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May 7, 2004 - arenafootball2 (af2) - Hawaiian Islanders News Release

GAME RECAP: HAWAII at BOSSIER-SHREVEPORT Bossier-Shreveport Defeats Hawaii 61-42

By Alema Harrington, Communications Manager

SHREVEPORT, LA – Despite a 226 to 175 yard advantage on total offense, the Hawaiian Islanders dropped their second consecutive road game with a 61-42 loss to the Bossier-Shreveport Battle Wings.

The Battle Wings (2-3), who lost last week to Memphis 69-29, took advantage of some early opportunities and never looked back.

Field position proved to be a major advantage for Bossier. Of their seven touchdown drives, five were only 27 yards or less. Of Hawaii’s six touchdowns, five were of drives of 29 yards or longer.

Bossier-Shreveport quarterback Sherard Poteete orchestrated several key drives in the first half to keep Hawaii off guard. Poteete threw for one touchdown and ran for two others as the Battle Wings outgained Hawaii on the ground (41 to 7 yards).

Islanders quarterback Darnell Arceneaux suffered through a disappointing performance as he completed only 19-of-39 passes for 219 yards and four touchdowns.

Aaron Smith caught nine passes for 75 yards while Nian Taylor, Anthony Arceneaux and Mike Miller each caught three passes. Taylor and Miller each caught one touchdown while Anthony Arceneaux caught two.

The Islanders (3-2) return home on Sunday and will return to the road to face the San Diego Riptide next Saturday (May 8). Kickoff is scheduled for 4 p.m. HST.


Got milk?

The Hawaiian Islanders kicked off the first-ever Family FANFest with much success thanks to Meadow Gold Dairies for their sponsorship and support of the Islanders!

Featured at the first two FANFest events were Kikaida and his friends (April 17) dealing out “double chops” to the bad guys, and Team High Performance (April 24) who wowed the crowd with impressive yo-yo tricks.

Prior to every home game, the fun begins for Islanders fans at 4:30 p.m. with an Islanders inflatable replica arena football field, a quarterback challenge, face painting, poster making, milk mustaches, Meadow Gold Dairies samples, and great entertainment. Kawika Moo, Gusto the Gecko, and Tiny Tadani of OC-16's Tiny TV will be part of the festivities at every FANFest. Exclusive to Meadow Gold Dairies FANFest, thirty lucky fans at each FANFest will be chosen to sit in the "Kawika Moo Bullpen", the endzone VIP seats, for that night's game. Admission is free with a game day ticket. So Get IN the Game at the Meadow Gold Dairies Family FanFest!


The Islanders Business Club (IBC) is a business-to-business networking opportunity launched this season in conjunction with Islanders arena football home games. The event has already become “The Place To Be” on game day.

The first two games of the 2004 season of this exclusive club has hosted to two great pre-game networking functions, catered by Compadre’s Bar & Grill and DIXIE Grill with beer provided by Hinano Tahiti.

The IBC, proudly presented by NetEnterprise and First Insurance, is comprised of over 40 local businesses that are using their mutual affinity for Islanders football as a tool for building business and developing new relationships.

The two events have attracted close to 200 attendees who gather in the exclusive IBC Pavilion prior to kickoff to enjoy great food and great company while they get ready for the game. Members and their guests enjoy the casual environment that encourages networking and promotes the power of professional partnerships.

Each event features hospitality and heavy pupus served up by some of Hawaii’s finest restaurants and caterers. Our next fete will feature the innovative Pac- Rim Cuisine of Chai’s Island Bistro.

The 2004 Islanders Girls have made the IBC a regular stop on their pre-game rounds as they drop in to mingle with members and get the party rolling and each home game. IBC members in attendance also have the chance to win a Business Basics package form NetEnterprise worth over $1,000.

Food, Fun and Festivities make business a pleasure at the Islanders Business Club. If you’re a member, you know what were talking about. If you aren’t enrolled yet, we invite you to join us and experience the power and privilege of membership.

“The Islanders Mean Business…Because Football is Meant to be a “Contact Sport”

Businesses and individuals that recognize the value of this opportunity and have already joined the Club include:

Ameripark/J. Nikalai
Boston Partners
Coates & Frey
Coral Creek
Cycle City dba Harley Davidson
Dave Muldoon
Elite Security
First Hawaiian
First Insurance
Honolulu Star Bulletin
In+Form Design
JN Chevrolet
Meadow Gold Dairies
Menehune Waters
Ohana Hotels & Resorts
Pizza Hut/Taco Bell
Roberts Hawaii
Signs By Dey
St. Louis Alumni
StarComm Wireless
Touchstone Properties
Zenitram Productions

...and new members are signing up every day! The IBC hosts an exclusive hospitality pavilion each home game for members and their guests. Each of these pre-game functions is catered and includes a no host bar. Participating restaurants include:
Compadres Bar & Grill
Chai's Island Bistro
Dixie Grill Bar-B-Que and Crab Shack
Meritage Restaurant
TGI Fridays

Members enjoy a variety of other benefits including:
--Promotional opportunities including a business profile in our game day magazine and inclusion in our exclusive IBC Directory
--(2) Free rounds of golf at Coral Creek Golf Course. Exclusive member discounts and offers from select local businesses.
--(2) Invitations to the 2004 Islanders Business Club Luncheon.
--Exclusive meet and greet opportunities with Islanders players and coaches and the Islanders Girls.
--A free gift and much, much more! The season has kicked off and now is the time to get IN the game. Join the Islanders Business Club and experience the power and privilege of membership. For more information call the Hawaiian Islanders corporate offices at (808) 532-7362.

