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$100,000 from Murayamas Funds Wahine Sand Volleyball Team and Student-Athlete Success

$100,000 from Murayamas Funds Wahine Sand Volleyball Team and Student-Athlete Success

HONOLULU –Jared and Donna Murayama have pledged $100,000 to support the Wahine Sand Volleyball team and facilities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Athletics Department. In recognition of the Murayama’s generosity, the Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach's office has been named "Murayama Ohana! Cara, Jaimie, Donna and Jared. Aloha and Go Bows!"

Ben Jay said, “Private support like this generous investment from the Murayamas spurs growth in quality, compliance, and competitive success. We are most grateful to the Murayamas and our other generous donors for investing in our student-athletes’ success and the athletic programs that enrich our community.”

Hawaii Gymnasts Represent US at World Championships

Hawaii Gymnasts Represent US at World Championships

By: Taylor Preza

Three local gymnasts recently competed at the USA Gymnastics National Team Selection Camp in Huntsville, Texas (the USA Gymnastics Olympic Training Center) and won international assignments.

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.”

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

We Get ‘Em! Community fundraiser to save UH Athletics announced

On the eve of the University of Hawaii football team’s 2014 season opener, a grassroots community group today announced the launch of We Get ‘Em!, a fundraising campaign to support University of Hawaii athletics. The campaign is led by longtime UH athletics supporters Don Murphy of Murphy’s Bar & Grill, Raymond Noh of Noh Foods, and Kurt Osaki of Osaki Creative, who made the announcement at a press conference earlier this morning. We Get ‘Em! came together as a result of people and organizations throughout the state standing up to support UH sports and its student athletes. 

“UH fans have immense pride!” said Noh. “Upon hearing of the financial challenges that the UH Athletics Department is facing, supporters throughout the state were looking for ways they could personally help the situation.”

Keenan Sue Named Punahou Head Baseball Coach

Keenan Sue Named Punahou Head Baseball Coach

Keenan Sue ’97 has been appointed as head baseball coach for Punahou School. A former professional baseball player with the Fargo-Moorehead Redhawks in North Dakota, Sue served as Punahou’s junior varsity assistant coach from 2005 – 2011. As head coach, he is responsible for overseeing teams from the intermediate through varsity levels.

“I’m excited for this opportunity to return to Punahou, where athletics go beyond the baseball field. It’s about learning, growing and teamwork. I’m looking forward to working with the students to become the best on and off the field,” said Sue.

Ready, Set, Glow at the Inaugural Ward Village NiteRun

Ready, Set, Glow at the Inaugural Ward Village NiteRun