Beautiful ceremony in remembrance of Les Keiter this morning at Outrigger Canoe Club. One after another, Hawaii sportscasting luminaries and others spoke of how Les so generously gave of himself to help the future generations of his profession. The speeches were all personal but with a common thread: Les was a giant in his field, but also a huge hearted friend to all he met and mentor to all he worked with.
Among the many Hawaii sports legends in attendance: Skippa Diaz, Merv Lopes, Tommy Kono, Bob Nash.
Les was a friend to me, but I keep learning new things about him. I didn’t know he liked to play volleyball until Jim Leahey mentioned it today.