Members of the National Champion University of Hawaiʻi men’s volleyball team and some of their most diehard and well-known fans star in a Hawaiʻi Department of Health public service announcement (PSA) encouraging everyone to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus.

In the PSA, thanks to their vaccinated status, Warriors Gage Worsley, Jackson Van Eekeren and Head Coach Charlie Wade make a “love connection” with UH volleyball aunties Lauretta Sewake, Lenora Yagi and Florence “Cookie” Kim.

“The national champs and their super fans were such good sports,” said DOH spokesman Brooks Baehr. “It is a lighthearted way to remind everyone to get vaccinated and do their part in helping and end the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The 2021 men’s volleyball team captured UH’s fourth national team title following the sailing team’s national championships in 2004 and 2001 and the women’s volleyball team’s title run in 1987.

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