 for doubles, $75 for triples, $100 for homeruns and $500 for grand slams. All funds raised through this program are deposited into the endowment fund.
“This year’s Score for Scholarships promotion is an exciting way for customers to win great prizes while shopping for every day products,” said Tracey Yamane, KTA marketing manager. “We’re proud to continue our support of UHH student athletes so they can pursue a higher education and their passion for sports.”
Although KTA Super Stores has proudly supported UHH athletics since the 1980s, with the inception of the Score for Scholarships program in 2003, they have since donated more than $145,000 to benefit athletic scholarships at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
“We’d like to give a big mahalo to KTA Super Stores and the community for providing our hardworking student athletes with the much needed financial support,” said Dexter Irvin, University of Hawaii at Hilo athletic director.
KTA Super Stores started as a 500-square-foot grocery and dry goods store in 1916 by Koichi and Taniyo Taniguchi. The couple simply believed that their friends and neighbors needed a way to obtain necessary groceries and household items. Since then, KTA has grown under three generations of Taniguchis to a six-store chain with more than 800 employees serving the entire island of Hawaii.