Honolulu, United States:
Through the coordinated efforts and support of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the NFL will host its first Regional Combine in Hawai‘i on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 at the University of Hawai‘i, prior to the Pro Bowl on Jan. 27.
“It is a privilege for Hawai‘i to host the first Regional Combine outside of the continental U.S., enhancing our islands’ presence as a sustainable sports arena,” said Mike McCartney, president and CEO of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority. “This is a great opportunity not only for players from Hawai‘i, but also those from the Asia-Pacific region to showcase their talent and have a chance to qualify for a career in the NFL.”
Eligible football players aspiring to play in the NFL are encouraged to register for the Regional Combine where they will be evaluated by NFL personnel and specialists throughout the two days. Standouts from the ten scheduled NFL Regional Combines will be invited to attend the NFL Super Regional Combine at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Apr. 7-8, 2013, where current NFL team scouts and player personnel directors will review players’ potential.
Registration for the upcoming Regional Combine is still available. For eligibility and registration details, visit www.nflregionalcombines.com.
In addition to the Regional Combine, the 2013 Pro Bowl Week, from Jan. 21-27, will include football and cheer clinics, Eat the Street Pro Bowl Style, Pro Bowl ‘Ohana Day, Pro Bowl All-Star Block Party, the Official Pro Bowl Tailgate Party, Pro Bowl Opening Ceremonies and the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl game. For more information on the 2013 Pro Bowl, visit: www.probowl.com.
The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority is a state agency established by law in 1998 to ensure a successful visitor industry and tourism economy in the state of Hawai‘i. As the state's tourism authority, its mission is to strategically manage tourism to optimize benefits for Hawai‘i, integrating the interests of visitors, the community and visitor industry. Through the implementation of the statewide Hawai‘i Tourism Strategic Plan and HTA’s own strategic plan, the authority works to direct Hawai‘i tourism in a sustainable manner consistent with our economic goals, cultural values, preservation of natural resources, community desires and visitor industry needs. For more information on the HTA, please visit www.hawaiitourismauthority.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
CONTACTS : Hawai'i Tourism Authority Angela Rodriguez, 808-973-2272 , ,