According to a news release, UH and a Hawai‘i-based representative for June Jones jointly announced the “resolution of all issues involving the contract between UH and the former head coach.”
According to the release, “the resolution was accompanied by the receipt by the University of Hawai‘i Foundation of two donations to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa totaling $200,010.”
This is the distribution:
• The June Jones Foundation donated $100,010 to Na Lei O‘iwi Scholarship Fund in the name of the late Dr. Kanalu Young.
• An anonymous donor has contributed $100,000 to be used at the discretion of UH Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.
Other statements from the release:
UH president David McClain: “The University is pleased to be able to move forward with the matter resolved. June Jones has contributed much ot the UH Manoa football program and our community, and this resolution lays the foundation for our continuing relationship. I’m grateful to mediator Clyde Matsui and to (Jones spokesman) John De Fries for their efforts in this matter, and to all those who assisted them in these efforts.”
June Jones: “Our foundation’s monetary gift in memory of Dr. Kanalu Young honors the life and legacy of a great Hawaiian man. For me, Kanalu will always be remembered as the Warrior Elder of the Ha‘a, UH’s pregame ritual that ignites and unifies the spirit of all UH Warriors. For thte June Jones Foundation, this gift represents the first of two philanthropic initiatives that will benefit the University of Hawai‘i system in the coming year.
“Thank you, David McClain, Virginia Hinshaw and the Board of Regents for you combined support of the resolution initiatives. Hawai‘i is my home; therefore as I look beyond our past achievements in fooball, maintaining a healthy relationship with UH and sustaining productive contributions to our island communities will always be important to me. On Christmas Eve, beat Notre Dame.”
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It’s official: Next year’s game between host Washington State and UH will be played in Seattle. Time to book your Seattle-Las Vegas packages.
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Defensive tackle David Hafoka of College of San Mateo; wideout Rodney Bradley and cornerback Melvin “Tank” Hopkins of Navarro College; offensive tackle Brett Leonaord of Saddleback College, and cornerback Lametrius Davis of Butte College have signed agreements to play for the Warriors. They will enroll in January.
Running back Chizzy Dimude of Laney College is awaiting approval of one of his classes. Depending on the outcome, he will join UH in January or May.
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Each member of the UH football team will receive up to $500 in gifts from the Sheraton Hawai‘i Bowl. The gifts will be time released. But the first one, was somewhat startling. At first, the players joked they were receiving large pizzas. Here’s Keala Watson carrying a box:
But inside, the gift turned out to be a beach chair:
Which, as it turned out, might be more useful than last year’s entire gift from the Sugar Bowl: a pleather jacket (modeled today by Ryan Mouton):
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Yes, that’s Micah Kia, UCLA lineman and younger brother of UH’s Aaron Kia. And, no, he’s not transferring to UH.
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It doesn’t snow in Hawai‘i. Nor in Houston. Nor at Saint Louis School, where the Warriors practiced today. During a break, Mouton gathered the rubber granules and tried to build a castle. Keao Monteilh did his version of, uh, snow angel:
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Great Christmas party last night. Thanks again to our organizer (Jesse) James, and to coordinators Mr. and Mrs. A-House.