The University of Hawaii Warrior Football program is enjoying reinvigorated commitment and passion by the community. Nowhere else were these more evident than at the inaugural Na Koa National Letter of Intent Signing Day Dinner on February 1, the true beginning of the Norm Chow Era at the University of Hawaii.

Coach Chow and his staff introduced 18 student-athletes who had committed to the Warrior Football Program earlier that day. Each of the recruits was highlighted in the 5 minute video that was presented that evening. The event was designed to capitalize on the energy and enthusiasm of one of the most important dates in collegiate athletics. Coach Chow and his staff made sure dinner guests had the opportunity to mingle with them with at least one assistant coach at each table.

Governor Neil Abercrombie reaffirmed his commitment to the University of Hawaii Athletic Department by saying the state will help ensure Hawaii’s facilities remain at the highest caliber possible as required for a Division I program.

Special thanks go to those who purchased tables that evening, including Carolyn Berry, Chevron, Eric Fujimoto, First Hawaiian Bank, Hawaii News Now and Oceanic Time Warner Cable. Also, many thanks to Na Koa Board Member Ty Sakaguchi of Anheuser-Busch for the beer donation, and to Garret Kamei of The Willows for helping to make the event special.

Na Koa looks forward to making this an annual event.

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