'Pigout' benefit for UH football team kicks off Thursday
The sixth annual Murphy's Warrior Pigskin Pigout will be held Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m. at Murphy's Bar & Grill in downtown Honolulu
Proceeds will benefit the University of Hawai'i football team.
Tickets are $100, and includes dinner and entertainment. There will be a Merchant Street block party with entertainment, games and a silent auction.
Among the items up for bid are Sam Choy's "Ultimate Modern Hawaiian Luau," valued at $3,500; accommodations at the Lodge at Koele and the Four Seasons Resort at Hualalai; a basketball signed by former UH standout Anthony Carter of the Miami Heat, and a 1992 U.S. Amateur Tournament golf jacket autographed by Tiger Woods.
Also, nearly $5,000 worth of Murphy's dinners, lunches and special parties will be on auction.
The Pigout, a brainchild of restaurateur Don Murphy, raised $105,000 last year. Tickets are available at Murphy's, located at the corner of Nu'uanu and Merchant, or by calling 531-0422 or 585-6442.
South African meet: Hawai'i surfers Sunny Garcia and Shawn Sutton won first-round heats in the Billabong Pro in 4- to 6-foot waves yesterday at Jeffreys Bay, South Africa.
Sutton recorded one of the highest scores of the day with a three-wave total of 21.5, including one ride that registered 9.65.
With their victories, Sutton and Garcia advance directly to the third round.
Three other Hawai'i surfers Shane Dorian, Andy Irons and Kalani Robb placed third in their respective first-round heats and will have to compete in the loser-out second round.
Kern scores 3: Olympian Sean Kern, a Punahou graduate, scored three goals Wednesday, but Team USA lost to Russia, 10-9, in their opening game at the FINA World Championships in Fukuoka, Japan.
The lead changed seven times during the match. Kern's last goal tied it at 8 with 5:50 remaining. The Russians scored the next two goals the last with :14 showing to clinch the victory.
The last time the teams played, the Russians topped the U.S. 11-10 in the quarterfinal game of the Sydney Olympics, knocking Team USA out of medal contention. The Russians went on to win the silver medal while the U.S. finished sixth.Ê
Team USA plays Canada today.
Kane'ohe boat in first: Kane'ohe's Kaimiloa, with David Nottage at the helm, shared first place after the first day of the Asahi Super Cup Yacht Race yesterday.
Kaimiloa is competing in the PH-1 class.
The five-race regatta, with visiting Japanese sailors teaming with local boat owners, continues today off Waikiki.