UH ohana celebrates Homecoming 2007

UHAA invites community to fun-filled week of activities, October 19-28

University of Hawaiʻi
Kevin Takamori, (808) 956-6410
University of Hawaii Alumni Association
Posted: Oct 5, 2007

HONOLULU — The University of Hawai'i Alumni Association (UHAA) is excited to announce the 2007 University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa Centennial Homecoming Week celebration. This year‘s lineup of events includes UHAA‘s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, a new lunch-hour rally at Bishop Square, UHAA‘s Homecoming Block Party at Murphy‘s and 2-for-1 Homecoming ticket discounts for UHAA members. The schedule is as follows, and admission is free for events marked with an asterisk (*):

UH Homecoming Kickoff: 2nd Annual UHAA Golf Tournament on Friday, Oct. 19
UHAA kicks off Homecoming 2007 with its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament. Shotgun start is at noon on Oct. 19 at the Waikele Golf Course, 94-200 Paioa Place. Registration fees are $160 per golfer and include green and cart fees, lunch, buffet award dinner and prizes. The format is individual stroke play, and prizes will be awarded for each flight at a reception following the tournament. The approximate breakdown is A (0-16), B (17-23), C (24 and over). Awards will also be given for closest-to-the-pin on par 3 holes and overall low net champion. For more information or to register,visit http://www.alumniconnections.com/olc/pub/UHF/eventcal/eventcal.cgi.

"Call the Coach with June Jones" Broadcast Live on ESPN 1420 on Tuesday, Oct. 23*
Come down to Lulu‘s Restaurant at 2589 Kalakaua Avenue from 6—7 p.m. on Oct. 23 to hear what Coach June Jones has to say about the Homecoming game on Saturday against New Mexico State.Ask him your most pressing question — the show will be broadcast live on ESPN 1420.

UH Homecoming Celebration Downtown at Tamarind Park on Wednesday, Oct. 24*
If you‘re downtown on Oct. 24, bring your lunch over to Tamarind Park at Bishop Square from noon-1 p.m. for a Homecoming celebration with the UH coaches, the Manoa band and UH cheerleaders.

UHAA Homecoming Block Party at Murphy‘s on Thursday, Oct. 25*
The UHAA Homecoming Block Party from 6—9 p.m. at Murphy‘s Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant Street, is open to the entire community and will feature live local entertainment, with special appearances by UH coaches. All food and beverage sales at Murphy‘s that night will benefit UHAA. The area between Nuʻuanu Avenue and Bethel Street will be closed to traffic during the party.

Alumni 2-for-1 Ticket Discounts for Homecoming Weekend, October 26-28
UH Alumni Association members will receive two tickets for the price of one (maximum of eight) for the following UH sporting events during Homecoming weekend:

  • Friday, Oct. 26 — Women‘s Volleyball: UH vs. New Mexico State at 7 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center
  • Saturday, Oct. 27 — Football: UH vs. New Mexico State at 6:05 p.m. at Aloha Stadium, sponsored by the UH Alumni Association and ESPN 1420. In addition, a special alumni presentation will take place during halftime.
  • Sunday, Oct. 28 — Women‘s Volleyball: UH vs. Louisiana Tech at 5 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center (with UH alumnae match at 3 p.m.)

A valid UH Alumni Association membership card is required when purchasing 2-for-1 tickets at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office (football & volleyball) or Aloha Stadium Box Office (football only), in advance or on game day (8 max.). Advance purchases are encouraged. Tickets are in special sections and supplies are limited. Other restrictions may apply.

Dr. Donnis Thompson — Commemorative Sculpture Dedication on Sunday, Oct. 28*
There will be a dedication at the Stan Sheriff Center at 4 p.m. of a sculpture of Dr. Donnis Thompson, former Wahine Athletics Director and a leader of Title IX implementation in Hawaiʻi. The dedication ceremony will be followed by a reception in the Ed Wong Hospitality Suite.

"In the midst of UH Manoa‘s centennial year, Homecoming provides a wonderful opportunity for alumni and friends of the university to gather and celebrate this important milestone," said Kevin Takamori, UHAA executive director. "UH alumni are one of our greatest resources and strongest advocates for the university. There are more than 200,000 living graduates of our 10-campussystem, and 140,000 alumni reside in Hawaiʻi. We deeply appreciate their support and dedicate UH Manoa‘s Centennial Homecoming Week to them."

For more information about this year‘s Homecoming festivities, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 956-5105 or 1-877-UH-ALUMS (1-877-842-5867), or visit www.UHalumni.hawaii.edu.

About the UH Alumni Association
The UHAA was informally constituted in 1922, a few years after the first graduating class of 1911, and formalized into a system-wide umbrella organization for all UH-recognized alumni groups in 1988. Its members support the university, and UHAA sponsors events that showcase the university‘s excellence. Governed by a board of directors, UHAA includes a nationwide and international network of 37 affiliated alumni groups. The association‘s goal is to generate support for the university by encouraging interaction among UH graduates and friends. The UH Foundation established the Office of Alumni Relations with the approval of the Board of Regents in December 2002. The Office of Alumni Relations works closely with the UHAA to serve the community of UH alumni and students in Hawaiʻi and worldwide. For more informationon the UH Alumni Association, visit www.uhalumni.hawaii.edu.

About the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
The University of Hawaiʻi Foundation, a nonprofit organization, raises private funds to support UH. Its mission is to transform and create a better future for Hawaiʻi through alumni and community philanthropic support for public higher education, to be a trusted manager of private investments, and to build and sustain the university‘s relationships with donors, alumni, the community, and institutional and university partners. For more information please visit www.uhf.hawaii.edu. The Centennial Campaign is a highly inclusive development effort underway in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of public higher education in Hawaiʻi. Success is vital to the university‘s excellence in its second century. The goal of the Centennial Campaign as, approved by the Board of Regents, is $250 million.

For more information, visit: http://www.uhalumni.hawaii.edu