McDonald’s® Restaurants of Hawaii has presented a check for $22,000 to University of Hawaii football Head Coach Norm Chow, UH Associate Athletics Director John McNamara and Na Koa Executive Director Kim Fujiuchi.
The money was raised from the “Big Mac onday” promotion, which ran during the 2013 football season. During the promotion, McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii donated $500 for every touchdown made by the UH Rainbow Warriors. The Warriors ended up scoring 44 touchdowns, which generated $22,000 for the Athletics Department. The most touchdowns scored in a game during the season was seven at the final game against Army.
The promotion began on September 2 and ended on December 2, 2013. During that time, those who purchased a Big Mac Extra Value Meal on a Monday during the UH football season also received a second Big Mac sandwich, free.
“We’re pleased to continue this partnership with the University of Hawaii Athletics Department and support Norm Chow and his Rainbow Warriors,” said Erlinda Rosario, president of the Golden Arches Merchant Association.
“UH fans also enjoy our Big Mac Monday promotion during the season, and we’re happy to let everyone know we’ll be continuing that for the upcoming 2014 season. We’re looking forward to cheering on our football team this fall with the rest of the state.”
Congratulations to the fourteen Rainbow Warrior football players who were among the hundreds of graduates at the Spring Commencement exercises held on Saturday, May 17, 2014.
The graduates were Kaeo Alo, Justin Clapp (Master’s degree), Charles Clay, Brenden Dailey, Benjamin Dew, Desmond Dean, Clark Evans, James Flanagan, Christopher Gant, Micah Lau, Jordan Loeffler, Allen Sampson, Iuta Tepa, Jr. and Brayden Van Ackeren.
Each of the graduates received an H-logo stole courtesy of the UH Letterwinners Club and participated in a pre-graduation breakfast along with their families at the Nagatani Academic Center.
Graduation is a top priority of Coach Chow and the Rainbow Warrior football program. Na Koa raises funds for the Warrior football summer school program and the Warrior Bridge Program. The Warrior Bridge Program provides the opportunity for incoming freshmen and transfer students to take classes prior to the start of the fall semester, familiarize themselves with the campus and the workout/practice routine, and ensure they are eligible to play when the season starts.
Head Coach Norm Chow and several assistant coaches will be at the Kauai Meet The Coach Event on Friday, May 30th. The event will be held at the Fine Dining Room of the Kauai Community College from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Coach Chow will talk about spring practice, incoming recruits, the 2014 schedule and Kauai members of the team.
Tickets are $40 presale and $50 at the door. Presale tickets are available at Da Booze Shop in Waimea, Mark’s Place in Puhi, Fantastic Sam’s in Kapaa and Pono Market in Kapaa.
For more information call 639-1172 or (808) 956-4513.