The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is a state-run museum that honors and celebrates the remarkable history of sports in the islands. Established in 1977 by Governor Benjamin Cayetano, the Hall of Fame is an educational repository that recognizes athletes, pioneers, and collaborators who have made significant contributions to the field of sports. Every year, nominees from around the state are selected to receive the prestigious honor of being inducted into the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame. The museum is located at Aloha Stadium and is funded by private contributions. It serves as a repository for sporting memorabilia from outstanding Hawaiian athletes, provided or acquired from any source.
The property of a souvenir piece exhibited at the museum will remain in the hands of the athlete, the device, or the athlete's assets or the donor; provided that the State is not responsible for any damage or theft of the memories; provided that the museum takes appropriate measures to preserve and maintain them. The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is an invaluable source of inspiration and reflection for all. It records the outstanding achievements of world-class Hawaiian athletes and serves as a focal point for Hawaii's sports industry. The trust account created by the executive order ensures that contributions to the Hall of Fame are deposited separately from other funds. The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame is an integral part of Hawaii's culture and history. It celebrates and commemorates Hawaiian sports legends who have made remarkable contributions to their field.
By preserving their accomplishments, it serves as a reminder of their legacy and encourages future generations to strive for excellence.