HONOLULU - (Hawaii Athletics) In
addition to several other promotional initiatives, the University of Hawai'i
Athletics Department is planning three pep rallies this week in order to get UH-Manoa
students excited about the upcoming football season and the home opener this
Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6:00 p.m. against Lamar.
On Wednesday (Sept. 12), Chancellor Tom Apple, Head Coach Norm Chow and
members of the football coaching staff, the band and the cheerleading squad
will stop by the cafeteria at Gateway dormitory at 6:00 p.m. to help psyche up
the students for the home opener. Then, they'll proceed to the Hale Aloha Tower
cafeteria for another pep rally at 6:30 p.m.
There will be giveaways, prizes, and information about free bus transportation
to Aloha Stadium and free student admission by showing their valid UH-Manoa
On Thursday (Sept. 13), a pep rally will be held at the Campus Center (adjacent
to Jamba Juice, at the bottom of the stairs) at noon. Chancellor Apple, Coach
Chow and members of the UH football coaching staff will once again be joined by
the band and the cheerleaders.
In addition, the Athletics Department will have two informational tables in the
Campus Center (across from Jamba Juice) on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00
p.m. to distribute information to students and answer questions about
Other initiatives planned to help increase student attendance include:
- An e-mail will be sent to all
UH-Manoa students today (Monday) by the Chancellor's Office with
information about free admission with their valid UH-Manoa identification card
and free bus transportation to Aloha Stadium
- A full-page advertisement
with a letter from Coach Chow to UH students encouraging their support of
the team will be published in all three editions of the Ka Leo this week
(Sept. 10, 12 & 14).
- An e-mail from Coach Chow
will be sent to all UH-Manoa dormitory students today (Monday).
- Ka Leo will place
advertisements in the newspaper to publicize special student promotions
- Ten (10) banners (4 feet x 8
feet) are hanging in the UH dormitories and Campus Center encouraging
students to attend UH sporting events.
- Information packets (3,400),
including a flyer and football, women's volleyball, and women's soccer
schedule cards were placed in the dormitory residents' mailboxes.
- ASUH distributed schedule
cards during tabling in the Campus Center during the first week of
- GSO distributed information
packets during its Graduate Student Orientation meeting.
- Several hundred information
packets were distributed at various other student events, where UH coaches
spoke to student groups.