State of Play Hawai’i

September 12, 2019  • Sports & Society Program

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The State of Play Hawai‘i is the Aspen Institute’s first assessment of an entire U.S. state and its eighth overall community report. In partnership with the Lili‘uokalani Trust, this report assesses the sports landscape for kamali‘i (youth) across the state, with a particular eye to Native Hawaiian youth. The Sports & Society Program of the Aspen Institute produced this State of Play report by analyzing the youth sport ecosystems in each of Hawai‘i’s four counties through the lens of our eight strategies, or “plays,” highlighted in our seminal 2015 report,Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game. Our findings were informed by interviews with stakeholders who have a hand in shaping the sports landscape of Hawai‘i, and were guided by a task force comprised of local leaders. The report was released in September 2019.