Fare game


What the heck is the Rainbow Warrior basketball team doing in an outrigger canoe?

It starts with this analogy: When Save a Baby Seal asks for donations, you know the money will go to, well, saving baby seals (or at least one baby seal).

The problem with past Save UH Sports drives is many potential donors  wondered how the money would be used specifically. That’s what happens when there are so many stories about debt, constructions over-runs and contract extensions.

But in a refreshing move on indiegogo.com, the UH athletic department yesterday launched a fund-raising campaign that was concisely detailed and, through graphics and a video (featuring the basketball team), showed the need for donations and how they will be spent to offset travel costs.

UH noted:

> Its teams have the highest travel costs among NCAA programs “because we have to fly everywhere.”

> Its teams spend $5.6 million per year on travel, or “approximately” 18 percent of the total athletic department operating budget.

> Of that total amount, it spent $2.2 million last year for visiting teams’ travel subsidies and guarantees.

> Last year, the men’s basketball team spent $235,000 on nine trips that totaled 46,000 miles.

The drawback is the goal — $10,000 — seems a tad low.

Click on the picture for the link: 20140505193217-RainbowWarriorsBasketball_in_Canoe



  1. jm2375 May 9, 2014 8:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Can we plead poverty and stop the travel “subsidies”? I know, neva gonna happen.

    Does indiegogo have a $ limit?

    GO BOWS!

  2. Stephen Tsai May 9, 2014 8:08 am

    I just realized that nearly all of the Oceanic money ($2.3 million annually) is gulped by visiting teams.

  3. Boya_jr May 9, 2014 8:28 am

    Thanks for the link. I like the fundraising direction. Made my donation, campaign at $200. Need to get to $10k. Can can

  4. eMpTy May 9, 2014 8:34 am

    Couldn’t we go back and negotiate at least a 50% reduction in the visiting teams travel expenses? That would equate to a $1.1 million dollar savings each year right of the bat. I don’t see why we have to pay the total cost when these teams would have had to spend their own money traveling in California for the BWC or where ever they travel for the MWC. Go Bows

  5. kawika49 May 9, 2014 8:41 am

    gave 100…now up to 300..I’mot rich…but I try.

  6. kawika49 May 9, 2014 8:42 am


  7. Inyoface May 9, 2014 8:46 am

    Hawaii needs a special grant from the NCAA for our unique situation.

  8. Old School Dave May 9, 2014 8:47 am

    The 2015 schedule has UH on the road at Ohio State and at Wisconsin. Could be wrong, but I believe that there is a considerable payoff with those two games.

  9. Last Call May 9, 2014 8:52 am

    Beware of a scam,you have no idea where this money is going,seriously why indiegogo.com? There has yet to be any official announcement on the UH web site that I see. Wonder Blunder part II ?

  10. kawika49 May 9, 2014 8:56 am

    money is given to:

  11. tommui May 9, 2014 8:57 am


    We may be getting a payoff of some $800,000 from OSU and Wisconsin but it has to take care of travel and housing/food expense for the team.

    Assuming even $500,000 net, it still does not cover the 5.6mil for travel for all teams; it won’t even cover the visiting teams’ travel subsidies and guarantees.

    In short, be like Boya_Jr and Kawika49 and donate!

  12. kawika49 May 9, 2014 9:08 am

    Looks like the Tsaikos are the major contributors…still at $300.

  13. Last Call May 9, 2014 9:24 am

    We have an official fundraising organization called ‘Ahahui Koa Ānuenue why would I give money to a fundraiser on a web site not affiliated with UH? For all I know any donation might be going to some bank account in Nigeria.

  14. Old School Dave May 9, 2014 9:24 am

    Reallity is that UH may have to reexamine going independent like BYU in football. Can’t move the islands closer to the continent.

  15. NorthShoreFan May 9, 2014 9:27 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    hoe hoe hoe…off to weed I go…

    have a guud one errybody….play nice…it’s Aloha Friday!

