Samoan Independence Day Rugby Festival Honored

Honolulu — In honor of the Samoan Independence Day Rugby Festival, Lieutenant Governor Shan Tsutsui presented a special message on behalf of himself and Governor Abercrombie to Kelly McGill and David Wendt.  McGill is a USA Tomahawk player and president of Grand Pacific Events and Wendt is the coordinator of the Youth Rugby League Hawaii.

The Samoan Independence Day Rugby Festival made history in June because it was the sports biggest event ever to take place in Hawaii.

Grand Pacific Events hosted the rugby festival.

USA and Samoa faced off in the games.  Both teams are preparing for the World Cup, which takes place in October. Samoan Rugby Festival