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Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic Celebrates 24 Years


WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – The Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic – tips off Nov. 8-11, 2019 at the Stan Sheriff Center and signals the start of the men’s basketball season for the University of Hawaii (UH). This is the 24th year that Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has been the title sponsor for the tournament. University of Hawaii men’s basketball team will be vying for the championship against South Dakota, Pacific, Florida A&M.

The Hawaii-based hospitality company has been a long-time corporate partner of University of Hawaii Athletics at the highest Diamond Level and serves as the title sponsor for eight athletic events for eight different UH sports including: women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, beach volleyball, softball, men’s basketball, men’s volleyball, baseball and football.

“Supporting University of Hawaii Athletics is a slam dunk for Outrigger; we’re committed to giving back in a big way to the communities we serve and proud to support the state’s university and scholar athlete programs,” said Sean Dee, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

“Outrigger Hospitality Group has been a valued partner of the University of Hawaii Athletics program for more than two decades; its support enables our student athletes to compete at the highest levels and provides an outstanding experience for our fans,” said David Matlin, University of Hawaii athletics director.

Sports fans from far or near are invited to stay at Outrigger Resorts, Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger and OHANA Hotels in Waikiki with special fan rates. The UH sports schedule and accommodation specials are available online at:

In addition to University of Hawaii Athletics, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts proudly supports many popular sporting events, including: Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, Duke’s OceanFest, Sony Open Hawaii, Honolulu Marathon, Hapalua, Honolulu Ekiden and Music and XTERRA competitions.

Outrigger Title Sponsorships:

  • Baseball – Outrigger Opening Series, February 15-17, 2019
  • Beach Volleyball – Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic, Feb. 23-24, 2019
  • Softball – Outrigger Resorts Hawaii Spring Fling Tournament, March 6-9, 2019
  • Men’s Volleyball – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Invitational March 7-9, 2019
  • Women’s Soccer – Outrigger Soccer Kickoff – Aug. 22-26, 2019
  • Women’s Volleyball – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Volleyball Challenge, September 12-14, 2019
  • Football – Outrigger Sponsor Game, UH vs Air Force, Oct. 19, 2019
  • Men’s Basketball – Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic, Nov. 8-11, 2019

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