September 10, 2012 at 4:59 PM HST - Updated June 28 at 1:25 AM
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 identification card.
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 game-related items.
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 and contests.
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 classes.
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.