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Warriors visit with and donate to Children’s Hospital

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The University of Hawai’i basketball team had a day off from practices on Friday, but still managed to make a difference.

Members of the team visited the Children’s Miracle Network at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children, and the UH basketball program presented a donation of $1,720 to the hospital.

The donations started on “Star Wars Night” when the Warriors beat Nicholls State on November 22. Lucas Films, University of Hawai’i Basketball, Phi Mu Sorority, and three local Star Wars clubs (501st Legion, Rebel Legion and Mandalorian Mercs) collaborated on the effort, collecting $860 in donations from fans at the Stan Sheriff Center that night.

All of the $860 collected were donated to the Children’s Miracle Network at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children. UH head coach Eran Ganot and his family matched the $860 in donations, bringing the total to $1,720.

The visit to the hospital was the latest in the Warriors’ ongoing community service. Earlier in the season, the team read books to elementary school students, and visited a homeless shelter.

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  1. Mele Kalikimaka to Everyone!

  2. From UH, Miss Hawaii 2014 from Phi Mu, Eran, Janks, Sai, Quincy, Jaime.
    6-5 Kalaugher held his own against a Florida team with 6-7 and 6-5 towers. 10 for 21, 2 for 7 on 3’s, 23 pts and 6 rebounds.

  3. Heart warming.

    UH could use Kalaugher right now. They should recruit him hard for shooting guard. I know that’s his dream postion. Not the 3 or 4 because, unless he grows, he can’t truly develop into his aspirations for pro ball.

  4. IM…FIRST Line Long Version, Please…

  5. Irvine’s starting lineup tall vs powerhouse Chapman, Div III, noted by McInnis, Won 65-51.
    UC Irvine started their game last night with the tallest lineup in college basketball history!
    6’10 PG Mike Best
    7’2 SG Ioannis D
    6’10 SF Jon Galloway
    6’8 PF Shawn Ray
    7’6 Center Ndiaye
    UCI has 13 blocked shots with Mamadou having 4 but had more turnovers 14 to 10.

  6. Islandman, thanks for the post. It’s the guard positions that are stunning. I wonder if they can handle the ball.

  7. Taller players tend to be less athletic, slow, and have **** stamina. Pathetic Irvine only won by 14pts against a DIII team.

  8. Sounds like Larry Bird, 6-9, but he could play. Magic was 6-9.

  9. It was just a gimmick; just having a little fun or as Irvine coach Turner said, “it was an opportunity.” Their true guards wound up playing more minutes as the starters played just 24, 19, 17, 17 and 11 minutes

    Meanwhile, Northern Iowa leads No. 5 Iowa State 80-77 with 27 seconds to play. However it ends, safe to say UH in a tough matchup for the Diamond Head opener.

  10. UNI just took down Iowa St in their gym. That’s 2 top 10s they have beaten they should come in ranked top 25

  11. Kidding see they had third loss to New Mexico. They will be top 50

  12. Warriors……. come out and play! War on the floor , be there ! SSC!

  13. UCI , ridiculous attention grabbing coach , really hope UH gets pay back and wins the big west tourney this year.

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