O-Men

The Punahou O-Men is a charitable organization devoted to enhancing the Punahou students' athletic experience. Membership dues and additional fundraising efforts allow the O-Men to contribute to various athletic-related endeavors, including financial aid. O-Men activities also offer a venue for fellowship among former Punahou athletes.

In 2018, the O-Men exceeded its $175,000 fundraising goal set during the School’s 175th anniversary year. Members gathered at the new play structure near Bishop Hall which the O-Men gifted to the School. President Jim Scott ’70 and Junior School Principal Paris Priore-Kim ’76 joined O-Men officers and members to celebrate the group’s generosity.

Objectives

  • To augment existing or provide new athletic facilities, equipment and programs.
  • To support Punahou School's financial aid program with an emphasis on athletics.
  • To stimulate and maintain a spirit of fellowship among members.

Recent Contributions

  • Provided a new weight set for the baseball team.
  • Provided new sweats and travel bags for the soccer and track teams.
  • Provided $8,000 to help remodel the Hall of Champions.
  • Raised $7,500 to assist the SOS fund for public school athletics ($2,500 from the Punahou Relays and $5,000 from the O-Men).
  • Raised $8,000 for new wrestling mats
  • Raised over $200,000 to support the renewal of the Alexander Field 

Membership

Membership is open to all varsity "O" letter winners. All others who have an unselfish interest in Punahou athletics are eligible upon election by the Board of Directors. All "first-timers" interested in joining or becoming more active in the O-Men may join the Board for a free lunch at one of the monthly meetings, which occur on the first Monday of each month in the boardroom of Punahou's Sullivan Administration Building, from noon to 1 p.m.

Leadership

Punahou Athletic Hall of Fame

Initiated in 1980 by the O-Men, and revived in 2008 by both O-Men and Pa‘ani, the Punahou Athletic Hall of Fame honors exceptional lifetime athletic achievement. Inductees have their names listed on the Hall of Fame koa plaque that hangs at the entrance of the Punahou Athletic Office.

Student Awards 

Every year, the O-Men and Pa‘ani organizations jointly present athlete of the year awards to a sophomore boy and girl. Known as the Na Wahine Pa 'ani o Punahou/Punahou O-Men Award, this has been presented since 1992. Other Academy awards are:

  • C. Dudley Pratt Award - Senior Athlete of the Year (since 1969), preceded by the O-Men Senior Athlete of the Year Award (1957 – 1969)
  • McEldowney Matthias Award - Junior Athlete of the Year (since 1947)
  • Billy Weaver '62 Award - Freshman Athlete of the Year (since 1959)

Membership

Support the O-Men by joining or donating today.

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Contact

Alika Williams ’93
President
alikaw808@yahoo.com

Joshua McDonough ’12
Membership Committee Chair
joshua.m.mcdonough@gmail.com

Ben Komer ’98
Social Chair
bkdownunder@gmail.com