    Music and beer night at Dots

  16. Stephen Tsai May 9, 2014 9:30 am

    I called Derek Inouchi. It’s a legit fund-raiser.

  17. A-House May 9, 2014 9:31 am


    geologically, Hawaii moves toward the Asian continent something like 1/4″ per year.

  18. A-House May 9, 2014 9:32 am


    Ok, donate to AKA.

  19. WWF May 9, 2014 9:34 am

    We need to elect Legislators that will support our state funded program at the University of Hawaii. They need to be all in on support of higher education, facilities, faculty and athletics.
    Real support, not just political rhetoric prior to elections.

    If funding shortfalls are a challenge at UH, then our legislators should look for revenue streams to support the needs of their constituents.

  20. NotNasti May 9, 2014 9:53 am

    How about a lottery?

  21. madeinhawaii May 9, 2014 9:59 am

    Regarding the sand at the beach volleyball practice courts in Manoa. Could they bag it and sell it? And could the purchasers write off some of that as a donation?

  22. jm2375 May 9, 2014 10:03 am

    NotNasti – #20 – agree 100%. All the money could go to UH and DOE.

    When the “semi-autonomy” bill (keeping tuition) went into effect back in the 90’s, there was a guaranteed amount that UH was supposed to receive out of the General Fund. They never received that guaranteed amount.

  23. Last Call May 9, 2014 10:23 am

    The fine print connected to indiegogo is interesting.

  24. Last Call May 9, 2014 10:31 am

    The last pink jersey auction for Wahine VB reaped over $ 8,000 for the program and it was done in house.

    I would imagine a basketball or football game jersey auction would do well also.

    UH should start cleaning out the closets and storage bins and have a garage sale.

  25. Last Call May 9, 2014 10:35 am

    Dave Shoji tweets his golf tournament raised $20,000 for the Wahine VB program yesterday.

  26. al May 9, 2014 10:35 am

    last call…which bar did you stumble out of?

  27. What? May 9, 2014 10:37 am

    If UH goes independent, how much in guarantees would it cost to replace the 4 conference home games? Wouldn’t it cost a lot more than the travel subsidies?

  28. WWF May 9, 2014 10:38 am

    20. A lottery would be an excellent solution. The state’s percentage of the revenue could be earmarked to subsidize state education expenses and higher education in Hawaii, including UH athletics.

    Maybe then we could improve our teacher’s wages, have adequate school supplies provided, and A.C. where needed, instead of strikes and furloughs every few years.

    Those who are against gambling could choose not to participate. I personally, would feel better about buying lottery tickets if I knew proceeds were going towards helping educate our kids.

  29. gobows May 9, 2014 10:54 am

    the UH should ask seth sundberg how to get a $10 million tax refund check.

  30. SteveM May 9, 2014 10:55 am

    Good morning everyone!

    RE: #21
    madeinhawaii has a good point.
    But maybe put the sand into pineapple shaped salt shakers and sell them as souvenirs at games and tournaments. Market it as official UH Volleyball souvenir sand (hey, it was at one time…). 🙄

    …actually, this is not an original idea of mine. An old entrepreneur friend told me a story about a container load of defective salt shakers and selling genuine Waikiki Beach sand in tourist shops — decades ago. 😐

  31. Last Call May 9, 2014 11:11 am

    For a $100 donation you can get a signed letter from your AD,OH Joy !

  32. Last Call May 9, 2014 11:12 am

    Bobble Heads, fans love them.

  33. jimmy the lock May 9, 2014 11:20 am

    Not hating on those who donate but I’d like to get something in return…

    Remember kid time we sold sweet bread, candy, cookies, coupons, and whatevas. Nowadays kids and parents hang out at intersections asking for donations in their scoop nets to fund their travel. Auwe, go sell something! Sure the timeframe may be short but hey, you can have garage sales, wash cars, go clean yards, do something. No ask for free handouts. But if you like donate to them then go right ahead.

    That being said, I still don’t get why UH no can make deal with the City to have concerts at the Stanley. Someone mentioned fun runs. Get plenty things they can do than just sit on their okole and ask for donations. Get out there and do something gunfunnit!

