May 16th, 2011
Though the details aren't all in yet, indications are that the UH men's basketball team is close to announcing the full travel package for the 10-day summer trip to China and Japan. The plan is still to have boosters or other supporters join the team on the August expedition (those who have the dough and time to go, of course).
Significant progress has been made in both sponsorships and overall fundraising, though the cost was higher than the total $75,000 initially thought because the whole team (including new players) must be enrolled in the second summer session starting in July before they can go on the trip. There's been support, though; even Gov. Neil Abercrombie donated to the cause.
UH coach Gib Arnold can't comment about sponsorships and the final product just yet, but things appear close to finalization. Stay tuned.