Doris and her PIAA team of volunteers have tirelessly helped the Hawaiian Islands and Samoan kids secure scholarships and entrance into D1 to D3 and Junior college teams in Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Baseball and Air Rifelry (plus more sports). She's even helped student-athletes who were not enrolled out of the goodness of her heart. Her relationships with coaches across the US/Mainland from Coach Ken at the Naval Academy & Coach Manson at the University of Washington to Coach Taps at Western Oregon makes this non-profit the most beneficial for the island student-athletes. I hope she continues her good work in giving the student-athletes an opportunity to better their lives through education and athletics and to help their families too.
I will say that Doris & PIAA are what does 2 important things for the kids of the Pacific Islands. 1) it gives them a chance to get D 1 scholarships that werent available to them because of all her & PIAA's efforts to show the schools the talents of the athletes of the Pacific Islands & 2) thru this education is more available to Pacific Islands student athletes to make a better & positive way for the community.
I can't tell you how much this organization has done for Pacific Islanders. Helping the parents and coaches get the athletes names out there, finding schools that fit the athletes, providing SAT classes, Clinics for coaches, combines for athletes and all with no compensation to anyone on staff. Fantastic organization
This organization's expansive and detailed knowledge of the industry (college scholarships for student athletes) and the clients it serves allows it to bring huge benefits to its clients. The interactive nature of this organization promotes "teamwork" in order to attain goals, and therefore gives the clients the opportunity to become stakeholders and active participants in the core function of the organization as well as its successes. This group has impacted not only my son's life, but many other student athletes, in a positive and significant way. We are, and always will be, eternally grateful for the guidance and direction PIAA has given to us.
My son worked very hard in school and on the football field, but because we are over 2500 miles from the mainland USA and colleges where he can play football, he was not being recruited. PIAA not only helped him get recruited for little cost to our family, but they helped him get academically eligible with SAT workshops, helped us doing our financial aid paperwork, they got him exposure with combines and gave him a scholarship to pay for his recruiting video. This is an excellent organization and I would encourage giving. Their staff is all volunteer so the money you donate goes to the students served.
Review from Guidestar