Coaching for Community
For Island Sotheby’s International Realty’s own, Penni Egger, spreading her aloha to her local community does not stop at representing her clients and their cherished properties. Upon the mountain side of Makawao, Penni has spent the last nine years not only coaching but being an inspiring mentor for the children of Makawao School and Kalama Intermediate.
For this Kauai-born mom, the biggest reward in coaching her volleyball teams is the personal growth, she feels in her heart, the kids gain.
“they learn to be a team... they make new friends... and they have an introduction to sports...”.
Penni is introducing these kids to the bigger community and giving them a chance to become great friends, students, and athletes. A personal commitment such as this is something that fuels Penni’s love and belief in the kids she coaches.
When asked about her team’s biggest successes so far she immediately thought of the two most memorable. She remembers coaching her novice kids all the way up to their fifth grade second-place in the end of the year tournament and her high school team from King Kekaulike taking first place in the MIL championship. Witnessing her team blossom into close friends was worth more than any reward,
“I think Volleyball is unique because it allows you to improve personally and with your teammates”.
For Penni, it was not the greatness of the trophy she remembers but the smiles on her girl’s faces as they thanked their Coach Penni.
Penni is not the only one that gains lifelong lessons from giving her time to the kids. She knows these kids gain more than a competitive outlet. The value of teamwork is something Penni sees growing from each child. She also sees their bravery in trying new things and learning to be proud of themselves,
“it is about the success and confidence they will take to their next step in life”.
Island Sotheby's International Realty
3628 Baldwin Ave, Makawao, Hawaii, 96768