Central Pacific Bank is title sponsor for Big Island Interscholastic Federation Sports Championships
Central Pacific Bank will serve as the title sponsor for the Big Island Interscholastic Federation sports championships for the next three school years (2023-24 through 2025-26). The unprecedented financial support will help enhance the player and audience experience at the title games.
In addition, the bank will serve as title sponsor for the Maui Interscholastic League and Kauaʻi Interscholastic Federation leagues, including all 21 sports championships that will be conducted in the fall, winter and spring sports seasons.
Central Pacific Bank will provide funding to help pay for the costs to perform the championships, such as game officials, security, gate personnel, trophies and medals.
“The tragedy in Maui showed us how sports can rally a community and provide a sense of normalcy during challenging times,” said Arnold Martines, Central Pacific Bankʻs president and chief executive officer who was born and raised on Hawaiʻi Island and graduated from Honokaʻa High School. “High school sports are an important component of our student-athletes’ educational experience and are a healthy outlet for young people, which is why it is a privilege to provide this commitment of support for the neighbor island schools.”
Central Pacific Bank is happy to join KTA Superstores which currently sponsors the Big Island Interscholastic Federation Boys and Girls Basketball Championships.
“The BIIF sincerely appreciates this commitment to our neighbor island teams, athletes, and communities and looks forward to our partnership with CPB for the next three incredible years,” said Big Island Interscholastic Federation executive director, Lyle Crozier.
“Giving back to the communities we serve is hugely important in Hawaiʻi and we are grateful CPB has joined the effort to help our neighbor island families, schools and athletic programs,” said President and Chief Operating Officer Toby Taniguchi, KTA Super Stores.
The Big Island Interscholastic Federation is comprised of 24 high schools, the Maui Interscholastic League is comprised of 14 high schools, and the Kauaʻi Interscholastic Federation is comprised of nine high schools.