$100,000 pledge will help support Wahine Sand Volleyball team, facilities

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications, UH Foundation
Posted: Oct 15, 2014

Jared and Donna Murayama outside the Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach's office.
Jared and Donna Murayama outside the Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach's office.

Jared and Donna Murayama have pledged $100,000 to support the Wahine Sand Volleyball team and facilities at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa's Athletics Department.  In recognition of the Murayamas' generosity, the Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach's office has been named "Murayama Ohana! Cara, Jaimie, Donna and Jared. Aloha and Go Bows!"

Said Athletics Director Ben Jay, “Private support like this generous investment from the Murayamas spurs growth in quality, compliance and competitive success. We are most grateful to the Murayamas and our other generous donors for investing in our student-athletes’ success and the athletic programs that enrich our community.”

Added Wahine Sand Volleyball Head Coach Scott Wong, “The generous financial support that we have received from the Murayamas, and the rest of the community in Hawai‘i, has helped provide our student-athletes an enhanced experience while at UH, and ultimately the best chance to compete for a national championship.  A big mahalo to the Murayama Ohana for investing in the overall success of our student-athletes!"

According to Jared Murayama, “We hope that all University of Hawai‘i sports fans get behind the Sand Volleyball program. They have a real shot at becoming national champions and private support will help them get there!”

To find out how you can support UH Mānoa student-athletes and athletic programs, please contact Kimo Kai at (808) 956-4322 or kimo.kai@uhfoundation.org. You can also make a secure, tax-deductible gift online at www.uhfoundation.org/GiveToUHAthleticDepartment2014


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