University of Hawaii to hold Aloha United Way Softball Charity Tournament on September 29

University of Hawaiʻi
Jim Nishimoto, (808) 956-8436
Office of the President
Arlene Abiang, (808) 956-5637
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Sep 25, 2006

HONOLULU — In support of the 2006 Aloha United Way (AUW) Oʻahu Campaign, the University of Hawaiʻi has organized a softball charity tournament at the Les Murakami Stadium from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29. Teams from each Oʻahu campus and one from the system will go to bat in support of bettering lives within our community.

The event and parking is free to the public and AUW will be accepting donations throughout the game in support of its campaign which began on September 5 and ends on October 13.

"This is a great opportunity for the campuses to gather for a fun and competitive event and help make a difference in the community," said Jim Nishimoto, AUW leader for the UH system. "I encourage the university community to come out, enjoy the game and join the University of Hawaiʻi in support of the Aloha United Way."

"We are always grateful to the University of Hawaiʻi for its support," said AUW President Susan Au Doyle. "The softball game is a great idea and we appreciate the hard work of our three UH Chairs, Peter Quigley, James Nishimoto and Andrew Hashimoto, and everyone involved in this year‘s campaign."

Each team will be comprised of 10 players. A total of eight teams, two from UH Mānoa, and one each from UH West Oʻahu, Honolulu Community College, Kapiʻolani Community College, Leeward Community College, Windward Community College and the UH System Office, will compete. The eight teams have been randomly assigned to either the 4-team Mauka or the Makai Conference as follows:

Mauka Conference
· Mānoa A
· Honolulu CC
· Windward CC
· Leeward CC

Makai Conference
· System Office
· Mānoa B
· Kapiʻolani CC
· West Oʻahu

For further questions regarding the UH-AUW Softball Charity Tournament, contact your respective campus liaison as follows:
UH Mānoa, UH West Oʻahu and Kapiʻolani CC - Nick Roschi (
Honolulu CC and Windward CC — Jennifer Komine (
Leeward CC — Peter Quigley (
System Office — Jim Nishimoto (

See you at the game!

The annual Aloha United Way campaign mobilizes over 1,200 businesses, schools, unions, government offices, nonprofit organizations and thousands of individual donors to enable AUW to carry out their mission to improve lives. For a complete list of all community volunteers serving on the AUW campaign team, visit For more information, call the Aloha United Way at 536-1951.

Established in 1907 and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the University of Hawaiʻi is the state‘s sole public system of higher education. The UH System provides an array of undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and community programs on 10 campuses and through educational, training, and research centers across the state. UH enrolls more than 50,000 students from Hawaiʻi, the U.S. mainland, and around the world. For more information, visit .