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Islanders Set New Year's Goals

January 8, 2003 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

The New Year always brings about resolutions, new goals and dreams. I've set mine. And the Hawaiian Islanders have set our goals and dreams for 2003 at all levels. On the field under the direction of our field general, Cal Lee, we aspire to bring home the division crown, which will earn us home field advantage in the playoffs. In the arena, our front office staff has set goals that include making sure that 100 percent of our fans feel like they are IN the game! We are striving to create a game experience unlike any other that the sports fans of Hawaii have enjoyed. Arena football is fast, it's explosive, it's up close, and it’s fan and family oriented.

Our home opener is only two months away! We can't wait and neither should you! Get IN the game with the Hawaiian Islanders. It's an experience we promise you won't forget. Chris Dey, General Manager



The Hawaiian Islanders would like to welcome aboard the newest addition to our staff team, Thomas Yoshida, Director of Communications. Thomas Yoshida is considered one of the top sports and media relations experts in Hawaii. Following his graduation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Journalism, Thomas worked for the Hawaii Islanders Baseball Club as the Director of Media Relations. In 1987, Thomas moved to the University of Hawaii Sports Information Office where he was the Assistant/Associate Director of all men's sports. Over the next 10 years, Thomas worked as the Director of Media Relations for the Hawaii High School Athletic Association and as the Media Relations Coordinator for the Los Angeles Lakers Basketball team during preseason exhibitions in Hawaii. In addition to media relations experience, Thomas worked for the Vice President for University Relations as well as the UH Foundation. Most recently, Thomas was the Director of Sports Information at Hawaii Sports Network.

Hawaiian Islanders’ General Manager Chris Dey says, "Thomas has established himself as a leader in Hawaii's sports information industry over the past decade through his consistency, accuracy and reliability for the sport media at all levels. He is the consummate professional and we are proud to get him 'in the game' and on the team with the Hawaiian Islanders."

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the Hawaiian Islanders office staff, we would like for you to get to know who they are and what they do.

Kimberly Wang Owner

Chris Dey General Manager

Marci Joy Director of Operations

Jon Bryan Director of Marketing

Thomas Yoshida Director of Communications

Angie Yoon Director of Sales

Susee Whitty Corporate Operations

Cal Lee Head Coach

Cristy Tamanaha Assistant to Chris Dey

Aaron Lum Sponsorship Manager

Darrick Branch Sales Executive

Price Miller Equipment Manager

Scott Kuraoka Ticket Manager

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

1/19 (Sun.) -Hawaiian Islanders Dance Team Auditions (Round 2)


*Interested in being a Hawaiian Islanders Dancer? If you are, applications are available at or call (808) 53-ARENA. Mail or drop-off application and $10 fee to the address below (Attn: Islander girls). Please include a non-returnable photograph of yourself (resume is optional). You may also fill out an application on the day of the audition. If you choose to do so, please bring a non-returnable photo of yourself, the $10 application fee, and a resume (optional). DATE: January 19, 2003 (Sunday)
TIME: 10:00am-6:00pm
LOCATION: Bishop Street 24-Hour Fitness, 1000 Bishop, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
COST: $10 (All proceeds go back to the Islander Girls)
CONTACT: For more information on Hawaiian Islanders Dance Team Auditions contact us at:
733 Bishop Street Suite #2500
Honolulu, HI 96813
808-537-9165 (FAX)
E-mail: [email protected] subject line: Dance Team Auditions


*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 and reserve your seats now!


Lower Arena Reserved Sideline Seating $80
General Admission Upper Arena Seating $65
Students/Junior (ages 17 & younger) $40
Suite Seating (individual) $120
Full Suite (27 seats) $3,250


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

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