    Okay, back to the NFL and beer draft…


    One more thing, it’s always good to see public schools playing each other for a State Championship!

    GO MILILANI and CAMPBELL softball Wahine!!!

  34. tommui May 9, 2014 11:22 am

    About the time ST checked with Derek (#16) about whether the fundraising was legitimate, I also checked with University of Hawaii Foundation and got the answer it was legitimate.

    “Dear Mr. Mui,

    Thank you for your message. The fundraising through IndieGogo is definitely legitimate. Our Communications Department is currently working on adding it as a giving opportunity to the UH Foundation website.

    Also, to let you know, there is a new Development Officer for the UH Manoa Athletics Department. His name is Kimo Kai and he should be in contact with you in the near future. Please let him or I know if you have any other questions or concerns.

    Mahalo for your support of UH!

    Terri Alvaro, Director of Donor Relations
    P| 808.956.8874 F| 808.956.6380
    2444 Dole Street | Bachman Hall 101 | Honolulu, HI 96822
    For our University, our Hawai’i, our Future”


  35. Last Call May 9, 2014 11:29 am

    Pretty sad when you have to contact someone at UH to find out if something is legit. You announce it first,either through the press or on the UH web site.

  36. tommui May 9, 2014 11:31 am

    LASTCALL #32

    You can donate the $100 and decline the letter. Save the UHAD stamp and stationary expense> 🙂

  37. tommui May 9, 2014 11:35 am

    #36 LASTCALL

    True that.

    Of course, often the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing.

  38. HALEAKALA May 9, 2014 11:40 am

    Okay, I contributed my century. The total contributions now amounted to $505.
    Thanks to the Warrior Bloggers.

  39. jimmy the lock May 9, 2014 11:44 am

    Kimo Kai? Sounds like a character name in Hawaii 5-0

    Like Ben Kokua, Kono Kalakaua, Duke Lukela, Truck Kealoha…

    No get all nahtz, it’s just a joke.

  40. obachan May 9, 2014 11:48 am

    Anyone remember or familiar with this guy??
    The NBA has chosen Dick Parsons, a former University of Hawaii basketball player, Citigroup chairman and Time Warner chairman and CEO, as interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    Judging from his credentials, likely the most successful UH hoops player off the basketball court. Wonders never cease.

  41. jeff May 9, 2014 11:59 am

    force the state to pay for all the junk womens and mens sports and let football stand on its own

  42. NotNasti May 9, 2014 12:10 pm

    There’s a a run on the inner circle and bus lot stalls. Almost gone in a few minutes. Small kind stress when I lost wi-fi connection deep in the bowels of Queen”s Hosp. Ran out, restored wi-fi and bought my parking. Whew!

  43. marleysdad May 9, 2014 12:16 pm

    43, Got my pass too. Going fast now, don’t miss out.

  44. A-House May 9, 2014 12:20 pm

    It’s too bad that Mr Parsons has no aloha spirit for UH – or, perhaps he is a “silent” donor?

  45. A-House May 9, 2014 12:21 pm

    still waiting for my pass from Na Koa for Aiea Elementary School parking – maybe it’s too early, but “bird in hand is better than bird in bush”

  46. A-House May 9, 2014 12:27 pm

    it’s very difficult to phantom that through all the years UH coaches have not “treated” their players with Aloha – however, the coach may have, but the player is all salty for whatever reason

    point is this kind of “poison” keeps spreading and as it finds new, former players who felt mistreated it keeps growing and spreading

    I’m sure that Rainbow Cliff has met many of disgruntled players as he continues his quest to bring outstanding students to UH via his “college folding table” on many high school campuses in/around LA.

  47. kawika49 May 9, 2014 12:27 pm

    Ok! did it again; were up t 705.

  48. A-House May 9, 2014 12:29 pm

    something in the Jack in the Box Sour dough burger is affecting me – lips are slightly swollen and numb and head is itchy

    need to close my office door to check other places – ha!

