The University of Hawai'i (UH) - Manoa campus has much to be thankful for. UH has received a $2.195 million dollar gift for its Rainbow Warriors football team.
James Bolte made the donation to UH because of his love for the islands and the Rainbow Warriors. Mr. Bolte is quoted as saying, "I have been a life-long fan of the Rainbow/Warrior football team. The Good Lord has been kind to me and I wanted to thank Him and the people of Hawai'i for their goodness. I hope to return to Hawai'i soon and cheer on our Warriors in person. My thanks to my attorney Thomas Mui for his assistance."
The generous gift was presented to the University during the Homecoming (Rainbow Warriors vs Louisiana Tech) game's halftime on October 11.
The welcomed funds will be used to renovate existing facilities or possibly for building a new football facility. The remainder of the funds will be earmarked for scholarships to members of the football team, who attend the University.
The University played its first football game in 1909. The team name, Rainbow Warriors, was derived from two sources. Warriors as a tribute to Hawai'i's proud heritage and Rainbow from the Manoa Valley (campus location) where glorious rainbows appear almost daily.
Mr. Bolte has long roots in Hawai'i . Around the turn of the century (1900), Mr. Bolte's grandfather came to the islands. James Bolte was born in California although his parents were Kama'ainas (born and raised in Hawaii ). He attended the University of California-Berkeley campus and received his Bachelor of Science degree there. Mr. Bolte was part of the Hawai'i community and a businessman on the island for over 28 years. He is now retired and has moved to the mainland, to the state of Nevada
For those of you not familiar with the University of Hawai'i System, there are several community college and university campuses on Oahu and other islands. The O'ahu campuses are: UH - Manoa located on the island of O'ahu in the Manoa Valley, UH - West O'ahu located in Pearl City just north of Pearl Harbor, Honolulu Community College located in the City of Honolulu, Kapi'olani Community College located in the Diamond Head area of Honolulu, Leeward Community College located in Pearl City, and Windward Community College located in Kaneohe on the windward side of the island.
The University of Hawai'i offers many outstanding programs. If you know someone considering a college education and would like to attend school in paradise or as the University's tag line "like no other place on earth", then they should definitely visit the University of Hawai'i's main website. Their website is awesome and offers detailed information about the University with links to each sponsored campus.