Quantcast

Friday, August 01, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 96 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Lawmaker wants state to give $10M 'boost' to UH athletics

By Ferd Lewis

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 08:35 p.m. HST, Jan 07, 2014


State Rep. K. Mark Takai has proposed that the Legislature grant the finacially struggling University of Hawaii athletic program a "one-time $10 million boost" with matching funds.

Under Takai's proposal, which is to be introduced during the legislative session, the state would provide $2 for each $1 raised by the school.

The "boost" is intended to "leverage community support," Takai (D-Aiea) said.

"It's much easier to get community support and people in the stands when we have winning teams," Takai said in a news release today. "However, it's because of the past few challenging years that we need to step up now and support our athletic program."

UH athletics ran up a $3.3 million deficit for the fiscal year that closed June 30, and projects as much as a $1 million deficit for the current fiscal year.






 Print   Email   Comment | View 96 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(96)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions


IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Political Radar
Maximum Ige

Political Radar
Maximum Abercrombie

Political Radar
-1.8%

Political Radar
`Trust’

Warrior Beat
Pre-camp notes

The Green Leaf
Marine debris art

Political Radar
`Toss up’