Honoring Hawaii's Greatest Athletes: Upcoming Events Hosted by the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame

The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame (HSHF) is proud to recognize and honor the achievements of its members. Every year, the HSHF hosts a variety of events that bring together the local community and celebrate the accomplishments of its members. The EasyPost Hawaii Bowl is a much-anticipated annual event that takes place in December in Honolulu. It is a family-friendly event that features pre-game festivities, colorful halftime shows, and a spectacular fireworks display after the game.

The Pacific Rim Cup is another event that has a positive impact on the local community. It provides an opportunity for Honolulu children to learn about self-esteem and healthy lifestyle through a soccer clinic. In May, three new members will be inducted into the HSHF at a ceremony held at the Honolulu Country Club. The families, friends, and supporters of these members are invited to join in congratulating them for their accomplishments and thanking them for setting an example for young Hawaiians to follow.

Natasha Kai and Olin Kreutz were welcomed into the ranks of Hawaii's greatest athletes at the induction banquet held at the Honolulu Country Club. Kai was asked to speak to a global audience at the International Olympic Committee about sports diplomacy and the role of sport in empowering women and girls. She was also part of Punahou's first women's soccer team when it was added in its second year. Kui was named ILH Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 1985, which helped Maryknoll win its first state championship in that sport.

He was also selected by the HHSAA for the Nissan Hall of Honor and was an athlete in two sports, in addition to participating in American football. Edison Miyawaki and Joseph “Nappy” Napoleon were welcomed into the ranks of great Hawaiian athletes at the annual induction banquet held at the Honolulu Country Club. Leong, who was born in Hawaii, decided to pursue a career as an engine tuner and car owner after being involved in an accident that convinced him that his place was not behind the wheel. The PGA TOUR calendar includes a week-long professional sporting event in Honolulu, giving golf fans an opportunity to watch some of the best players in the world compete at their best.

McLachlin and his younger brother, Spencer '07, were inducted into the Punahou Athletics Hall of Fame together that same year. The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring and celebrating its members' achievements and inspiring future generations of athletes. The upcoming events hosted by HSHF provide an opportunity for families, friends, and supporters to come together and recognize these great athletes for their accomplishments. Whether it's attending a game or attending an induction ceremony, there are plenty of ways to show your support for Hawaii's greatest athletes.