Superb coverage of basketball tournament

We have plenty to be thankful for here on Maui. The Maui Jim Maui Invitational, for example, is one of the most important early basketball tournaments in the country for gauging the strongest NCAA Basketball programs in the country. The amount of press coverage Maui gets is priceless. Listening to the number of times the coaches mention Maui in the press room briefing goes a long way for nationwide advertising of our wonderful home.

The Maui News’ coverage and storylines by Robert Collias are superb and the action and personal photography by Matt Thayer is unparalleled. Certainly worthy of accolades and national awards.

This year featured two teams, Duke and Gonzaga, that will have six lottery picks in the NBA draft. Imagine this quality of a tournament on a little island like Maui, we are so lucky. The Maui News team of Matt and Robert did an excellent job of coverage. The 2018 Maui Jim Maui Invitational management likewise did an impressive job of organizing and coordinating this event. I and many others are most grateful. Especially all the fans that come to Maui from all over America to root for their team. Maui no ka oi.

Lance Holter

Paia

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