UH football ticket sales to benefit Philippines relief

By Justin Fujioka
Published On: Nov 22 2013 05:46:12 PM HST

(From left) UH Associate Athletics Director (External Affairs) John McNamara, Philippines Consul General in Honolulu Julius Torres, Gov. Neil Abercrombie, FilCom Center Chairman Edmund Aczon, and Consuelo Foundation President Jon Matsuoka gather in the Executive Office Ceremonial Room to rally Rainbow Spirit for the people of the Philippines.

HONOLULU -

Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced on Friday that ticket sales for the University of Hawaii football team's final home game of the season will benefit Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

Abercrombie said that every ticket sold now until the Nov. 30 UH vs. Army game will be matched by a $5 donation to the Filipino Community Center's Aloha for Philippines fund, with a maximum donation of $20,000.

The money will come from anonymous UH supporters, according to the governor, who made the announcement with UH representatives and the state's Filipino community leaders by his side.

"It's a team effort to support the Rainbow Warriors," he said. "A team effort to support our friends in the Philippines who need our assistance, need our aloha and are going to need it for a long time to come."

All seats for the game, which is Military and Senior Night, are currently 50 percent off regular price.

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