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Polynesian Football Hall of Fame, PCC ti...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     Starting about five years ago, the Polynesian Cultural Center partnered with the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame to host its permanent home in Laie, Hawaii. Today, the PFHOF is a beautiful addition to the PCC’s Hukilau Marketplace, and is open free to the public. The PFHOF’s enshrined its Class of 2018 there during special ceremonies on January 20, 2018. Still, some people wonder about the ties between the PCC and the PFHOF. Origins of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Former...
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PFHOF enshrines Class of 2018 at PCC

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up     The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame (PFHOF) inducted its Class of 2018 during an enshrinement program at the Polynesian Cultural Center on Jan. 20, 2018. FYI, the Center partnered with the PFHOF five years ago to host the hall of fame’s permanent gallery, which is located in the Hukilau Marketplace and is open free to the public. The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Class of 2018 The five members of the PFHOF Class of 2018 enshrined that weekend include: >> The late Herman “Buddy”...
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Polynesian football legends: More than ‘...

Warrior heritage helps Polynesian athletes There’s a line of thinking — a good one, it turns out — that modern Polynesians have channeled aspects of their ancient warrior culture and formidable physical prowess into becoming outstanding athletes. Young Polynesians now excel in a wide variety of games and sports; and their parents and grandparents have been demonstrating this warrior-skills blend particularly well for over a century on rugby pitches, and starting about 80 years in American football. Today, can you imagine getting tackled by an amazingly quick,...
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Uncle David Hannemann ‘graduates’ ...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up       The Polynesian Cultural Center honored Tausilinu’u David Hannemann, 92, a Samoan with German heritage, as its first full-time paid employee and most-senior living associate when he retired — again — during a special “graduation” ceremony on December 28, 2017. Four generations of his family, friends and PCC colleagues marked the occasion with Polynesian chanting, gift-giving, memories, praises and, of course, a feast.   ‘Uncle David,’ the perfect Polynesian host   The...
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Two new VP’s at Polynesian Cultura...

Sign up for our Polynesian Cultural Center newsletters:  Email Sign Up   The Polynesian Cultural Center has recently named two new vice presidents: Jarod Hester, VP of Finance and CFO Hester joined the PCC about four years ago as the Financial Controller. In his new position, he succeeded Douglas F. Lyons, who was temporarily “on loan” for several years from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints financial administration offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, and has returned there. Hester, who was born in England but raised in New Zealand, had previously worked...