Victorino to be honored by HWB

Victorino to be honored by HWB

HONOLULU -- Hawaii Winter Baseball will honor World Series champion Shane Victorino on Saturday at Les Murakami Stadium.

The Honolulu Sharks host the Waikiki BeachBoys, starting at 7 p.m. Victorino will throw out the game's ceremonial first pitch and be acknowledged on the field later in the game. His appearance is made possible by Island Air, the game's presenting sponsor.

"Hawaii Winter Baseball is excited to be honoring Shane Victorino at Island Air's game night," said HWB President Hervy Kurisu. "We're proud of Shane not only for his World Series title and Gold Glove award, but for representing Hawaii so positively on the game's highest stage. He is a great role model for all of the young baseball players in the islands."

Information on purchasing Hawaii Winter Baseball tickets can be found online at www.HawaiiWinterBaseball.com. Adult tickets are $6, students, seniors and military are $4, and children (ages 4-12) are $3. Children 3 years and younger receive complimentary admission.

Hawaii Winter Baseball is an organized professional baseball league sanctioned by Major League Baseball. It provides a setting for top young professional ball players to play against top-notch U.S. and international competition to accelerate U.S. player progress through their respective Major League farm systems, and to give top young Asian players opportunities for international competition.

Island Air is Hawaii's leading regional carrier, serving airports on all major Hawaiian Islands. The airline now offers 414 weekly flights between the islands of O'ahu (Honolulu International Airport), Maui (Kahului Airport and West Maui's Kapalua Airport), Moloka'i (Ho'olehua Airport), Lana'i (Lana'i City Airport), Kaua'i (Lihue Airport), and the Island of Hawai'i (Hilo International Airport and Kona International Airport). For reservations, flight information and free membership in Island Air's Cloud 9 Customer Rewards program, visit www.islandair.com.