Na Koa Bowl info

August 16th, 2010

Below is information about a new fundraising event for University of Hawaii football, a telethon airing Tuesday. The information is from a news release, and some of it is not rewritten:

Warrior football fans can support the team tonight via the “Na Koa Bowl,” an entertainment program and fundraiser for UH football, will air on live on KFVE from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and simulcast on Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s OC16.

Warrior football fans voted for their “Most Memorable Moment” in UH football history.  Videos of the top moments will be aired during the Na Koa Bowl.

Na Koa Bowl viewers can call in donations to a phone bank staffed with recognizable people, among them former UH players Elroy Chong, Eddie Klaneski, Randal Okimoto, Jason Rivers and Larry Shearer.

Sportscaster Liz Chun and and radio personality Billy V will share hosting duties. Special guests include former UH football coaches Bob Wagner, Dick Tomey and Jimmy Asato, as well as Erika Kauffman, former Miss Hawaii and unit publicist for the new television series, “Hawaii 5-0.”  Henry Kapono, a former UH Warrior defensive lineman, will provide entertainment, as will Imua, Kaukahi, the UH Cheerleaders, Rainbow Dancers and UH Rainbow Band.

Donors making a $1,000 contribution will receive their choice of the “Hawaii Warrior Football” or “The Perfect Season” books.  For a contribution of $2,000 or more, donors will receive a copy of the 100-Year Celebration DVD plus their book of choice. Donors making a $4,000 contribution will both books and the DVD.

Na Koa is the only fund-raising organization that supports University of Hawaii football programs exclusively.  Contributions to the Na Koa Bowl will directly support UH football by funding summer school scholarships for UH football student-athletes.  Summer school allows the athletes to stay on track to earn their degrees while continuing off-season workouts with the team.  Funds raised will also go toward the costs of equipment, technology, and many other related needs.

For more information about the Na Koa Football Club and the Na Koa Bowl, call (808) 956-4513 or visit

7 Responses to “Na Koa Bowl info”

  1. Its over:

    Are the donations during the TV show tax deductible?

    Where are the proceeds being deposited? Into Na Koa accounts or into UH Foundation accounts?

    Is K5 getting paid anything for broadcasting this? Or, are the production costs being donated by K5?

    Are the coaches going to be there? On the tsaiko blog this week’s schedule says they’re in meetings from 7:00 p.m.

    What do you get for a $5 donation?

  2. kev-1:

    you get to say you donated 5 bucks

  3. 2muchalready:

    Dave, I know you cleared yourself by saying some parts of the press release were not re-written, but…Na Koa should have somebody proof-read their press releases before being issued. It’s quite embarrassing for a university acquainted organization to issue a release with as many writing mistakes as above.

  4. Dave Reardon:

    3. I found two errors, probably my fault. left the word “which” out in the first sentence and there’s another missing word, “get” where it should say “get books.” I regret the errors, regardless who made them.

    Granted, it’s not Shakespeare, but I think it conveys the pertinent information. What other writing mistakes did you see?

  5. Manoa Mist:

    Dave, I’m not sure if I can go on with those kinds of mistakes in the press release.
    Nice to see Coach Wagner back in the fold – where he belongs!

  6. Dave Reardon:

    This is an interesting fund-raising vehicle. Curious to see how it works out.

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