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March 10, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

Training Camp opens on March 12th at St. Louis School with Head Coach Cal Lee taking 35 players into camp. By March 24th the final roster of 21 players will be set leaving just 6 days before our season opener against Green Bay.

Not only is it count down for the players and coaching staff, but the front office as well. Season ticket sales have been strong with the entire lower bowl of the Blaisdell Arena sold out for the season, as well as all 21 of the corporate suites in the loge area of the arena. General Admission season tickets are still available in the upper bowl for $65 (8 total games).

The operations team has dreamed up some amazing promotions and activities to get you IN the game, including our Family Zone which is outfitted with a 30' x 20' inflatable replica of the arena football field..perfect for the kids (of all ages) during pre-game and half-time. Pizza Hut will be giving away ThundeStix to the first 1500 people through the gates...so get there early for all of the fun.

If you've already got your tickets...then tell two more people to get theirs...we'll see you at the game...getting IN the Game...

Aloha,
Chris Dey
General Manager

**A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome to the Hawaiian Islanders E-Newsletter! As our second exciting season of Arena Football kicks off in a few weeks, we want our fans and supporters to know what’s going on with current events, promotions, and game day information with the Hawaiian Islanders. Please enjoy the newsletter and any feedback is certainly welcome.

“YOU’RE IN THE GAME!

**PREVIOUS ISLANDERS EVENTS: Where the Islanders have been

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS OPEN FOOTBALL TRYOUTS

*Hawaiian Islanders Head Coach Cal Lee and his coaching staff evaluated 67 players on Sunday, February 9, 2003 at St. Louis High School in the first open tryout of the 2003 season. The players went through testing and agility drills in hopes of making the 35-man arenafootball2 League training camp list in March. Although the roster of hopefuls hailed mainly from Oahu, there were others who flew in for the tryout. Of the 67 players, four came from Maui while Texas, New York and Japan each had one.

GREAT ALOHA RUN HEALTH, FITNESS & SPORTS EXPO

*Valentine’s Day weekend was a busy one for the Hawaiian Islanders who were visited by more than 800 children and their parents at the Neal Blaisdell Center. The Islanders had their football field inflatable set up along with an obstacle course for the kids. Head Coach Cal Lee, his assistant coaches, and several Islander players were present for an autograph signing session on Sunday. Also the Islander Girls performed Saturday and Sunday outside on center stage before an electrified crowd.

**ISLANDERS EVENTS AT A GLANCE: Upcoming Events (More to come)

March 12 (Wed.) Football Training Camp Begins
March 22-23 (Sat.-Sun.) Sports Carnival @ Aloha Stadium
March 30 (Sun.) FIRST GAME vs. Green Bay Blizzard

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS FOOTBALL TRAINING CAMP * With the 2003 af2 season to begin on March 30, the Islanders will open their training camp on Wednesday, March 12. Of all the players who participated in the open or invitational tryout, only 35 players will be invited to participate. This will also be the first day when players will be in pads and full contact will be allowed. The squad will be reduced from 35 to 30 on Friday, March 14 and the final 21 players will be determined by Tuesday, March 24. The Islanders will open their season on Sunday, March 30 at the Blaisdell Arena against the Green Bay Blizzard.

DATE: March 12 (Wednesday)
TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Saint Louis High School
CONTACT: For more information contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-532-7362
808-537-9165 (FAX)

SPORTS CARNIVAL

*The Hawaiian Islanders will be at the Aloha Stadium for the Sports Carnival in March. The carnival runs for two weekends, March 21-23, and 28-30. The days that the Islanders will be at the Aloha Stadium is tentatively set for Saturday and Sunday, March 22 and 23. Hawaiian Islanders players, coaches, and dancers will be there. There will also be an obstacle course, quarterback throw, 20-yard dash, and long-jump for the kids to test their skills and abilities.

DATE: Tentatively set for March 22-23 (Saturday-Sunday)
TIME: TBA
LOCATION: Aloha Stadium
CONTACT: For more information contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-532-7362
808-537-9165 (FAX)

HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS’ FIRST GAME vs. Green Bay Blizzard

*The Hawaiian Islanders’ first game of the 2003 Arena Football season will be on Sunday, March 30, 2003 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00pm. Make sure you’re there to experience the excitement of arena football!

DATE: March 30, 2003 (Sunday)
TIME: 6:00pm Kickoff
LOCATION: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
CONTACT: For more information contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-532-7362
808-537-9165 (FAX)

**2003 TICKET PRICES

*Time is going fast and so is your opportunity to purchase THE BEST SEATS in the house for Hawaiian Islanders Season Tickets! The season is just around the corner and the team is gearing up for an exciting season, so act quickly on the hottest tickets in town. Call 53-ARENA or visit us at www.hawaiianislanders.com and reserve your seats now!

SEASON TICKETS
Lower Arena Reserved Sideline Seating $80 – SPECIAL PRICE! (for a limited time)
General Admission Upper Arena Seating $65
Students/Junior (ages 17 & younger) $40
Suite Seating (individual) $120 – SOLD OUT
Full Suite (27 seats) $3,250 – SOLD OUT

SINGLE GAME TICKETS
Lower Arena Reserved Sideline Seating $15
General Admission Upper Arena Seating $10
Students/Junior (ages 17 & younger) $7
Suite Seating (individual) $22 – SOLD OUT

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