Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Becomes Top-Level Sponsor of UH Athletics

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Building on nearly 20 years of support of UH student-athletes, Outrigger steps up to Diamond Corporate Partners.

David Carey and Ben Jay

“We are proud to be a part of the University of Hawaii ohana and the success of its student athletes through our long-time support of the UH Athletics program,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, a long-time Corporate Sponsor of the University of Hawaii Athletics, has elevated its commitment to be a Diamond Corporate Partner. Last season, local businesses including Outrigger Hotels and Resorts helped the UH Athletics Corporate Partner Program generate more than $3.8 million in cash and trade to offset UH Athletic Program expenses.

As a Diamond Corporate Partner, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts expands its tournament sponsorship with the addition of the Rainbow Wahine Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge, September 12-14. Outrigger Hotels and Resorts continue to serve as title sponsor for five other collegiate sports events during the 2013 - 2014 athletic season, including:

  •     Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Rainbow Classic (Men’s basketball)
  •     Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Soccer Classic (Women’s soccer)
  •     OHANA Hotels and Resorts No Ka Oi (Women’s soccer)
  •     Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Invitational (Men’s volleyball)
  •     Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Baseball Season-Opening

“We are proud to be a part of the University of Hawaii ohana and the success of its student athletes through our long-time support of the UH Athletics program,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “As a Hawaii-based company, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is committed to supporting our community’s future leaders at the University of Hawaii.”

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts will also continue to provide resort stay giveaways, restaurant certificates and other prizes to the winner of the “Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Paddle Cam” at all men’s and women’s volleyball and men’s basketball games at the Stan Sheriff Center, and will further reward UH fans by providing on-field giveaways during Rainbow Warrior football home games in the upcoming season.

“We certainly appreciate the unwavering support Outrigger Hotels and Resorts provides UH Athletics and its recent decision to substantially increase its commitment speaks volumes of this local company’s commitment to our community and student athletes,” said Ben Jay, UH athletics director. “At a time when our expenses are increasing at a significant rate, it’s wonderful to know that we have Corporate Partners like Outrigger Hotels and Resorts willing to step up their support of University of Hawaii college athletics.”

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is also offering ‘FANtastic’ hotel discounts at Outrigger Reef on the Beach, Ala Moana Hotel, OHANA Waikiki East, and Airport Honolulu Hotel. Now, UH friends and family can all make it to Oahu to cheer on the ‘Bows at all of their exciting home games. To book, visit http://www.outrigger.com/gobows.

In addition to sponsorships and giveaways, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts hosts a “Call the Coach” show at Kani Ka Pila Grille at the Outrigger Reef on the Beach on select Monday nights. UH fans are invited to attend a one-hour radio broadcast devoted to UH coaches and their teams. Fans will hear the latest scoops on the Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine, meet the UH athletics coaches, enjoy great food and drinks and win prizes. Validated valet parking is available. The show starts at 6 p.m. and is also broadcast live on ESPN 1420. For an updated "Call the Coach" schedule, please visit espn1420am.com.

About Outrigger Enterprises Group
Outrigger Enterprises Group is one of the largest and fastest growing privately-held leisure lodging, retail and hospitality companies in the Asia-Pacific and Oceania regions and continues to expand its presence throughout the area. A family-owned company with 66 years of hospitality experience, Outrigger runs a highly-successful, multi-branded portfolio of hotels, condominiums and vacation resort properties, including Outrigger® Hotels and Resorts, OHANA® Hotels and Resorts, Embassy Suites®, Holiday Inn®, Best Western®, Wyndham Vacation Ownership® and Hilton Grand VacationsTM. Currently, Outrigger operates and/or has under development 45 properties with approximately 11,000 rooms located in Hawaii; Australia; Guam; Fiji; Bali; Thailand; Mauritius, Vietnam; and Hainan Island, China. Outrigger Enterprises Group also operates and develops hotel properties and hospitality-related retail and real estate opportunities for partners in Hawaii, the Pacific, and Asia. For on-line information, log on at http://www.outriggerenterprisesgroup.com and http://www.outrigger.com.

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