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            Confirmed participants in the special Parade of Champions to be held at 5 p.m. on Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 1) in Waikiki now include:

  • Waipio Little League World Champions and Manager Timo Donahue;
  • Olympian Natasha Kai (Soccer);
  • Olympian Clarissa Chun (Wrestling);
  • Olympian Robyn Ah Mow-Santos (Volleyball);
  • Olympian Jared Heine (Swimming, Marshall Islands);
  • Olympian Anju Jason (Tae Kwon Do, Marshall Islands);
  • Past Olympian Richard “Sonny” Tanabe (Swimming, 1956);
  • Past Olympian Barbara Perry (Volleyball, 1968);
  • Past Olympian Kathy Hammond (Track, 1972);
  • Past Olympian Verneda Thomas (Volleyball, 1964);
  • Past Olympian Fanny Hopeau (Volleyball, 1968);
  • Past Olympian Kevin Asano (Judo, 1988);
  • 2008 National Bobby Sox 6U Champions;
  • USSSA World Series Baseball U10 Oahu Dirtbags;
  • Royal Hawaiian Band;
  • marching bands from Aiea, Castle, Mililani and Waipahu high schools;

Olympian Bryan Clay (Decathlon) will appear via video at the special Sunset on the Beach event on Queen’s Surf beach at 6:45 p.m. 

            The City is in the process of contacting additional parade participants. Present and former Hawaii Olympians and national title-holders interested in participating may contact the City at or call the Customer Services Department at 768-3392.

            Businesses and other organizations interested in co-sponsoring the event may call Customer Services at the same number. Parking is expected to be difficult in Waikiki on Labor Day, and the public is encouraged to plan accordingly or use public transportation. 

Contact: Informational Affairs Officer Johnny Brannon, 527-5767


Friday, August 29, 2008

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