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By Kevin Kacatin
March 2, 2011

HONOLULU, Hawaii --Aloha Rainbow Wahine fans!!!!

The Rainbow Wahine Softball team is back after spending two weeks on the road for the 2011 Louisville Slugger Dessert Classic and Cathedral City Classic tournaments, but with the coming of a new month comes the anticipation of A LOT of Rainbow Wahine Softball action right here at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium.

In the month of March, the Rainbow Wahine Softball team will be hosting the 2011 Bank of Hawaii Invitational, the 2011 Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament, and the 2011 Chevron Spring Fling Tournament. Also to conclude the month of March, the Rainbow Wahine Softball team will begin their journey to defend their 2010 WAC Championship as they open the WAC season against Utah State in a three-game series at home beginning Friday March 25th.

There is no place like home and the Rainbow Wahine are more than ready to resume action at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium for the 2011 Bank of Hawaii Invitational where the Rainbow Wahine will face off against Weber State, South Dakota State, and St. Bonaventure. The Rainbow Wahine will have their first game on Friday at 6pm against St. Bonaventure. This marks the beginning of a full month of Rainbow Wahine Softball!

The 2011 Bank of Hawaii Invitational schedule looks like this:

FRIDAY 3/4/2011:
Weber State vs South Dakota State at 4pm
RAINBOW WAHINE vs St. Bonaventure at 6pm.*

SATURDAY 3/5/2011:
South Dakota State vs St. Bonaventure at 11am
Weber State vs St. Bonaventure at 1pm.*
RAINBOW WAHINE vs South Dakota State at 3pm.*
RAINBOW WAHINE vs Weber State at 5pm.*

SUNDAY 3/6/2011:
GAME 1: #2 seed vs #3 seed at 10am
GAME 2: #1 seed vs #2 seed at 12pm*
GAME 3: Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2 at 2pm*
GAME 4: Winner Game 1 vs Winner Game 2 at 4pm* CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

*-denotes start time approximate depending on length of prior game.

The Tokyo Women's College of P.E. will return to Honolulu to compete against the Rainbow Wahine and the other participants of the 2011 Pepsi Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament, but will actually not be a part of the tournament field consisting of the University of Hawaii, South Dakota State, Miami of Ohio, and Longwood.

Please visit:
for the schedule for the week of 3/10-3/14 and 3/16-3/18.



News and notes:

To date, we currently are at 53 members for the 2011 season and the Na Wahine Softball Booster Club will continue to accept applications for club membership for the 2011 season at all home games. We will also be accepting outright cash donations to the program and for those wanting to receive a receipt from the UH Foundation for tax purposes, we ask that you provide your full name (first and last) and a mailing address.

We will have a table located at the main entrance of the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium and will be positioned there for the first few innings of every home game.

Members Polo Shirt:

The deadline for orders for our exclusive "Na Wahine Softball Booster Club" polo shirts by Under Armour has passed on February 25th. All orders will be processed this week and for those that requested to have their shirts mailed to them, they will be sent out around March 10th. All current members that signed up prior to 01/31/2011 received these order forms.

However, for boosters that sign up after this date you will be given another opportunity to order these polo shirts through the Rainbowtique at a date to be announced in the future. A portion of the proceeds from these polo shirts will go to the Rainbow Wahine Softball program.