Message with a punch: Golden Gloves nonprofit urges Kona kids to fight for education

  • Golden Gloves founder Timothy Williams and dive instructor Allyson Goddard cheer on Lily Hamar Thursday at Hawaii Montessori School in Kona.

  • Mokulele Pilot Shawn Krcma talks to keiki about his job Thursday at Hawaii Montessori School in Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Dive instructor Allyson Goddard talks to keiki about her job.

  • Golden Gloves founder Timothy Williams talks to keiki about the importance of education Thursday at Hawaii Montessori School in Kona. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Timothy Williams talks to keiki Thursday at Hawaii Montessori School in Kona about the importance of education. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Thursday at Hawaii Montessori School in Kona, Golden Gloves founder Timothy Williams asks Wyatt Hill what he would like to be when he grows up. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Shawn Krcma and Allyson Goddard were once young children with big dreams. Now a pilot and a scuba diving instructor, the two professionals hope to inspire the future generation to follow their own passions as they grow up.