Local stars from the NFL and college ranks came out to Hawaii Kai Friday morning to help encourage elementary schools to get fit and stay active. It was part of the Kamiloiki Elementary Cougar Cub challenge.
Kaiser High School Coach and former NFL Star Rich Miano and strength and conditioning coach Chad Ikei brought along an "A" list of local standouts to Kaimiloiki school to help the kids warm up for a series of fit challenges.
The player participants were: Vaughn Meatoga from the Seattle Seahawks, Brashton Satele with the Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills standout Mana Silva, John Estes with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Solomon Eliminian from the B.C Lions, Aaron Woods with the Las Vegas Locomotives. The three current UH football players were Paipai Falemalu, Haku Correa and Richard Torres. Other local players included Castro Masaniai and Andrew Seumalo from Oregon State and Sam Fehoko from Texas Tech.
Once the football players got the 400+ Kamiloiki students warmed up, the kids went through 9 fitness challenges, which included soccer, running, outdoor bowling and mini-sprints.
The Cougar Cub Challenge was also a fundraiser, which netted over $17,000 for school programs.