The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Athletics Department launched “H Day,” encouraging everyone to wear H-logo or green apparel every Friday in support of student-athletes.
“In athletics we really feel that our student-athletes are ambassadors of aloha, so it’s a great place to start with this pride,” said UH Mānoa Athletics Director David Matlin. “This isn’t just about the University of Hawaiʻi Athletics Department, this is about a great university.”
UH Mānoa Athletics kicked off H Day with a pep rally featuring the UH Mānoa Pep Band and cheerleaders to fire up volleyball fans for the men’s game against Stanford University on Friday night. There were games with H-logo prizes (t-shirts, visors, stickers), free shave ice and soda, and a selfie station at the event.
UH Mānoa students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters attending the event showed their school spirit celebrating the kick off for H Day. UH Mānoa Athletics leaders hope residents around the state begin to wear green and H logo apparel on Fridays.
“For people to walk around on Friday’s wearing their green and supporting the H and showing the H off, I think it really shows people throughout the country how much athletics mean and how much our student-athletes mean to us,” said Laura Beeman, head coach for Rainbow Wahine basketball. “And it’s a great fun way to get excited about our Athletics Department.”
For more information on H Day, go to the UH Mānoa athletics website.