Team members and coaches, under
the direction of first-year Head Coach Kelly Wells, have spent countless
hours around the island lending a helping hand wherever necessary.
I think it’s important for our coaches and players to understand
that there are others who could use some help every
now and then,” said Wells. “I want them to
realize that they are fortunate and lucky to be where they are
today. This is just our way to hopefully make a difference
in the lives of those who don’t have many opportunities,
or for those who could use positive guidance or reinforcement
from time to time.”
Among the activities the Sea Warriors have participated in were
assisting with practices for the Special Olympics basketball
team, the “Terminators.” For the past three
Saturdays, team members would help out with drills and offer
pointers, preparing them for the upcoming Special Olympic Games.
Team members and staff were also active in raising more than
$11,000 through the University for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Monitoring
the corners of King and Bishop Streets in downtown Honolulu,
players interacted with passersby, encouraging them to donate
anything they could spare to help out those in need.
Currently, the team is assisting New Hope Fellowship, and legendary
basketball coach Dennis Agena, with basketball camps on Saturdays
at Kalakaua Recreation Center. The camps are focused on
the area youth, and teaching basketball skills, while teaching
sportsmanship and a giving a Christian message in the process.
Junior college transfer and first-year Sea Wariror Adam Snyder
was very exctied about his experience helping out at the
camp. “It was awesome,” said the Rocklin, California
native. “The energy there was phenomenal, and we
had just as much fun as the kids.”