  49. ai-eee-soos May 9, 2014 12:33 pm

    odda kine news … Sheraton pau sponsoring Hawaii Bowl.

    Hawaii Bowl looking for new title sponsor (SA News)

  50. A-House May 9, 2014 12:33 pm

    Are only Tsaikos contributing to this fund raising event?

    radio publicity would help spread the word – “coconut wireless” ran out of “wire”?

  51. Mann Mortgage May 9, 2014 12:36 pm

    Jeff Howard does not speak for us here at Mann Mortgage at post 42. We appreciate all student players at UHM for their contributions to the state. We do not think any of them are junk.

  52. Don Weir May 9, 2014 12:40 pm

    At 12:28 PM there were 67 inner circle (ic) parking spots left.
    1. How many ic spots were available last year?
    2. How many ic spots were available this year?
    3. What was the reverse auction ic gross last year?
    4. What will be the ic gross this year?

    I see where there is a new major athletics donor development officer (UHF). I do not see any former athletes involved in an ‘official” capacity for fundraising in either UH Athletics Admin or in the UHF; in the most recent past there are even fewer in an ‘unofficial’ capacity as well. Perhaps UH could utilize the marketing expertise of a Kop, Untermann, Biscotti, Biscotti, Freuchtel, and dare I even say McGill?

    What is that MBA mantra, ‘keep doing things the same way but expect different results is…’

  53. Don Weir May 9, 2014 12:41 pm

    I listed Biscotti twice because of his interception in the Spring game even though we knew him as a UH QB!

  54. SteveM May 9, 2014 1:03 pm

    Don Weir — When I checked in the mid-afternoon on Day 1, there were 727 inner circle spots remaining this year. Don’t know the starting number.

    DAY 2 at 1600 = 693
    DAY 3 at 1700 = 633
    DAY 4 at 1730 = 387
    TODAY at 1300 = 43

  55. jimmy the lock May 9, 2014 1:06 pm

    A-House, did you purposely use “phantom” or did you mean “fathom”. hmmmmm.

    Hey jeff, what are the junk sports?

  56. jm2375 May 9, 2014 1:36 pm

    Derek Carr to Raiders

  57. Fei Jai May 9, 2014 1:40 pm

    We need to demand coaches that produce a winning product is what we need to demand.

  58. Fei Jai May 9, 2014 1:47 pm

    Donating money to UH at this time is like donating money to Bu Laia’s run for governor; an exercise in futility.

  59. Don Weir May 9, 2014 1:48 pm

    Mahalo for the data.
    I just sent a note to David at Koa Anuenue to ask about gross amounts last year vs. this year.

  60. Andrew May 9, 2014 2:13 pm


    That mentality isn’t exactly helping the cause

  61. 3-Prong May 9, 2014 2:18 pm

    Last chance for parking!!!!!

  62. Big Papa May 9, 2014 2:27 pm

    Just bought a parking pass. Only 33 left.

  63. tommui May 9, 2014 2:39 pm

    #61 Andrew

    Aren’t you assuming a fact not in evidence?

  64. WarriorMojo May 9, 2014 3:32 pm

    “fathom”? That’s the ocean thing, right, from “20,000 Leaks Under the Sea”?

  65. st. anthony trojan May 9, 2014 3:43 pm

    ha ha good one MOJO……”20,OOO leaks under the fathoms”

  66. Chee Hoo May 9, 2014 4:19 pm


    There was 800 Inner Circle passes, 400 Bus Lot, and 350 Upper Halawa passes available this year.

    Still have 24 IC’s left, 2 Bus, and 253 UH passes left at 4:20 pm today. In past years all of the IC’s and Bus passes were sold out by Thursday afternoon. Not looking good this year in terms of season ticket renewals if you read between the lines. Dang, should have waited till this afternoon to purchase my pass!

  67. SteveM May 9, 2014 4:27 pm

    Don Weir — I would expect a significant decline in the Stadium Reserved Parking revenue this year due to the loss of the Kam lot for rail construction. While the positive has been the near sellouts of the inner circle and Bus lots on this 5th day, the Upper Halawa sales has been slow.

