Samoa Bowl to be held in Hawaii

The next Samoa Bowl will be held in Hawaii.

The annual event pits high school all star players from American Samoa against mainland and Hawaii players in football and volleyball.

The Director of Athletics for American Samoa's Department of Education, Tumua Matuu, says the move is about gaining maximum exposure for local athletes.

Governor Lolo has offered to provide financial support and the DOE will raise the rest of the funds needed to cover remaining expenses.

Matuu says volleyball and football have provided nearly 200 college opportunities for American Samoa athletes within the last five years alone.