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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Cooke Becomes Ching, LaCount, Patton, Kapanui

The UH Board of Regents approved the renaming of Cooke Field and the $5 million that comes with it.
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents unanimously approved a proposal today to rename Cooke Field as the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex.

The renaming of Cooke Field — used for football, track and field, intramural, band and ROTC activities — comes with a $5 million donation from the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation for refurbishing. It is the largest donation designated for athletics only to UH, Athletic Director Jim Donovan said.

"We're very pleased," Donovan said.
The Regents also approved the lowering of prices for some tickets to UH games.

UPDATE: KHON, KGMB and KITV have video coverage of today's big donation from the Clarence T.C. Ching Foundation. The stories include some artist's rendering mock-ups of what the completed complex will look like. Nice.


Dave Reardon writes that incoming JC offensive lineman Kainoa LaCount will be arriving at UH a little later than expected.
He said he will remain on the mainland at College of the Canyons (Calif.) to complete work on his associate’s degree the next couple of months.

He said he has two classes remaining, and plans to arrive in Hawaii in time for the start of fall camp.

New York Jet Kenny Patton was limited in practice today for unspecified reasons.


And Chad Kapanui won an Offensive Player of the Week award for his performance in last week's game for the UIF's Sioux City Bandits.
In Sioux City’s 79-60 win over the Colorado Ice, he completed 16 of 25 passes for 212 yards and seven touchdowns. Kapanui added five rushing yards to finish his evening with 217 yards of total offense.
Through 11 games, Kapanui is 189 of 290 (65%) for 2073 yards with 38 touchdowns and 15 interceptions.


  • At Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 7:53:00 PM HST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It makes me proud that the Ching foundation stepped up to help. I hope others with the big moolah do so too. If I had the kala, I would step up and donate too. For me, just buying season tickets is a big stretch.

  • At Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 9:11:00 PM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    definitely great news. i like what jim donovan said in one of the videos -- hopefully this big donation will encourage others to donate. "tombo ahi cafeteria" anybody? i'd settle for "tombo ahi parking space" eh? eh?

  • At Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:35:00 PM HST, Blogger chawancut said…

    i will still call it Cooke field...
    and yay, looks like the local stations have their own videos up on their websites.
    maybe i will retire from the youtube uploading....

  • At Friday, May 30, 2008 at 6:50:00 AM HST, Blogger Tombo Ahi said…

    but chawan, they don't post every video we'd like to see on their websites. and some of them can't be viewed on macs. think of the children!


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