UH hosts ‘Football ‘Ohana Festival’

HONOLULU — The University of Hawai‘i Athletics Department will host a “Football ‘Ohana Festival” in conjunction with the football team’s final practice Saturday, April 28, at Aloha Stadium from 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Parking and admission are free and fans should enter the parking lot through the main entrance on Salt Lake Boulevard and the stadium through Gate 4.

“We certainly appreciate the Aloha Stadium staff working with us to help make this event happen,” Herman Frazier, Hawai‘i athletics director, said in a release. “This will be a great opportunity for the UH ‘ohana to come together and celebrate Warrior football with a wonderful evening of fun-filled activities at the stadium.”

The parking lot will open at 4 p.m. and the stadium at 5 p.m.

There will be free contests and activities available in the south concourse, including jump castles from Xtreme Fun Rentals and assorted games. Prizes will be awarded, including items from Hawai‘i corporate partners and tickets to the baseball team’s final home series against Fresno State, May 19 to 21. Concession and merchandise stands will be open.

From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., members of the Warrior football team will be available in the concourse for autographs and photos. Fans are encouraged to bring their cameras and whatever university items they would like the players to sign.

The players who will be available for autographs and photos are: Colt Brennan,Tyler Graunke, Davone Bess, Ryan Grice-Mullen, Jason Rivers, Hercules Satele, John Estes, Adam Leonard, Solomon Elimimian, Michael Lafaele, Jacob Patek, Blaze Soares, Ryan Keomaka, Keala Watson and Brad Kalilimoku.

Beginning at 7 p.m., the Warriors will conduct practice, including seven-on-seven drills. The players will conclude the 90-minute workout with a special performance of The Haka. Fans are invited to sit in the stands on the Makai side of the stadium.

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