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    (PITTSBURGH-Jan. 30, 2015) – On June 23-27, 2015, the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation Fund will support its third bi-annual youth camp in American Samoa. This year the camp officially carries the name, Fa'a Samoa Camp, as a division of a larger program, the Fa’a Samoa Initiative. What originally began as a football camp for boys in its first year (2011), expanded to include a volleyball division and academic and life skills workshop...

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  • (PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va.)—New blood joins Team Amerika Samoa with the selection of Northern Virginia Community College Women's Basketball Head Coach Uchenna Faumuina-Eze. He's been named as one of two assistant coaches for the American Samoa National Women’s Basketball Team.

    "It's very exciting and humbling at the same time," Faumuina-Eze wrote from Prince William County, Va. "I am excited for the opportunity, not only to be a fresh new face but also to work with athletes who want...

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  • (HONOLULU)--Have you ever looked in the mirror and wondered, “What will I do next?” Well, I have. I was 39 years old, a single parent, with a daughter in college, and a son graduating from high school. I took a good hard look at myself in the mirror and saw year 40 looking back at me; it was an uncertain future. Up until that point, I lived my life for my children, but what now? They were beginning their own journey in life, so what do I do?

    For my 39th birthday, my mother bought...

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  • (Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--The first seven honorees to the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame will be named 10 a.m. tomorrow, during a press conference at the Sheraton in Waikiki.

    Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Co-founders – Super Bowl Champions Jesse Sapolu and Ma’a Tanuvasa, along with Dick Tomey, a member of the selection committee – will make the announcement, according to a statement issued this week by HOF.

    The establishment of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame was...

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  • (BASED ON PRESS RELEASE)--When Willie Salave’a accidently received a shipment of kukui nuts instead of the flower leis he was expecting, he saw a vision of a business that would not only feed his family, but honor and support his heritage. On that day Go Nuts Kukui jewelry was born. Soon after Salave’a obtained unprecedented license agreements from all of the major US sports leagues, including the NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA colleges.

    It was through these licenses that Salave’a got the...

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  • (Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--Thursday, July 11, 2013 has been declared Samoan Flag Day in Hawai’i, by a proclamation signed by Hawai’i Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui.

    “Samoan Flag Day reaffirms the ties of friendship, culture and mutual esteem felt between the people of Hawai’i and Samoa,” says the proclamation dated June 20, 2013. “Samoan Flag Day encourages the Samoan community to demonstrate its distinguished record of civic achievement and pride in the home islands and...

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  • (Honolulu, HAWAI’I)

    Portuguese sausage
    Furikake on rice and eggs
    I’d chuck my fave breakfast
    For a nice pair of rugby legs

    Lean, mean, cheetah-fast
    Running machines
    Make a rugby dummy
    Into a crazy rugby fiend

    C’mon! Score! Yes!
    What a beautiful try
    I like your penalty kicks
    The cuts in your thighs

    Such awesome form
    When you're in that scrum
    From Apia Park, Samoa
    To the Aloha Stadium


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  • (Waianae, HAWAI’I)—Waianae Samoan Methodist Church Youth are champions of the co-ed Sinoti Metotisi Hawai’i Softball Tournament, a statewide church competition hosted for the first time in 2013.

    Sinoti Metotisi Hawai’i refers to the Synod or "council" representing six Samoan Methodist Churches in Hawai’i.

    In the tournament, no team was able to defeat Waianae. Not even once. They finished the competition with a perfect 12-0.

    “The tournament was great, it was the first...

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  • (Honolulu, HAWAI'I)--Ten Toa Samoa rugby league footballers are stranded in Hawai’i. They didn’t board the Pago Pago-bound Hawaiian Airlines flight Monday afternoon.

    The group was in high spirits at the Honolulu International Airport, ready to depart for home after their 34-10 win over USA Tomahawks, June 1.

    Toa Samoa is Samoa’s national rugby league team. They represent sovereign Samoa and Rugby League Samoa (RLS) in the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF). Tomahawks...

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    (Honolulu, HAWAI'I) Both sides in the June 1 USA V. Toa Samoa rugby league test match have been named and the visiting team from Samoa is due to arrive in Hawai’i early Friday morning via Hawaiian Airlines.

    Half the 18-member Tomahawks team represents Hawai’i with names from American Samoa, Utah, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut completing the roster. Fifteen players from Samoa and three from New Zealand comprise the Toa Samoa...

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