    BACKGROUND: Season ticket holders were informed that the Kam lot would be unavailable for the next 2 years due to rail logistics and staging. As an alternative, the makai portion of the Upper Halawa lot will be reserved and looks like will have it’s own access gate off Salt Lake Blvd.

    Here’s my notes on the Upper Halawa lot sales over the past 5 days:

    DAY 1 at 0230 = 343 @ $400
    DAY 2 at 1600 = 342 @ $350
    DAY 3 at 1700 = 340 @ $300
    DAY 4 at 1730 = 333 @ $225
    TODAY (1603) = 256 @ $175

    While I can see that the Upper Halawa lot is the only alternative location to the Kam lot– I wonder if any of the planners ever attended a game and parked there?

    I have nothing against the Halawa lots (upper and lower) and have parked there often. I know the Upper Halawa lot is around the same distance to the stadium as the Kam lot, but maybe they overlook the fact the people parking next to them are paying $5 parking per game.

    Didn’t Ben Jay say he was trying to find VALUE for the sport fans? Good concept. I think the AKA lapse in value here is accidental and unavoidable…but, sheeesh.

  68. 3-Prong May 9, 2014 4:33 pm


  69. 3-Prong May 9, 2014 4:36 pm

    Eh you lower lot guys, got less stalls this year. They selling half of em as reserved. Should consider buying reserved.

  70. st. anthony trojan May 9, 2014 4:46 pm

    # 68 SteveM: Adding value….yes mr. bj did mention that….not see yet what has been added 2 generate sales….

    Except maybe the CS drawing for 2 more season tickets…is what is called ‘manini’…..

    When the Big Island pop warner can offer for 5 bucks…a drawing for 2 super bowl tickets
    plus hotel….sumthing is wrong there up at uhad…

  71. SteveM May 9, 2014 4:53 pm

    RE: #70
    3-Prong — good observation! Great spin! 🙂

    Maybe it’s certain physical conditions/limitations of my age, but I am beginning to realize that stadium parking (and tailgate) is the tail that wags my dog.

    If I don’t have guaranteed parking at the stadium, I am not going. PPV heaven awaits.

    A bonus to the parking is a tailgate. Tsai-ko tailgates are great and provided both. I bought season tickets with other Tsai-kos the following season.

    If I am going to the football game then, I want good seats.
    I get them (eventually) by buying season tickets.

    So, if I have parking (tailgate a bonus), I am going to the game.
    If I going to the games, I’m buying season tickets.
    I’m going to all the games again this year. 🙂

  72. jm2375 May 9, 2014 5:32 pm

    SteveM – #72 – you’d better go! 🙄

  73. SteveM May 9, 2014 6:09 pm

    jm2375 — A-OK. All games are a “go”! No cruises on the football season radar…yet. 🙂

  74. st. anthony trojan May 9, 2014 6:17 pm

    Cruise Ala Wai…..he he he

  75. RainbowCliff May 9, 2014 7:22 pm

    #47 A House: Phantom or salty how ever you want to call it the reality is former players from my era who are ALIVE has no connection or care what ever UH does today athletically. When you feel all your pride and effort playing for Hawaii years ago has no bearing with today Coaches and teams today then what you have is what you see NOTHING from former bows being involved with UH financially, socially or voluntarily. It is just SAD to speak or even write about it as my fellow bows live their lives in seclusion with maybe a whisper that they were former players playing for UH as in all reality no one will care but maybe a coincidence letter coming from UH Foundation soliciting money for support to upper or lower campus. I even have GIVEN up on UH as through my recruiting efforts I signed interest cards from Santa Monica and LA High School football players ranging from qb’s, def. backs or tackles, running backs and line backers. Phoned Keith Upperesa who directed me to recruiting coordinator Phil Rausche who I left a detail message of who I was and what I was doing with office of admissions recruiting at Southern California College Fairs. NO return of phone call with “athletic interest cards” being filled out and NEVER reaching football offices. One thing for sure I saw with many of those athletes at San Diego State table, USC, UCLA, Perdue, Temple, Nevada Reno, San Jose State and Washington University. When UH line up this coming football season hope no opposing players from Santa Monica JC or Los Angeles High School are on the roster of any Hawaii opponent teams making a BIG play against the Warriors and keeping them from victory. No one will know but myself that I met them earlier and did my best for UH just to look at them but just like who I am to them today “a step child” who has no biological roots to the new Rainbow Warrior athletic family of 2014. Sad but very true !

