29 Dec 2011

Students gather in American Samoa for Samoa Bowl

8:26 am on 29 December 2011

More than 320 students from Hawaii, California, Samoa and American Samoa are taking part in the 9th Samoa Bowl, an annual sporting event for local and off island Samoan youth.

The sports featured this year are football, volleyball, baseball and softball.

New this year are a male volleyball team and softball team from Samoa and a male volleyball team from California.

The main bowl event is the football game on New Year's Eve between the All Star

teams from Hawaii and American Samoa.

An ava ceremony was held yesterday to welcome the visiting athletes and coaches.

The Samoa Bowl has helped land sports scholarships for some of the local athletes.