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Read: Letter to the editor from Randy Perreira

November 16, 2012

A letter to the editor from HGEA Executive Director Randy Perreira regarding the UH football team and Head Coach Norm Chow (Unit 8 member) is published in today's edition of the Star-Advertiser.
 
Dear Editor:

I find it disconcerting that there are those in our community who have been quick to abandon our University of Hawaii football team and their new coach, Norm Chow. What I have recently heard and seen suggests we are a community who will only support a team when it wins every week. The truth is, our football team faced a rebuilding process due to graduation, as well as the implementation of a new offensive scheme with the hiring of Coach Chow. In addition, nobody could deny that the many injuries suffered by key players have contributed heavily to our slow start. Despite that, Coach Chow and the players have remained positive and continue to try their best. We can’t let the negativity add to the frustration that our team and coaches already feel. Now is time for us to be there for them – when they need our support the most.

Randy Perreira
Executive Director
HGEA/AFSCME Local 152

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