PCC Football Honors Saturday

Polynesian Cultural Center will enshrine the 2015 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame inductees Saturday, starting at 10:30 a.m. with a dedication of the Hall of Fame Exhibit.

The dedication will be followed by lunch at 11 a.m. in Gateway Restaurant, the enshrinement ceremony at noon, an autograph session and a canoe parade in the lagoon for honorees.

Honorees expected 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, who will be represented by their families.

Hawaii’s Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota will be present to accept the inaugural Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award. He joins special guests Ma’a Tanuvasa, Vai Sikahema, Reno Mahe and coaches June Jones and Dick Tomey.

“The achievements in football by these men of Polynesia, and the recognition of seeing them inducted into the Hall of Fame, is a celebration for Polynesians everywhere,” said PCC executive vice president Eric Workman. “We could not be more excited to host this special day and honor their careers.”

Tickets for the enshrinement ceremony cost $25 per person and include lunch and general admission to the park villages. Seating is limited. For details, visit polynesian-footballhof.org 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.