College athletes in Hawaii ditch the field for a very important issue: anti-bullying. The PSA will air during National Coming Out Month, according to the Department of Education. The PSA TV spots, which were funded by First Hawaiian Bank, will air on numerous television outlets, including KGMB, KHNL, and Oceanic Time Warner telecasts of University of Hawaii and high school sports throughout the school year. University of Hawaii also will also showcase the PSAs on the scoreboard during games at Aloha Stadium and the Stan Sheriff Center.
The segments feature BOE member Amemiya, Superintendent Matayoshi, and University of Hawaii’s Kanani Danielson (Wahine Volleyball), Richard Torres (Football), Jessica Iwata (Wahine Softball) and Miah Ostrowski (Football and Men’s Basketball) explaining the dangers of bullying and encouraging students and communities to help promote campus safety.