Football Hall Of Fame Honors

Polynesian Cultural Center will host an enshrinement ceremony for the 2015 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Jan. 24.

The second annual program starts at 10:30 a.m. with the Hall of Fame Exhibit dedication and ends with the inductees’ canoe parade at 2 p.m.

Honorees expected at the ceremony are former NFL players Luther John Elliss, Manase Jesse Sapolu, Raymond Frederick Schoenke and Russell Ross Francis.

Other 2015 inductees are the late Mosiula “Mosi” Faasuka Tatupu and Mark Pulemau Tuinei, and Marcus Mariota, who won the inaugural Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.

Special guests are Ma’a Tanuvasa, Vai Sikahema, Reno Mahe and coaches June Jones and Dick Tomey.

General admission is free, but there are full-package tickets available for $25, which include the ceremony, luncheon, autograph session and the special canoe parade. Seating is limited. For details, visit or call 293-3333.

The Hall of Fame aims to fund scholarships and educational programs for student-athletes and be a resource for Polynesian football history.