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Fan Appreciation Night Approaches

June 25, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

*The Hawaiian Islanders would like to show their appreciation for their fans at their next home game, Saturday, June 28 when they take on the two-time af2 champions Quad City Steamwheelers.

**50% OFF all general admission tickets (Adult $5 / Student $3.50) Valid at the Neal Blaisdell box office only.

**FREE HOT DOG & SODA for the first 1,000 fans through the gate

**20% OFF all Hawaiian Islanders merchandise (Get a 2003 Islander Fan T-shirt for just $5)

**Half-time entertainment: JN Chevrolet’s “Fast Lane To Fame featuring Daryl Labrado

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HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE ONLINE!

*The Hawaiian Islanders are pleased to announce that our online store is now open for business. Log on to the store from www.hawaiianislanders.com to purchase Islanders hats, t-shirts, polo shirts, sweatshirts, ladies tank tops, "gusto hands", media guides, Islanders Weekly TV episodes, and 2002 replica jerseys and game tapes. Islanders merchandise is also available for purchase at all home games (right inside the main entrance to the Blaisdell Arena).

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ISLANDERS NOW ON KUMU2

*The Hawaiian Islanders can now be heard on AM 1500 KUMU2 Radio. Listen to John Miro both home and away for the excitement of Islanders Football. From the opening kickoff to the final play, listen live each week as KUMU2 brings you Hawaiian Islanders arenafootball2 league action.

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POST A MESSAGE ON THE ISLANDERS MESSAGE BOARD

*Can't get enough Arena Football? Log on to the Hawaiian Islanders web site at www.hawaiianislanders.com and click on the Message Boards. There you'll read Arena Football opinions from across the U.S. as well as Hawaiian Islanders news and notes.

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**PREVIOUS ISLANDERS EVENTS: Where the Islanders have been

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HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS ON OC-16’S LOCAL KINE GRINDZ

*Hawaiian Islanders Darnell Arceneaux, Andy Ramos, Anthony Arceneaux, and Coach Darren Hernandez appeared on Oceanic Cable’s Local Kine Grindz. The four of them joined hosts Bruddah Sam and Lina-Girl as they visited Chili’s Waikiki, Chuck’s Cellar and Keoni by Keo’s and sampled their delicious food.

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COACHES LUNCHEON AT BIG ISLAND STEAKHOUSE

*Every Monday afternoon you can find Islanders players and coaches at Big Island Steakhouse in the Aloha Tower Marketplace for the weekly Coaches Luncheon. Come down to the Big Island Steakhouse every Monday at 12 noon to meet your favorite Islanders players and coaches.

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ISLANDERS WEEKLY TV SHOW

*Join Islander Head Coach Cal Lee and host Alema Harrington for Islanders Weekly, an informative 30-minute look behind the scenes of a professional franchise. See highlights from last week’s game as well as a preview of upcoming opponents. You’ll also see interesting interviews with coaches, players and fans.

The show airs Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 p.m. on Oceanic Cable 16.

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RYAN’S GRILL: HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS’ OFFICIAL POST-GAME DESTINATION

*Immediately following an Islanders home game, the entire team heads over to Ryan’s Grill in Ward Centre for a post-game meal and celebration. You can catch up with the team at Ryan’s Grill after the conclusion of the next two home games. Now you get a chance to meet and greet your favorite players and coaches to discuss the previous and upcoming games.

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YOU’RE IN THE GAME OVERNIGHT EXPERIENCE

* With the “You’re IN The Game Overnight Experience,” several lucky fans have the opportunity to get even closer in the game and become an Islander for a day. This priceless backstage pass includes an overnight experience with the Hawaiian Islanders players and coaches. The experience begins with a closed practice with the team at the Neal Blaisdell Center. From there, the fans board the “Royal Star” bus along with the team (courtesy of Superstar Transit) and it’s off to dinner with the team. After getting to know your favorite players over dinner, the group heads to Ohana East Hotel for the evening. Game Day starts with breakfast and lunch at Keoni by Keo’s, located in the Ohana East Hotel. The fans then sit amongst the team for “Chalk Talk.” Head Coach Cal Lee and his Islanders Coaching Staff review film, hold discussions and plan a winning strategy against the opposing team. As kick off nears, the fans and team board the bus and head off to the Neal Blaisdell Arena for some pre-game activities.

