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Makahiki Athletic Association


2,500 Keiki Helped

In 2023, the MAA Sports Program set out to enable 1,000 children to engage in Hawaiian sports by 2024. We're thrilled to announce that we've achieved this milestone in just one year. Inspired by the resilience and determination of the athletes we assist, we've redoubled our efforts. Today, we proudly declare that we've not only met our initial goal but are committed to extending our reach to every child in Hawaii!"

Our Purpose

The aim of the MAA is to promote, direct, supervise, and regulate cultural athletic programs in which participants receive cultural education, training, and the opportunity to excel on and off the field.


Join us next year at the 2025 
Maui High School
Makahiki Championships!

Mahalo nui to our 2024 Maui High School Makahiki Championship Sponsors:

Maui County OED

Maui High School

Na Pua O Maui

Island Ice and Water

Living Way Church

Hui O Wa'a Kaulua

Help us grow!

​Seeking Sponsors for our 2025

Maui Makahiki Championships!

Our Core Service

Cultural Sports Development

Cultural Education and History


Sports Education and Training


Competition and Awards

Imua e na Poki'i

We are dedicated to creating cultural programs that engage communities!

Forging a new future by remembering the past!

Bright Futures

Student athletes are more likely to get higher grades and aspire to attend college


Mental Health

Student athletes are less likely than non-athletes to be depressed.


Physical Health

Student athletes who play team sports are less likely to smoke cigarettes or use other illicit drugs.

Real Voices, Real Impact

Iʻve visited Maui five times and I havenʻt experienced Traditional Hawaiian Games until now! My family and I really enjoyed spear throwing and my husband couldnʻt stop!

- Mark G.

Ulu Maika In Every Home

Rolling Tradition Foward

Embrace the Past, Roll into the Future

We're on a mission to teach you how to make an Ulu Maika. We will reach into every home, school, and community across Hawaii. Why? Because we believe in the power of play to unite, educate, and perpetuate our rich Hawaiian heritage.

Stay tuned!


Latest News

Mahalo to our 2024 Maui High School Makahiki Championships Sponsors!

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