About Us

A "Hiki No" video created by Maui High School ACOM, of the life and legacy of Jrew Kupono Viela, and the All PONO Sports Organization.

 

WHO WE ARE...

All PONO is a noprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization—created in 2007—after Founders, Jon and Maile Viela, lost their three year old son, Jrew Kūpono, in a tragic accident.  Jon, Maile, and their two other children—Jrae and Jai—felt it was important to turn their grief into something positive, and thus All PONO was born.


WHAT WE DO...

Through All PONO's athletic clubs, programs, services, and events, we strive to instill PONO...Do What Is Right! values through sports.  What started as two softball teams grew to over 250 players, 75 coaches and team moms, and 500 parents and volunteers, participating in club softball and baseball programs, on the islands of Maui and Lana'i.


WHY WE DO IT...

We seek to guide and direct youth development by providing positive character building environments for our membership, meaningful contributions to our community—producing effective and productive citizenship. 

 

 

All PONO Board

 

JON VIELA, President

Father of Jrew Kupono, Jon is currently the Athletic Director at Kamehameha Schools—Maui Campus, and has been involved in athletics his entire life.  Jon’s passion is to provide opportunities for youth to become wholesome individuals through athletics.

 

MAILE VIELA, Vice-President/Treasurer

Mother of Jrew Kupono, Maile is currently a Counselor at Waiheʻe Elementary School.  Maile has dedicated her life to all youth, providing love, guidance, and life leassons to foster a bright future.

 

JO-ANN RIDAO, Director

Jo-Ann has worked as a community leader in Maui County for over forty years.  As the Executive Director of Lokahi Pacific, she strived to improve the lives of Maui’s challenged population by developing low-income housing and other programs.  She retired as the Director of Housing and Human Concerns from the County of Maui in 2015.

 

MARK VAUGHT, Director

Mark is the Operations Manager for the East Maui Irrigation Company.  He has dedicated his life to youth programs, including serving as the Chairmain of the Maui Farm Board of Directors, and as a coach of All Pono Softball since its inception.  He is the Kamehameha Schools—Maui Varsity Softball Coach.  Mark’s three daughters all participate in All Pono Softball.

 

PETER DELIMA, Director

Peter is a Captain with the Maui Police Department.  He volunteers much of his time to youth related activities and events, often times providing guidance to youth who are in trouble with the law.  Peter’s daughter and son both participated in All Pono athletics.

 

CRAIG OKITA, Director

 Craig is a Senior Project Manager for Hawaiian Dredging.  While playing baseball for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, and Master Degree in Business Administration.  Much of his free time is committed to the All Pono Organization, and coaching Baldwin High School Baseball.