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Highschool soccer gamers, survivors of Maui wildfires, are honored at Tremendous Bowl

Maui high school football team honored at Super Bowl Four players and three coaches from Lahainaluna High School met pro NFL stars on the turf to serve as honorary captains during the pre-game coin toss. February 11, 2024 7:36 PM ET FILE – The Lahainaluna High School football team hold hands to thank the fans

Highschool soccer gamers, survivors of Maui wildfires, are honored at Tremendous Bowl

Maui highschool soccer group honored at Tremendous Bowl 4 gamers and three coaches from Lahainaluna Excessive Faculty met professional NFL stars on the turf to function honorary captains in the course of the pre-game coin toss.



FILE – The Lahainaluna Excessive Faculty soccer group maintain palms to thank the followers after a recreation on Oct. 21, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Captains of the group whose city was destroyed by a lethal wildfire attended to Tremendous Bowl in Las Vegas as company of the NFL.

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FILE – The Lahainaluna Excessive Faculty soccer group maintain palms to thank the followers after a recreation on Oct. 21, 2023, in Lahaina, Hawaii. Captains of the group whose city was destroyed by a lethal wildfire attended to Tremendous Bowl in Las Vegas as company of the NFL.

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Highschool soccer gamers took half on this 12 months’s Tremendous Bowl as honorary captains in the course of the pre-game coin toss, six months after a lethal wildfire destroyed their Maui hometown.

On the huge recreation, 4 Lahainaluna Excessive Faculty soccer group members — Morgan “Bula” Montgomery, Teva Loft, Kaulana Tihada and Kuola Watson — have been joined by their coaches Dean Rickard and Garret Tihada and former head coach Bobby Watson.

On the Tremendous Bowl, members of the Lahainaluna Excessive Faculty soccer group will function honorary captains.

After the Hawaii wildfires devastated the group, NFL Movies captured the group’s emotional return to their dwelling discipline 🙏 pic.twitter.com/fDgZgR7ezX

— NFL Movies (@NFLFilms) February 8, 2024

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In August, the deadliest wildfire in recent U.S. history swept by the city of Lahaina, killing not less than 100 folks. Greater than 5,000 residents have been displaced.

The NFL has pledged funding to assist change gear for the highschool soccer group and different native soccer applications.

“The Lahainaluna Excessive Faculty soccer group embodies the ability of soccer to convey folks collectively, even in probably the most difficult of circumstances,” stated NFL Senior Vice President of Social Accountability Anna Isaacson, in a information launch. “We’re honored to have members of the Lahainaluna soccer group be a part of us as coin toss captains at Tremendous Bowl LVIII to acknowledge their unbelievable efforts in inspiring and rebuilding their group.”

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