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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, October 11, 2001

Isle File
Football game benefits N.Y. firefighters

Advertiser Staff

The Hawaiian Warriors of Oahu and the Kihei Heat of Maui will play a semi-pro football game Oct. 20 at Cooke Field to benefit the families of New York firefighter players who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Kickoff is 7 p.m. and while there is no admission charge, donations will be accepted.

Twenty members of the FDNY (Fire Department New York) Braves football team were killed while trying to rescue those caught in the World Trade Center towers that collapsed after being struck by airplanes hijacked by terrorists.

Tom Narducci, a New York firefighter and member of the Braves team, worked a "ground zero" during the rescue/cleanup. He will fly to Hawai'i for the game. He and several members of the Honolulu Fire Department will pass the "firefighter's boot" among the crowd at halftime for donations.

Game organizer Rev. John Frederick said everyone involved in the event — players, coaches, supporting companies — are volunteering their time and services.

Any individual or company that would like to help support the fund-raiser may call Rev. Frederick at 676-4714 or 671-8213.


• UH finishes 14th: The University of Hawai'i men's golf team finished 14th out of 16 teams at the Fresno Lexus Classic last weekend.

The Rainbows finished with a 902 total. Host Fresno State won with 834.

Sophomore Matt Kodama was the top UH finisher, tying for eighth place with a 216 total.