Max Holloway Wins UFC Grand Prize
November 11 – The UFC announced on Wednesday that Waianae’s Max Holloway is the 2021 recipient of the Forrest Griffin Community Award.
The award recognizes a UFC athlete for their volunteer and charitable work.
Holloway received a donation of $ 25,000 to a charity of her choice through Toyo Tires.
“Max is not only an amazing athlete, but he’s also a great role model who enjoys giving back to his community,” UFC President Dana White said in a press release. “Max does a great job of giving a positive example of how athletes can use their platforms to raise awareness about charity, while helping those less fortunate. It is an honor to present him with this award.”
Holloway partnered with Shane Victorino of Maui and WSL champion Carissa Moore for the ALL4Hawaii Challenge during the pandemic to raise money for food banks in Hawaii and Maui.
Holloway provided a private training session and dinner for the winner of an auction that raised $ 50,000.
In July, Holloway raised $ 21,000 for the Hawaii Food Bank by auctioning off his UFC 251 combat gear in Abu Dhabi.
He continues to work as a Global Ambassador for the Hawaii Foodbank and also has his own e-commerce platform, with a percentage of his post-fight merchandise sales being distributed to the Hawaii Foodbank.
Funds raised through campaigns involving Holloway have provided more than 200,000 meals to Hawaiian families in need.