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Date: Saturday, June 27, 2015

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall

Admission: FREE!

Questions about the Festival? Call (808) 534-7118!

 

The fifth-annual ESPN 1420 Sports Festival presented by Kaiser Permanente is set for Saturday, June 27 at the Neal Blaisdell Center Exhibition Hall. This year's festival will once again feature a wide variety of sports-, fitness- and health-related activities and demonstrations, as well as celebrity autograph sessions, contests, giveaways and more!

 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES & DEMONSTRATIONS

(Subject to Change)

 

DEMONSTRATION ZONE

10:00 – 11:00

Master Sha’s Soul Healing Center

11:00 – Noon

Knockerball Hawaii

Noon – 1:00

Aina Paddle

1:00 – 1:30

Fit For Life

1:30 – 2:30

The Fascinator

 

 

MARTIAL ARTS ZONE

10:00 – 11:00

Gracie Barra University

11:00 – Noon

Martial Arts University

Noon – 1:00

Gracie Barra University

1:00 – 2:00

Gee Yung International

2:00 – 3:00

US Taekwondo Center

 

THE STAGE

11:00 – Noon

Autograph

Noon – 1:00

Lip Sync Battle

1:45 – 2:30

Autograph

 

THE RING

10:00 – 11:00

Action Zone Wrestling

1:30 – 2:00

Pearlside Boxing

2:30 – 3:30

Action Zone Wrestling

 

ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES

Rugby Zone – Rugby activities and Demos

Team Sports Zone – Sports Authority Playground and Varsity Prep

Tennis Zone – Learn Tennis by USTA

Hawaii Speed and Quickness – Learn speed drills

POP Fishing and Marine Zone – Fishing Game

Lee Kum Kee Zone – Samples and Cooking Demos

Golf Zone – Practice Golf Skills

Hawaii National Guard – Workout Station

Sylvan Learning – Robotics for Kids

Kaimana Kids – Rock Climbing and Inflatables

Archery For All – SAFE Archery and DodgeBow

 

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES SET

Here is a confirmed line-up of celebrities appearing at tomorrow's ESPN 1420 Sports Festival. Drop by the Autograph Stage, get an autograph and say hello to the following:

11:00 a.m. to Noon:

UFC contender Max Holloway

Former UH receiver/punter/returner Scott Harding

UH men's basketball coach Eran Ganot

Pro surfers Ulu Napeahi, Chris Latronic and Mike Latronic

 

1:45 to 2:30 p.m.:

Former UH and NFL defensive lineman David Veikune

"Hawaii Five-0" star Teilor Grubbs

2015 Miss Hawaii Teen USA Kyla Hee

(More celebrities may be added. Schedule and line-up subject to change)

 

 

PHOTO GALLERY:

For a complete gallery of images from our 2014 Sports Festival, click here:

http://www.espn1420am.com/page.php?page_id=55&album_id=111&set_id=4

 

 

 

FESTIVAL UPDATES:

Hawaii's own Teilor Grubbs - you know her as "Grace Williams" on the hit CBS show "Hawaii Five-0," will appear at Saturday's ESPN 1420 Sports Festival! Meet the talented young actress at our Autograph Stage from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m.!

 

As part of our Air Park Lip-Sync Battle, we'll have a special "celebrity challenge" featuring a number of local luminaries, including (L-R) Kutmaster Spaz, KITV's Brandi Higa and Primetime Pipi! Check it out!

 

Renowned pro surfers Ulu Napeahi, Chris Latronic and Mike Latronic are headed to the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival! Catch them at the Autograph Stage from 11 a.m. to noon this Saturday!.

 

Former UH Rainbow Warrior great David Veikune will be signing autographs at the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival!  Meet the standout defensive lineman who was drafted in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Veikune also played in the CFL and the Arena Football League. Mahalo to Tactical Strength & Conditioning!

 

Hawaii's own Max Holloway is the latest name to sign on to appear at the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival! Come on down and meet the UFC featherweight contender. Holloway has won six straight matches and is slated to headline a UFC card in Canada on August 23.

 

New Rainbow Warrior basketball coach Eran Ganot will appear at Saturday's ESPN 1420 Sports Festival. Come meet Coach Ganot and get the scoop on his vision for UH men's basketball!

 

Learn the basics of the growing sport of rugby in the Rugby Zone, brought to you by the Hawaii Tourism Authority! Participate in rugby activities and watch some of the sport's best showcase their skills!

 

Former UH football standout Scott Harding will make an appearance at the Sports Festival! Meet the two-time Rainbow Warrior MVP and other sporting greats! (Details to come)

 

Our friends at Archery for All will help kids and adults alike learn how to properly shoot a bow and arrow in a safe and responsible way. Keiki 12 years and older can sign up to play "Dodge Bow" at the Sports Festival. "Dodge Bow" is an interactive (and safe!) team sport similar to dodge ball, but with archery skills added to increase the challenge! 

 

Learn about the soul healing process of Master Sha.

 

The POP Fishing & Marine Zone is where the "reel" action is! Get tips to improve your fishing skills and check out the latest fishing gear, water sports apparel, gear bags, coolers and more. Plus, try your hand at POP's fishing game, where you get to reel in a sled loaded with prizes using a conventional rod and reel!

 

At the Sports Festival, you can buckle up and take on the towaring Climbing Wall!

 

The martial arts will again be a big part of the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival! Check out a number of martial artis demonstrations in a variety of disciplines - or kick off your shoes and learn from the masters!

 

Are you "fit" to be our champion? Enter the ESPN 1420 CrossFit East Oahu Throwdown! Presented by our friends at Green Organic Energy, this inaugural CrossFit competition will be a big part of this year's Sports Festival. Each two-person team (one male, one female) will compete for fabulous prizes in an Open Division (ages 39 and under) and the Masters Division (ages 40 and up). For more information on the "Throwdown," click here: http://www.active.com/honolulu-hi/other-endurance/espn-1420-crossfit-east-oahu-throwdown-brought-to-you-by-gr3en-organic-energy-2015

 

Check out the variety of team sports activities brought to you by The Sports Authority and Varsity Prep!

 

At this year's ESPN 1420 Sports Festival, you can enter to win a fabulous Alaska Fishing Adventure for two courtesy of Alaska Airlines and Alaska Reel Adventures! This fun-filled package includes round-trip airfare and a three-day lodge fishing package with accommodations, meals, guided boat fishing and more! Stay tuned for more details!

 

The stars of Action Zone Hawaii, the ONLY professional wrestling promotion in Hawaii, will once again shine at the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival! From big brawlers and mat technicians to high-flying aerialists, AZW will showcase a full line-up of talented grapplers that you'll want to cheer (or jeer) throughout the Festival! Click on this link http://pro.kkea-am.tritonflex.com/common/page.php?id=611 for an extensive feature story spotlighting AZW.

 

Air Park Karaoke Lounge and ESPN 1420 present "Lip-Sync Battle" - a brand new event for this year's ESPN Sports Festival! Showcase your lip-sync skills, and you could win an exclusive karaoke party for up to 25 people at Air Park Karaoke's luxurious VIP Suite! For more information and to sign up, click here: http://www.espn1420am.com/common/more.php?m=33&r=81

 

Improve your game with tips and advice from an ALOHA PGA professional!

 

Meet 2015 Miss Hawaii Teen USA Kyla Hee at the ESPN 1420 Sports Festival! Kyla is looking forward to meeting her fans as she prepares for the national Miss Teen USA Pageant later on this summer!

 

 

 

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