Na Koa UH Football Club to bring new "Bowl" to HonoluluUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Alvin Katahara, (808) 956-8186
Na Koa Football Club
Na Koa Football Club
Posted: Aug 17, 2010
It’s still the pre-season, but UH Warrior football supporters will have a chance to cheer on their team and support them in a very tangible way on Tuesday, August 17. The “Na Koa Bowl,” a must-watch celebrity-filled entertainment program and fundraiser for UH football, will air on live on KFVE from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and simulcast on Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s OC16.
Before the air-date, Warrior football fans will have the opportunity to vote for their “Most Memorable Moment” in UH football history. Video of historic moments will be viewable online on the Na Koa Football Club YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/nakoafootball, where viewers will be able to vote for their favorite. The videos also will be aired during the Na Koa Bowl, and the top winners will be announced.
Na Koa Bowl viewers will be able to call in donations to a phone bank staffed by recognizable people, among them former UH players Elroy Chong, Eddie Klaneski, Randal Okimoto and Larry Shearer.
Hawaii News Now sports anchor Liz Chun and UH Game Day Activities Coordinator and radio personality Billy V will share hosting duties during the evening. Special guests will include former UH football coaches Bob Wagner, Dick Tomey and Jimmy Asato, coach of the 1955 team that upset Nebraska, as well as Erika Kauffman, former Miss Hawaii and unit publicist for the new television series, “Hawaii 5-0.” Henry Kapono, a former UH Warrior defensive lineman, will provide entertainment, as will the UH Cheerleaders, Rainbow Dancers and UH Rainbow Band.
Donors making a $1,000 contribution will receive their choice of the “Hawaii Warrior Football” or “The Perfect Season” books. For a contribution of $2,000 or more, donors will receive a copy of the 100-Year Celebration DVD plus their book of choice. Donors making a $4,000 contribution will receive both books and the DVD.
Na Koa is the only fund-raising organization that supports University of Hawaii football programs exclusively. Contributions to the Na Koa Bowl will directly support UH football by funding summer school scholarships for UH football student-athletes. Summer school allows the athletes to stay on track to earn their degrees while continuing off-season workouts with the team. Funds raised will also go toward the costs of equipment, technology, and many other related needs.
For more information about the Na Koa Football Club and the Na Koa Bowl, call (808) 956-4513 or visit www.nakoa.org.