SPECIAL OFFERS FROM OUR SPONSORS! 24 Hour Fitness: On Islanders home-game day, head down to the 24 Hour Fitness kiosk to spin the Wheel of Fitness to win great prizes from 24 Hour Fitness.

24 Hour Fitness…It’s The Way We Make You Feel.


CompUSA Hawaii is a proud sponsor of the Hawaiian Islanders arena football team. As an added bonus from CompUSA, Pizza Hut Hawaii “Carryout for Literacy” cardholders get $10.00 OFF a $100.00 purchase or $25.00 OFF a $250.00 purchase at CompUSA.

On game day, head down to the CompUSA kiosk and get your picture taken with a Harley Davidson motorcycle and an Islanders Girl. Photos are FREE and on a first come, first serve basis.

Sign up for a CompUSA credit card at the next Hawaiian Islanders home game an receive a T-Shirt and cap courtesy of CompUSA and the Hawaiian Islanders. While you are there, enter the CompUSA Rollin’ in the Endzone contest promotion. One lucky contestant will be chosen to roll the dice during a timeout. Roll a 7 or 11 and win a prize pack from CompUSA and be automatically entered to win a trip to Las Vegas. See kiosk attendant for rules and details of the game. Some restrictions apply.

CompUSA…Where America Buys Technology.


Head down to the Cycle City/Harley Davidson kiosk to get up-close and personal with a Harley Davidson motorcycle. Fans can get a FREE picture on the Harley with an Islanders Girl.


On home-game day, don’t forget to pick-up an Islanders Illustrated Game Magazine, courtesy of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Open up your game program and if you have Coach Cal Lee’s autograph, then you are the Honolulu Star- Bulletin’s “Star of the Game.” The “Star” will receive (1) VIP seat upgrade, a 6-month subscription to the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and 15 seconds of fame on the Islanders TV show, Islanders Illustrated.

So get “IN the Game” and “Reach for the Star!”


Check out the Chevrolet vehicle displays at the Neal Blaisdell Arena on Islanders home game days! Then at halftime, check out the Chevy’s in action at the JN Chevrolet Fast Lane to Fame concert.

MilliCare Commercial CarpetCare:

Go online to the Islanders’ home page at and vote your favorite player for the MilliCare Commercial CarpetCare “Hotdog of the Week.” Each week’s winner will be displayed at the arena concession stands on game day!


Show your Oceanic Kupa`a card and get $2.00 off the price of a general admission ticket at the Neal Blaisdell Center box office.

OC16…Local Television at its Best!


Islanders fans receive VIP “no line, no cover” treatment with a game-day ticket stub (dated for that day only). Join the Islanders team and the Islanders Girls for an after-game celebration!


On home-game day, make your way to the Hawaiian Islanders kiosk, located just inside the main entrance to the arena, to sign up for the OHANA Hotels and Resorts Ohana Victory Dance promotion to win a one-night stay at participating OHANA Hotels. See kiosk attendant for rules and details of the game. Some restrictions apply.

OHANA Hotels and Resorts…Where the Fun is Fundamental.


Pizza Hut Hawaii and the Hawaiian Islanders are teaming up to promote literacy in Hawaii through Pizza Hut’s “Carryout for Literacy” program. The first 25 people to purchase a Carryout for Literacy card at the Pizza Hut kiosk at each home game will receive an exclusive Touchdown for Literacy T-shirt and a 2004 Hawaiian Islanders media guide (a $9 retail value). For only $10, the Carryout for Literacy card entitles customers to a "buy one, get one FREE" pizza discount on carryout orders for a whole year. As an added bonus from CompUSA, “Carryout for Literacy” cardholders get $10.00 OFF a $100.00 purchase or $25.00 OFF a $250.00 purchase at CompUSA. Kids in attendance, simply fill out the crossword puzzle, located in the Islanders Illustrated game magazine, and turn it in to the Pizza Hut kiosk, located near the Ewa concession, to enter the Pizza Hut “Touchdown for Literacy” promotion. Two lucky contestants will win great prizes from Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.


Attention all kids! Head down to the Hawaiian Islanders kiosk on home-game day to sign up for the Taco Bell Ballin’ Like the Big Boys promotion for your chance to win cool prizes from Taco Bell. See kiosk attendant for rules and details of the game. Some restrictions apply.

Hang out after the game to receive a FREE Hawaiian Islanders/Taco Bell “Fired Up on Arena Football poster and get it autographed by the team!

Spice it Up with Taco Bell Hawaii!


Stay tuned for great offers from our sponsor.


