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Logan Ohana Reignites Hula Bowl

Hula Bowl set on Aloha Stadium for 2021 Game

After the Hula Bowl was established in 1946 the inaugural game was played on January 5, 1947, the teams were composed of mainland college players versus a local Hawaiian Islands team; primarily made up of graduates of Leilehua High School in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

Throughout its tenure, the game was historically played at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. In 1998, the mayor of Maui County requested that the Organizers of the Hula have the game moved to the Island of Maui. Begging that year, the game was held at the War Memorial Stadium in the town of Kahului.

In 2006, the Hula Bowl was returned back to its historic home on the beautiful island of Oahu. The game remained on Oahu until the 2008 game. The Hula Bowl then entered into a bit of limbo in which where and when the game would return.

Thanks to Nick and Jennifer Logan, the pair was adamant the game return not only to the islands but to the iconic Aloha Stadium venue. Hula Bowl executive Director Rich Miano believes that their participation in the game was vital to the Hula Bowl’s return. “They love Hawaii,” said Miano. “They don’t just come here run the game and leave, they hire local staff and local people because they know and understand the importance of having boots on the ground.”

The Hula Bowl is set to take place Jan.31.