The Canadians Are Coming
Team Sports Travel News Release
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Molokai Farmers football squad will be playing a scrimmage/game versus a Canadian High School team, who will be visiting the island starting on Sunday, Aug. 17. The team is from Holy Trinity Academy, in the town of Okotoks, Alberta. The school traditionally plays Canadian 12-man rules, but for this game the squad will play 8-man rules. While on Molokai, the athletes and staff will be attending a Mass and working with the Catholic parish on a community service project Monday afternoon, led by Father Petrie.
The school’s purpose for the trip is just not athletics but to connect with the St. Damian Parish and the community while enjoying the aloha spirit of Molokai and Oahu. While on the island, the team members will be hosted by the Molokai High School families. Team liaison for planning, Dan Hodges of Team Sports Travel, based in San Diego, CA, said that the group will consist of 45 to 50 persons and are looking forward to the short, but educational stay on the island. On both Monday and Tuesday, the team will visit many of the island’s attractions.
Canadian Head Coach Matt Hassett and his “Knights” have been planning for a year to make this trip as educational and rewarding as possible for all of his athletes and the two Hawaiian teams and staff.
Following the Tuesday game, the team travels to Oahu for more practice and tours before playing St Francis High School on Saturday night. The group returns home to Canada, on Sunday morning, Aug 24, from Honolulu.