Now you can buy your Hawaiian Islanders arena football game tickets at any Times Supermarket location! As an added bonus, show your Times Royal Card and get $2 off the General Admission price!


Show your game night ticket (dated that day only) at any of the Victoria Ward participating restaurants for SPECIAL OFFERS!

--Big City Diner: Buy one appetizer and two beverages and receive 2nd appetizer FREE! (Only at the Ward Center location)
--Brew Moon Restaurant & Microbrewery: 50% OFF your second entrée!
--Cold Stone Creamery: $1 OFF you “Love It” or “Gotta Have It” Creation! (Only at the Ward Center location)
--Compadres Bar & Grill: Your amigo receives 50% OFF!
--Dave & Busters: Complimentary $5 Power Card!
--Dixie Grill Bar-B-Que and Crab Shack: One complimentary Happy Hour appetizer with any purchase (3-6 pm)


If you haven’t experienced arena football, then tune into Oceanic channel 16 (OC16) for your crash course of Hawaiian Islanders arena football hosted by Alema Harrington. Each episode features a recap of the previous game, a look ahead to the next opponent, player and coach interviews, as well as the behind the scenes of the only professional sports franchise in the state.

The original show airs every Tuesdays at 8:30 pm and re-airs 10 times throughout the week. Check your local listing for show times.

This week on Islanders Illustrated (show 7):
-Alema Harrington recaps the Islanders game at Bossier-Shreveport
-Hawaiian Islanders owner Kimberly W. Dey joins Harrington “on set”
-Up close and personal with lineman Andy Ramos
-Get to know one of the most hard working men on the sidelines—trainer Marcus Oshiro
-Recap the first two games with the Islanders Girls!

2004 TICKET PRICES & PACKAGES Get your tickets to the hottest game in town! The 2003 West Division Champions are in the hunt for another division title and a playoff run. Get in on the action! Lower bowl seats are limited.


Islanders Business Club Level $35
Lower Bowl-Reserved $25
Upper Bowl Sideline-Reserved $15
Upper Bowl End Zone-General Admission $10 (Sections 1-5, 12-21, 29-32) Youth (17 & Under) $7
Handicap $10


Members of the U.S. armed forces can purchase their Hawaiian Islanders season tickets at 33 percent off the regular price at all Navy Information, Tickets & Tours (I.T.T) outlets. For more information contact the I.T.T. outlet or the Hawaiian Islanders.

ITT Outlets: (808) 473-0792 (808) 422-2757

Hawaiian Islanders Ticket Information: (808) 53-ARENA

Pacific Guardian Center 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2500 Honolulu, HI 93813


Need to plan a birthday party? For only $200, your group will receive 10 upper bowl end zone tickets, 10 coupons for a free Hawaiian Islanders T-shirt and 10 coupons for a free hotdog and soda at the game. Plus, group leaders receive extra benefits such as free parking, an Islanders Club decal, an autographed team photo and two complimentary tickets for a future home game. Each additional group member is only $20 and the more you have in your group, the more the group leader benefits! So get your group IN THE GAME! The group sales program is also great for family reunions, bachelor/bachelorette parties, a sports team outing, or even a means of motivating your employees!

For more information, call (808) 53-ARENA.


High school football teams get in FREE when they wear their team jersey to the game!

If your high school football team is interested, call the Hawaiian Islanders corporate offices to reserve your tickets to the game. Some restrictions apply. Group tickets are limited, so call 532-7362.


Your contribution will allow children and families, who otherwise may not have the opportunity to experience a night of Arena Football, to attend the game. Your donation of tickets can benefit on of our partnered non-profit organizations or you may specify one of your own. Call 53-ARENA for more information.


GET IN THE GAME with these hot items! Shop for your Islanders gear at the game or online at

27” Red Stadium Horn, $5

Get IN the game and make enough noise to force our opponent to call a timeout! Horns are not sold anywhere else in Hawaii and can only be purchased at Islanders home games. Supplies are limited.

Cow Bells, $5

Whether you are in Kawika Moo’s Bullpen, the CompUSA Red Zone or anywhere in the arena, get a cow bell and make some noise. Available at home games only.

Mini Islanders Helmets, $35

Get ‘em signed by your favorite player(s) after the game. HOT item! Going fast! Available online and at home games.

Youth T-Shirts, $12

All sizes and colors! Check the Islanders online store at or at the OFFICIAL ISLANDERS MERCHANDISE kiosk at every home game near the main entrance.

Individual Islanders Girls Composite, $1 Get your 8”X10” photo of your favorite Islanders Girl! Carissa, Heatherlynn, Juliet, Kellie, Lilia, Michelle, Stacie, and Valerie. The whole set is only $8 and they can be autographed after the game. Available at Islanders home games only.


Questions or comments? Or to learn more about the Hawaiian Islanders E- Newsletter or event calendar, contact Natalie Webb at (808) 53-ARENA or email her at [email protected]

The Hawaiian Islanders offices are located at: Pacific Guardian Center 733 Bishop Street, Suite 2500 Honolulu, Hawaii 96813


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