Dara Young has University of Hawaii football season tickets for seats that she never sits in. That’s because she’s working — in the Aloha Stadium press box, as the official scorer on the statistics crew.
“More than half my life, started doing it as a student,” she said.
She also donates to Na Koa, the football booster club. But with recent focus on UH athletics’ budgetary woes, Young has decided to do more. She is also donating her entire season’s pay for her work on the stat crew back to the football team.
“It’s just a couple of hundred dollars, but maybe they can put it to use for something,” she said.
I asked Dara if she wanted to challenge anyone else to make a similar donation.
“How about just inspiration for other fans to do something? Whatever they can afford to do,” she answered. “I mean, what about all those hoarders donating their bottles of water to the team for practice? Can be anything like that.”