University of Hawaii football alumni are invited to a reception Friday night (April 24), 6 to 8 p.m. at the Wong hospitality room at the Stan Sheriff Center. Food and beverage will be provided by Na Koa and the UH Letter Winners’ Club.
Na Koa president Don Weir said Sol Kaulukukui, who played for the Rainbows in the 1940s, is among the alumni expected to attend.
Coach Greg McMackin, athletic director Jim Donovan and UH Manoa chancellor Virginia Hinshaw are scheduled to make brief remarks.
It will be announced at the gathering that all UH football lettermen will receive a free ticket to the Dec.5 game against Wisconsin at Aloha Stadium and be acknowledged in a special celebration.
For more information, call Weir at (808) 295-7969.
Speaking of former UH football players:
Gerard Lewis and Myron Newberry, little cornerbacks who made big plays for Hawaii in arguably the Warriors’ two greatest seasons, 2006 and 2007, are back together again, playing for the Amarillo Dusters of af2 arena football.
“Life is treating me great,” Lewis said in an e-mail.
The Dusters are 0-3, but hope to get on the winning side of things with a home game against Oklahoma State on Saturday.
–By Dave Reardon