The inaugural Wahine Experience was held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at the University of Hawaii’s Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. Conceived by ESPN 1420’s own Bobby Curran, the event was a celebration of Rainbow Wahine athletics as well as a way to inspire Hawaii’s keiki to strive for academc excellence. Nearly every Rainbow Wahine athletic program took part in the festivities (the volleyball team was busy preparing for that night’s victory over Cal State Fullerton), offering interactive games and demonstrations. Enjoy the photos!
Keiki of all ages got to take part in a wide selection of healthy and fun activities.
An eager crowd gathered at Clarence T.C.Ching Athletics Complex even before the event began!
Rainbow Wahine tennis player Sophia Storch helps a young fan learn a basic forehand.
Soccer agility drill!
Attendees of all ages got to spin a prize wheel. Everyone walked away a winner!
Rainbow Wahine soccer players Sarah Lau (left) and Raisa Strom-Okimoto enjoyed working with the keiki.
Event hosts and distinguished alumni, from left: KITV 4’s Brandi Higa; former Rainbow Wahine volleyball player and retired UH Associate Athletic Director Marilyn Moniz-Kaho’ohanohano; former Rainbow Wahine basketball player and HPD Major Lisa Mann; ESPN 1420’s Bobby Curran; former Rainbow Wahine basketball player and Hawaii Supreme Court Justice Sabrina McKenna; Spectrum Sports announcer Lori Santi; and Hawaii News Now’s Taryn Hatcher.
Sophia Storch enjoyed sharing her passion for tennis with her young fans.
This youngster tried his hand at the shot put.
Learning the basics of competitive swimming.
Rainbow Wahine basketball Makenna Woodfolk gives a fan an autograph.
KITV 4’s Brandi Higa helped emcee the proceedings.
Learning the basics of golf.
UH head football coach Nick Rolovich came out to support the event.
Rainbow Wahine softball standouts Jennifer Iseri (left) and Alia Monges.
Members of the Sailing team shared some of their nautical knowledge.
Time out for volleyball.
ESPN 1420’s Bobby Curran spearheaded the Wahine Experience. Well done, Bobby!