  76. Boya_jr May 9, 2014 8:11 pm

    I would like to meet you RainbowCliff. You seem like my kind of person. Proud of your roots and wanting and working for a greater good. I love your passion. The guy who recruits NorCal for UH, he’s my friend and we’re getting dinner tomorrow. I volunteer for the accepted student recruitment events in NorCal, one in SF and one in Oakland. I love to talk to the students and parents. I enjoy your posts.

  77. A-House May 9, 2014 8:35 pm


    I feel your passion and sadness simultaneously – it’s kind of a funny feeling like being happy and sad at the same time.

    Perhaps this is one “tradition” UH cannot shed; and it’s one that should be unshackled immediately!!

    I’m just a fan, but can feel that some where there is a solution that will galzanize (like my spelling?) former students, former athletes, former coaches, former administrators, and current coaches, athletes, students, administrators (that went out when M.R.C. decided to “can” Chancellor Hinshaw).

    Yet, the feeling persists! But, I’m tired physically and mentally so time to bocha and nei nei.

  78. A-House May 9, 2014 8:37 pm

    then, “sentaku” jumps into my mind and recall all those days in a time long ago washing clothes on that wooden rack with the large tan colored soap bar

  79. Hilo Billy May 9, 2014 9:29 pm

    Hi, all…does anyone know the results of the KS-Hawaii vs Moanalua boys volleyball match today?

  80. Ralph May 9, 2014 9:36 pm

    16-14 Set 5, Kam won.

  81. jalansky May 9, 2014 9:54 pm

    #41–I remember Richard Parsons from my UH days–poised, articulate, very comfortable in his own skin and seemingly quite comfortable in Hawaii. This was in 1967, give or take a year, so before big time basketball, and before any African Americans to speak of, were a part of the UH or Rainbow athletic scene. If I remember correctly, he was from the East Coast. Looking back, I see his decision to come all the way to the islands for school as a sign of someone who was independent and not afraid of doing things differently, traits that obviously served him well later on. I was a mixed-up freshman when I met him, so his stature–that certain “it”–seemed even more impressive to me. UH has already recognized him as an outstanding alumnus, and I believe that he attended the ceremony.

  82. HiloBilly May 9, 2014 10:38 pm

    Mahalo, Ralph! We’re really proud of our team over here: young, very scrappy bunch of mainly country kids on it. I assume we’ll be facing Punahou for the title…Go Warriors, I Mua Kamehameha!

    BTW, someone talked about the old Honolulu Stadium a few days ago & how Ben Jay referred to it….I spent many a wonderful moment there: football games as a spectator & player, Hula Bowls, the Islanders, old stock car racing/demolition derbies, etc. For me, the outstanding memory of the old Termite Palace was its intimacy, just like the Rose Bowl…not a bad seat in the house, everybody seemed to know each other, & you didn’t have all the drunkards imposing their attitudes on others like today. The times were really much gentler in the ’50s, ’60s, & ’70s.

    Just getting older, I guess…..

  83. 3-Prong May 9, 2014 10:38 pm

    This is it Sportsfans! Don’t cry about a lack of parking!

    Lot Remaining Price Lot Remaining Price Lot Remaining Price
    Inner Circle 11 $250 Koa (Bus) Lot 0 $225 Upper Halawa 236 $175

    Let’s Go Bows!

  84. tommui May 9, 2014 10:59 pm

    #83 HiloBilly: What, you didn’t like polo?

    Loved watching the game – but not enough to go to Dillingham Field (or now at Sherwood Forest) to see them.

