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HTA and NFL Partner to Host Pro Bowl Committee

Hawaii will once again play host to the 2013 NFL Pro Bowl, continuing the more than 30 year relationship. As the state prepares to welcome the fans, players and their families to the Hawaiian Islands and garner excitement among locals and visitors, the HTA in partnership with the NFL has formed a Pro Bowl Committee. 

The Committee is chaired by Dr. Edison Miyawaki, limited partner of Cincinnati Bengals, along with 48 members of Hawaii’s business and community members, who will work to enhance the 2013 Pro Bowl experience for both visitors and residents. They will focus on programs such as generating broad media exposure, increasing community engagement and support, raising military involvement, creating business partnerships and opportunities, enhancing player and family experiences, and developing inbound travel packages for domestic and international visitors.

“The Pro Bowl has always been such a great event for Hawaii’s community and economy,” said Mike McCartney, HTA president and CEO. “For more than 30 years, the NFL has become a part of our local community, and through the establishment of this Committee, we look forward to creating more opportunities for the NFL and players to get involved and help create wonderful experiences for both residents and visitors during Pro Bowl Week.”

To view the full press release, including the full list of the Committee, click here and for information on the 2013 Pro Bowl, click here.


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