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

Tuesday to Friday Islanders Weekly TV Show on OC-16
June 28 (Sat.) Next Home Game vs. Quad City Steamwheelers
Post-game Party at Ryan’s Grill
June 28-29 (Sat.-Sun.) Big Boys Toys Expo
June 30 (Mon.) Coaches Luncheon at Big Island Steakhouse

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ISLANDERS WEEKLY TV SHOW

*Get IN the Game with the Islanders Weekly TV Show on OC-16. Each episode features in-depth coverage of the games, players, coaches, and behind the scenes action. The thirty-minute show will air every Tuesday through Friday at 8:30 p.m. on OC-16.

DATES: Every Tuesday through Friday TIME: 8:30 p.m.

CHANNEL: OC-16

CONTACT: For more information contact us at: 733 Bishop Street Suite #2500 Honolulu, HI 96813 808-532-7362 808-537-9165 (FAX)

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HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS VS. QUAD CITY STEAMWHEELERS

*Experience the excitement of arena football on Saturday, June 28, as the Islanders take on the Quad City Steamwheelers. Get in on the great deals of Fan Appreciation Night with 50% OFF ALL GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, FREE HOT DOG & SODA for the first 1,000 fans through the gate, 20% OFF ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDERS MERCHANDISE (get a 2003 Islander Fan t-shirt for just $5), and half- time entertainment with JN Chevrolet’s “Fast Lane To Fame” featuring Daryl Labrado. Get in on all the fun at 7:30 p.m. at the Neal Blaisdell Arena.

DATE: June 28 (Sat.)

TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: Neal Blaisdell Arena

CONTACT: For more information contact us at: 733 Bishop Street Suite #2500 Honolulu, HI 96813 808-532-7362 808-537-9165 (FAX)

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BIG BOYS TOYS EXPO

*On Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, the Hawaiian Islanders will be at the Hawaii Convention Center for the Big Boys Toys Expo. The Islanders will have their mini football field inflatable for the kids to enjoy. Kids and adults can also test their accuracy at the huge 16’x16’ quarterback toss. Come down to the Convention Center for a weekend of fun and excitement.

DATE: June 28-29 (Sat.-Sun.)

LOCATION: Hawaii Convention Center

CONTACT: For more information contact us at: 733 Bishop Street Suite #2500 Honolulu, HI 96813 808-532-7362 808-537-9165 (FAX)

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COACHES LUNCHEON AT BIG ISLAND STEAKHOUSE

*Every Monday until the end of the season, join the Hawaiian Islanders for a Coaches Luncheon at Big Island Steakhouse in the Aloha Tower Marketplace. Hawaiian Islanders coaches, players, and other guests will discuss the upcoming game and answer questions from the audience. Alema Harrington will MC the event. The luncheon will take place every Monday afternoon from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Islander fans are invited to attend the weekly luncheon to get to know the coaches and players while enjoying the great food Big Island Steakhouse has to offer.

For reservations please call Big Island Steakhouse at 537-4446.

DATE: Every Monday until the end of the season TIME: 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Big Island Steakhouse in the Aloha Tower Marketplace

CONTACT: For more information contact us at: 733 Bishop Street Suite #2500 Honolulu, HI 96813 808-532-7362 808-537-9165 (FAX)

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**2003 TICKET PRICES

*Just three home games left for you to experience the excitement of hard- hitting, high-scoring football. Get your single game tickets now and Get IN the Game!

*Group ticket sales are also available. Get a group of 15 or more and enjoy a night of arena football with your co-workers, baseball team, or a bunch of your friends. Call 532-7362 for more details.

SINGLE GAME TICKETS

Lower Arena Reserved Sideline Seating $15
General Admission Upper Arena Seating $10
Students/Junior (ages 17 & younger) $7
Suite Seating (individual) $22.50 – SOLD OUT

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