Earlier this year, head coach Nick Rolovich and George Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, were at the Legislature making their cases for more funding for their organizations.
“Six months later, we’re bidding against each other to raise money for the football program,” Rolovich said of Wednesday’s Pigskin Pigout.
At stake was Caymus Cabernet, one of the most revered red wines from the Napa vineyard.
“It was a good battle,” Rolovich said.
Szigeti ended up with the winning bid.
“It shows the unity of this state when it comes to UH athletics and especially UH football,” Rolovich said.
Afterward, Szigeti invited Rolovich to his house for a glass of the Caymus wine.
Rolovich did not come away empty-handed. He won a five-day stay in New Zealand.
“I’m currently the sole owner of the ‘best seat in the house’ for the Colorado State game,” Rolovich said. “I may coach from those seats.”