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22nd Annual Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation Awards Dinner & Silent Auction

The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation
22nd Annual Awards Dinner and Fundraiser 

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This is usually a sold out event so please book your dinners early.

Registration will close on August 27th for the August 31st event.

Enjoy a five star gourmet dinner buffet, bid on our fabulous Silent and Live Auction items and socialize with your friends in an elegant setting.  Best of all, celebrate this years’ awardees, meet our Island Heroes and hear their amazing stories. 

The Silent Auction will start at 4:30 PM and the Awards Dinner will start promptly at 6:00 PM.

Music will be provided by Dennis Pascubillo

The Awards Dinner and Program will end at 9:00 PM and Silent Auction items will be available for pickup at this time.

The Dance Band Vizion 20/20 will provide outstanding dance music from 9:00 PM until 11:00 PM

Parking is complimentary - if you utilize Valet Service we ask that you consider a gratuity.

A special room rate is available for the four day weekend.


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 More info at or phone: 325-5456


About The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation
"In the memory of one lost life, others have been saved."

In 1997, 25-year-old Danny Sayre hiked to the back of Pololu Valley on the Big Island, near Kapaloa Falls, to visit the place he called his "cathedral." Tragically, that visit was Danny's last.

His devastated parents, Frank Sayre and Laura Mallery-Sayre, could only watch helplessly, as multiple attempts to rescue their son's body from a 500-foot fall to the valley floor below, failed. "That's when three men from the Fire Department volunteered to move forward with the mission, knowing that they were putting their own lives in danger," recalls Laura. The rescue occurred in such a narrow and densely forested location that tree limbs were shredded by the helicopter's rotors as two firefighters courageously plumetted into the canyon to retrieve Daniel's body, steps from Kapaloa.

"We decided that a memorial fund honoring the Hawaii County Fire Department was the best way to show our gratitude," says Frank. Seventeen years later, Frank and Laura have organized sixteen annual ceremonies that honor heroes within the department, like the men who personified bravery and compassion in one of their darkest hours. The community has valiantly supported their cause with donations exceeding 1 million dollars, which are used exclusively to purchase rescue equipment required by the Fire Department. In the memory of one lost life, others have been saved.

Event Properties

Event Date 08-31-2019 4:30 pm
Event End Date 08-31-2019 8:30 pm
Location Fairmont Orchid

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