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Outrigger shines as Diamond Corporate Sponsor of University of Hawaii Athletics


16-0730_PR - Rainbow Classic Logo 2016_zpskynsiaezWAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announced today that it has signed on to expand and extend its partnership with the University of Hawai’i Athletics program at the top level through 2018. As a Diamond Corporate Sponsor, Outrigger will serve as the title sponsor of eight athletic events for eight different annual UH sports throughout the 2016-2018 seasons.

“Outrigger Resorts has been a dedicated partner of UH for 23 years and this unwavering support helps enable our student athletes to rise to their potential,” said David Matlin, University of Hawai’i athletics director. “Outrigger’s title sponsorship of fan favorites like the Outrigger Rainbow Classic, as well as new tournaments like the Outrigger Resorts Hawaii Invitational and Outrigger Spring Fling Softball Tournament, elevate thegames for participants, coaches and fans alike.”

The Outrigger Rainbow Classic – a men’s hoops tournament that has hosted some of the biggest names in basketball – tips off Nov. 11 to 14 at the Stan Sheriff Center and signifies the start of the men’s basketball season. This is the 21st year that Outrigger Hotels and Resorts has supported the tournament.

UH vs. North Carolina – Outrigger is also the presenting sponsor for the UH vs. North Carolina basketball game on Nov. 18 – which will be the first time that the Tar Heels face the Rainbow Warriors since 1994 during the inaugural season of the Stan Sheriff Center.

Screen-Shot-2016-08-21-at-7.11.56-PM“As a global hospitality company with Hawaii roots, Outrigger is steadfast in its support for the local sports community and nurturing the future leaders of our state – this expanded two-year contract is our signature on that promise,” said David Carey, president and CEO for Outrigger Enterprises Group.

During the 2016-2018 seasons, Outrigger Resorts will serve as the title sponsor for eight UH Athletics events including: women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, beach volleyball, softball, men’s basketball, men’s volleyball, baseball and football.

Sports fans cheering either for the home or visiting teams are invited to stay at Outrigger Resorts and OHANA Hotels in Waikiki with special fan rates. The UH sports schedule and accommodation specials are available online at:

2016-2018 Outrigger Title Sponsorships Include:

  • Women’s Soccer

    • Outrigger Soccer Classic Series 1, August 19-21, 2016
    • Outrigger Soccer Classic Series 2, August 25-27, 2016
    • Outrigger Soccer Classic Series 3, September 1-2, 2016
  • Women’s Volleyball – Outrigger Volleyball Challenge, September 8-11, 2016
  • Men’s Basketball – Outrigger Rainbow Classic, November 11-14, 2016
  • Football – Outrigger Sponsor Game, Senior Night, November 26, 2016
  • Men’s Volleyball – Outrigger Invitational, January 2017
  • Baseball – Outrigger Opening Series, February 2017
  • Beach Volleyball – Outrigger Resorts Hawaii Invitational, March 2017
  • Softball – Outrigger Spring Fling Tournament, March 2017

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, the Sony Open, the Honolulu Marathon, the Hapalua, Honolulu Ekiden and Music as well as national and international XTERRA competitions.