Mosi Tatupu memorial set for June 20
A memorial service for Mosi Tatupu will be held June 20 at the Punahou School chapel.
Tatupu, a standout athlete at Punahou in the 1970s, died on Feb. 23 at age 54. Tatupu was among the state’s greatest prep athletes and went on to a successful career at Southern California. He then became a popular figure over his 14 years with the New England Patriots.
Visitation starts at 12:30 p.m., with the service to begin at 1:30 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a fund benefiting youth football in American Samoa. Checks should be made to USA Football, with "Mosi Tatupu Memorial Fund" on the memo line.
Donations can also be sent to USA Football, c/o Mosi Tatupu Memorial Fund, 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 625, Vienna, Va. 22182.
UH football summer camp opens
The Hawaii football program’s series of summer camps begins today with the start of the skills camp.
The camp – geared for receivers, defensive backs, quarterbacks, running backs and tight ends – runs through Sunday and is open to players ages 13-17.
Walk-up registration is $100 and starts at 3 p.m. The camp is set for 4-6 p.m.
UH will also host a big man’s camp for linemen June 18-20 and a kids’ camp (ages 5-12) July 9-11. Online registration is $90.
More information is available at hawaiiathletics.com or by calling 956-6508.
Mahe in StrikeForce main event
Maui’s Lolohea Mahe will fight undefeated heavyweight Shane Del Rosario in the main event of StrikeForce: Challengers in Everett, Wash., on July 23.
The event will be broadcast on Showtime on a 3-hour tape delay at 8 p.m.
Del Rosario (9-0) has finished eight of his nine wins in the first round. Mahe (4-1-1) will try to rebound from the first loss of his career against Lavar Johnson on a StrikeForce card in March.
HPU volleyball adds 3
Hawaii Pacific women’s volleyball coach Daryl Kapis announced three new commitments yesterday.
Brittney Wood, a 6-foot-2 middle, 6-0 outside hitter Courtney Smith and 6-0 middle Courtney Curran will join the team as junior transfers in the fall.
"All three additions give us some serious size in our rotation," Kapis said in a press release yesterday.