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While collegiate events are paused due to COVID-19, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Athletics has renewed its focus on rebuilding and unifying the community and department. ’BOWS TOGETHER, a new theme launched by the department, will focus on areas such as health and safety initiatives, social justice reform, community service and economic development programs.

“We recognize that to survive these difficult times, we need to be unified. Now more than ever, ’BOWS TOGETHER!” said UH Mānoa Athletics Director David Matlin in a new video.

The ’BOWS TOGETHER logo was created with various elements in the department’s theme for 2020. Athletics is highlighted with the traditional H mark and kapa font representing the foundation of UH Athletics—21 teams, 500 student-athletes and 200 employees that serve the state’s only NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics program. The uppercase letters show unity and pride for our university. The island chain, which represents our home, our ʻohana (families), friends and partners, starts at the letter “W” and ends at the letter “E” which signifies WE are all in this together.

As part of the ’BOWS TOGETHER theme, UH Mānoa coaches, student-athletes and athletics staff participated in several public service announcements including mask-up and voter registration campaigns. The coaches and student-athletes also used their platform to send thanks to frontline and essential workers and to remind the community to show aloha during this difficult time and that we’re all in this together.

A ’BOWS TOGETHER fundraiser will be launched in fall 2020.

For more go to UH Mānoa Athletics.

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