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Local Businesses Jump On Board to Support We Get ‘Em! Campaign

Local Businesses Jump On Board to Support We Get ‘Em! Campaign

Community momentum for the We Get ‘Em! campaign continues to grow, with local businesses pledging support for the program.  Businesses include: Murphy’s Bar and Grill, Hukilau Honolulu, Honolulu Burger Co., JJ Dolans and Pagoda Floating Restaurant.  Each business has pledged $1 for each of the following items purchased now through the end of October: glass of Kona Lager at Murphy’s, the daily special at Hukilau Honolulu, any combo meal at Honolulu Burger Co., any pizza at JJ Dolans and the buffet at Pagoda Floating Restaurant.    

“Most college sports programs face financial challenges,” said Don Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Bar & Grill and campaign co-lead. “UH sports have positively impacted all of us and we just want to do our part to help keep it alive in our community.”

Outrigger Resorts Signs on for Another Year at Highest Level of UH Athletics Sponsorship

Outrigger Resorts Signs on for Another Year at Highest Level of UH Athletics Sponsorship

Outrigger Resorts announced that it has renewed its partnership with the University of Hawaii Athletics as a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, building on nearly 21 years of support for UH student-athletes. As a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, Outrigger Resorts will be among the top tier of UH Corporate Partners. And that’s not the only thing to cheer about – UH Athletics fans can celebrate the long-time partnership with Outrigger’s FANtastic Deal, featuring special rates at select Outrigger properties until December 21, 2014.

“Our partnership with University of Hawaii Athletics is a home run given our shared commitment to help support the next generation of community leaders at the University of Hawaii,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “All of us at Outrigger are extremely proud to be a part of the UH Athletics ohana, and we look forward to continuing our successful partnership.”

Ready, Set, Glow at the Inaugural Ward Village NiteRun

Ready, Set, Glow at the Inaugural Ward Village NiteRun

 

Honolulu Little League All Stars need your help

Honolulu Little League All Stars need your help

The Honolulu Little League All Stars 12u capture the 2014 Hawaii State Little League Championship recently against very good competition from all over the state. 

With their win, they secured a berth in the Little League Western Division Championships being played in San Bernardino, California.  If successful there, the team will compete in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the Little League World Series.

It is an exciting time for the team and their families and the energy level and optimism is extremely positive.  The reality of the current moment, however, is that it is very expensive to take a team from Hawaii to the mainland to represent our state.  That is why we need your help!  We are actively soliciting donations to defray the players and coaches expenses while on this exciting journey.

Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

 Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival Draws Over 1,000 Runners from Japan and Hawaii

Over 1,000 runners, 300 traveling from Japan, participated in the second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival at Kapiolani Park on Sunday, June 1. The first place six-member team was Team Hawaii Sport Jaco Rehab, crossing the finish line in just under 2.5 hours to win the grand prize of round-trip airfare to Japan for the entire team, courtesy of lead sponsor Hawaiian Airlines. Other participants included Mayor Kirk Caldwell, Japan Consul General Toyei Shigeeda and Hawaii News Now: Sunrise weather anchor Dan Cooke. They joined student teams, corporate groups, military members and family teams on the 26.2-mile course, split into 6 legs, from Kapiolani Park to Sandy Beach and back. Team members passed a sash embedded with a microchip as each completed one or more legs of the relay-style race.

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

Mayor's Proclamation Ceremony to be Held for Second Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival

The Honolulu Ekiden Foundation will be recognized in a proclamation ceremony by Mayor Kirk Caldwell for the Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival. Now in its second year, the Honolulu Ekiden and Music event has the distinction of bringing Japan’s Ekiden tradition to Hawaii, and is the first and only marathon-length relay race and music festival event on the island. Hundreds of Japanese runners will travel to Hawaii to join kama`aina runners and share this unique Japanese event, modeled after messengers in ancient Japan who would deliver messages by passing them to another messenger until it reached its final destination. Teams of two to six people, including Hawaii high school teams, will run relay-style to promote the Japanese Ekiden tradition of team unity and spirit.

Second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival to be held on June 1, 2014

 Second annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival to be held on June 1, 2014

The Honolulu Ekiden Foundation invites you to “Ho‘ohui Pa‘ani” (be “united in play”). Last year, the Foundation brought over 900 runners of all ages together for a marathon relay race and music festival, and once again welcomes runners to register for its 2014 event on June 1. Participants are encouraged to register in two- to six-member teams before April 30 for a reduced entry fee. The registration fee includes participation in the Ekiden race and admission to the nighttime music festival at Waikiki’s Sunset on the Beach. Immediately after the Ekiden, from approximately 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, everyone is encouraged to unwind, relax and recharge as we will continue to “Ho‘ohui Pa‘ani” with a local-style food and entertainment festival. Various vendors will be selling their tasty food and drinks, with Hawaiian and Japanese entertainment (hula, music, ukulele, taiko, etc) at the Waikiki bandstand adjacent to the Ekiden finish line.