Athletics and Recreation

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex: A game changer

Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex: A game changer


>>Narrator Kapiolani Ching, UH student: Community
leaders and friends of the University of Hawaii gathered to bless and dedicate the Clarence
T. C. Ching Athletics Complex at UH Manoa.>>Robert Bley-Vroman, Chancellor, University
of Hawaii at Manoa: We have here a jewel that will serve as a hub of activity, for not just
athletics, but for many functions at the university.>>Narrator: A $5-million gift from the Clarence
T. C. Ching foundation made the three-story, LEED gold-certified complex possible. The
complex, which was also funded by the state and university, supports a wide variety of
activities and events and provides grandstand seating for approximately 2,500 fans. It also
supports womenʻs soccer, cross country, track and field and sand volleyball. It features
a sand volleyball venue with two competition courts and more than 700 seats. Sand-Bow Katie
Spieler says the new facility has helped to raise the level of UH sand volleyball, which
was ranked second in the nation for the majority of this past season.>>Katie Spieler, student-athlete, Sand Volleyball:
I think its the best facility in sand college volleyball right now.>>Jack K. Tsui , Chairman, The Clarence T.
C. Ching Foundation: Thatʻs what itʻs all about. Itʻs about the student athletes, itʻs
about the students at the University of Hawaii and if all of us can make this a better place
to be educated in to get your degree, weʻre all for that.>>Narrator: During his lifetime, Clarence
Ching was a loyal fan of University of Hawaii athletics. Its fitting that the complex that
bears his family’s name is being spoken of as a gamechanger for UH athletics on many
levels.>>Robert Bley-Vroman, Chancellor, University
of Hawaii at Manoa: I want to express the hope that this complex stands as a shining
example of the kinds of ways that we can move into the future, of the partnership that we
need to meet the challenges that face us.>>Katie Spieler, student-athlete, Sand Volleyball:
Next year when we are an official NCAA sport, our hopes are to bring home the first ever
sand volleyball NCAA championship.


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