HONOLULU, Hawai‘i - Volcom Hawai‘i was recognized on the Senate floor for their philanthropy and deep commitment to Hawai‘i’s communities. Volcom is an international surf, skate, and snowboard brand, founded in 1991, and Volcom Hawai‘i represents this company’s leadership here in the islands. Professional surfers Dave Riddle, Dave Wassel, Tai Vandyke, Kaimana Henry, and Kawai Lindo were on hand to accept the Certificate of Recognition.

For the past eight years, Volcom Hawai‘i has invested in the people with their “Hawai‘i Gives Back Program” and their Sustainability Programs, whereby a portion of the sales from Volcom Hawai‘i products and the proceeds from the Volcom Pipe Pro goes towards. This year at Volcom Pipe Pro they presented a $60,000 check to the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i and a $16,000 check to the Live Like Sion Memorial Fund. To date, Volcom has donated a total of $450,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Hawai‘i, Sunset Beach Elementary, and the Live Like Sion Foundation.

Sustainability is an official part of their mission statement and Volcom participates with Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i to produce a Deep Blue Certified Event, which meets sustainability criteria for running a surf event.

Hawai‘i is the center of surfing and the Senate commended Volcom’s contributions to the youth of Hawai‘i, and for being inspirational and representative of good stewards of our land and ocean.

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