Nā Koa Football Club Commemorates Silver Anniversary with Special Coin Project
A man who’s spent more than a generation tied to University of Hawai‘i football is spearheading a special anniversary coin project for the Nā Koa Football Club. One of four co-founders of the Club, Ben Yee, continues to pour his heart and soul into the Warrior Football Program.
The 25th Anniversary Silver Coin Project spearheaded by Yee, involves 1,000 coins, which have each been pressed from an ounce of .999% pure silver, minted, and are available for a special, one-time silver membership. The coin features the original Nā Koa Football club logo on one side and images of the four founders on the other.
In 1987, Yee, along with Alec Waterhouse and Ed Wong joined with then-Head Coach Bob Wagner to form Nā Koa Football Club. Both Waterhouse and Wong have passed away but their legacies live on through the Alec Waterhouse Weight Room and the Ed Wong Hospitality Room located within the Stan Sheriff Center. In addition, the Waterhouse Charitable Trust and the Ed Wong Foundation continue to assist football players obtain their education at the University of Hawai‘i.
Show your support for UH Warrior Football. Become a silver member for this year to receive your commemorative coin. Memberships will be available to former players and current Nā Koa members beginning 16 August and to the general public beginning 1 September.
To learn more about the coin project, call Nā Koa at (808) 956-4513 or click here to down load the order form.