  85. HiloBilly May 9, 2014 11:20 pm

    Aloha, Judge Mui…I didn’t know they played polo there, but I do remember Elvis did a SRO show at the stadium!

    Hula Bowls were absolutely great then: Dick Butkus destroying people, Lance Alworth making ‘impossible’ catches, Merlin Olsen owning the trenches, Ohio State’s consensus All-America FB Bob Hayes making a game-wining 80-yard run, & of course the whole Filipino community coming out in force for one of their own, Roman Gabriel of NC State.

    I’m really looking forward to this football season, it can’t begin soon enough. I only wish they could rebroadcast the games like they used to at 10:30pm for the outer island fans…I still have my VCR copies of Garrett Gabriel & the BYU games!

  86. RainbowCliff May 10, 2014 1:42 am

    #77 Boya_jr: Mahalo for your kind post. I gather for me being the only ONE mainland ex-rainbow warrior involved with UH is like Gilligan on his Island but he has no castaways. That is why when I go RECRUIT for UH I always concentrate on the academic level of Southern California Students leaving the comfort zones of sunny side Los Angeles and having a wonderful opportunity to study in PARADISE and be part of a community of dedicated local Hawaiians who love their Island deep in tradition with family values. I can speak on this truthfully because When I played for the Bows back in the mid 70’s and early 80’s I LIVED among the people and saw first hand how they communicated with one another and share ALOHA with their food, music and stories with that flare of “pigeon talk” that put a smile on my face with every phrase of “bra, da kind, mudda, fadda” coming rapidly per minute. Just amusing and warms the heart !

    Glad to hear of your recruiting efforts in Northern California as I am aware of the various Chapters and many events you good folks put on in Support of UH. We also have the accepted Hawaii luncheon here for incoming students to the Manoa Campus as it is good seeing the smiles and eagerness of future angelinos becoming wahines and kanes.

    Be well Boya_jr and yes a meeting of your presence will only enlighten the GREATNESS that you represent of that polynesian hospitality !

  87. RainbowCliff May 10, 2014 2:21 am

    #78 Mr. A House Sir, Never ever thought that 33 years later being removed from my playing days in Hawaii and being very ACTIVE in UH both academically and athletically from the alumni side that I will see so much separation and distance between both upper and lower campus with no means of ever coming together. Both departments will USE one another when it comes down to their benefits but their need for “money money” from you to support their causes is always the fine print and will hear or see you again when that need comes around days, months or years from now. Heck, even a return phone call or e-mail reply is not certain courtesy coming from UH but rest assured when “money” is needed no hesitation what so ever explaining the amount or function where it is going in support towards upper or lower campus. I gather that is why being called an active ALUMNI from your University gets you recognition not so much what you have accomplish during or after UH but how your check book writes out “UH Foundation” with the larger amount getting to seat at the diamond table with your name engraved in the program. Money talks everything else WALKS !

  88. RainbowCliff May 10, 2014 2:32 am

    Hilo Billy, love your dedication to the bows. That vhs copy of uh past football games would you have ANY basketball games back in the days of the 70’s and 80’s ?

    Can’t find nothing of my playing days at UH as KGMB who televised Hawaii games does not exist today and all that footage just no where to be found only from loyal fans who taped it from their vhs or beta copying machines. IF you can come about any footage will be so GRATEFUL as I will pay you for your efforts to transfer too dvd IF possible ?

    I am looking from 1975, 76, 77 or any fabulous five games. Will appreciate any Tsaiko out there that may read my request can aid in this project. Will PAY for your time and expertise !

    Mahalo and good morning !

  89. malapono May 10, 2014 5:16 am

    not a penny more from me after i saw how jim donovan was spending money on booze, bbq/goodies for staff, trips to road games for staff, etc. too much waste, not transparent enough.

  90. 3-Prong May 10, 2014 7:35 am

    Going, going ………

    Inner Circle 4 $250 Koa (Bus) Lot 0 $225 Upper Halawa 233 $175

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