Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Thursday, February 4, 1999

Hawaii Hall of
Fame adding 22

Among the honored are
Olympians, world champs

The Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame will induct 22 sports heroes at its second annual Induction Banquet, Tuesday at 6 p.m., at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel.

The Hall of Fame showcases the lifetime achievements of some of the state's most renowned athletes.

This year's group includes seven Olympic athletes, seven world champions and record holders, five professional athletes and the founders of some of Hawaii's biggest sporting events.

The inductees are:

James Austin (world champion skeet shooter); Father Kenneth Bray (sportsman and contributor); Richard Cleveland (world record holder, swimming); Paul Fujii (world champion, boxing); Dr. Peter George (Olympic medalist and coach, weightlifting).

Henry "Honolulu" Hughes (Ha- waii's first pro football and baseball player); Rockne Freitas (NFL All-Pro football player); Hiroto Hirashima (Bowling Hall of Fame); Fanny Hopeau (Olympic volleyball player); Thomas Haine (Olympic volleyball player); Fred Hemmings (world champion, surfing).

Emerick Ishikawa ( world record holder, weightlifting); Aileen Riggin Soule (Olympic medalist, swimming); Rell Sunn (surfing); Ephraim "Red" Rocha (NBA player/coach); Ted Makalena (golf); Rachel Kealaonapua O'Sullivan (Olympic medalist, diving).

Jesse "Takamiyama" Kuhaulua (sumo champion); Charles "Chuck" Leahey (co-founder, Rainbow Classic and Easter Baseball Tournament); Norman Tamanaha (marathon runner); Pedro "Pete" Velasco (Olympic volleyball); Ben Villaflor (world champion, boxing).

Tickets are $75 and can be reserved by calling 537-8438.

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