Follow this link if you want to register for any of the stuff below: http://alumni.colorado.edu/event/buffs-paradise-hawaii-2015/ [h=2]Buffs in Paradise: Hawaii 2015[/h][h=3]September 1 - September 3[/h] Aloha! The CU football team kicks off the 2015 season in Hawaii on Thursday, Sept. 3 and you don’t want to miss it! Join us for exclusive events including a luau, happy hour and Buffs Bash — The Official CU Tailgate — leading up to the game. We will be hosting a welcome desk Monday, Aug. 31 and Tuesday, Sept. 1 at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, the official team hotel in Hawaii, to answer any questions you may have regarding all the event options or to make reservations. Hotel: Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa We have secured a room block at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for $199 per night (rate is subject to additional charges, resort fee and taxes). The University of Colorado Football Alumni block is good starting on Sunday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 7. To make reservations please call 1-800-367-5370 or 808-922-6611 and mention the “University of Colorado Football Alumni” block. Luau – Kick off the week with an exclusive CU Luau on the roof top of the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Join us Tuesday, Sept. 1 for traditional luau fare and entertainment, plus special appearances by the CU football team and coaches, Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano and Athletic Director Rick George. The luau includes a buffet, exciting Polynesian show and a commemorative Kukui bead necklace for each attendee. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the luau begins at 6 p.m. Adults are $95, Kids $75 (3-12 years old, 2 and younger are free). Cash bar available. Happy Hour – After you’ve explored the island of Oahu, join us for happy hour at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2. Light appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available. Buffs Bash: The Official CU Tailgate – Traditional Hawaiian fare will be available to purchase and there will be a cash bar at our free pre-game event Thursday, Sept. 3. Hear from Chancellor Phil P. DiStefano and Athletic Director Rick George. The Buffs Bash will begin at 4 p.m. Location: Richardson Field, 99 203 Kamehameha Hwy, Aiea, HI 96701, USA Need a ride on game day? For $40 per person our shuttle includes round-trip transportation from the hotel to the Buffs Bash and football game and back to the Waikiki Marriott after the game. The stadium is about a 30-minute drive from the hotel. Register Sightseeing packages – Explore the island of Oahu with fellow Forever Buffs! Sign up today for exclusive University of Colorado sightseeing packages. All packages are subject to cancellation if minimums are not met, guests will receive a full refund if tours are cancelled. [HR][/HR] [h=3]Arizona Memorial and City Tour[/h]Pearl Harbor Wednesday, Sept. 2 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Minimum of 30, maximum 50 Experience a day of military and Hawaiian history. Begin with a visit to Pearl Harbor. Walk through the museum, watch the news clips from December 7, 1941, and then take the shuttle boat to the Arizona Memorial. The white monument spans the width of the sunken battleship. A wall of marble engraved with the names of fallen heroes reflects light from water all around. Silent visitors pay tribute to all that was lost and won here. The tour continues with a drive through the Punchbowl National Cemetery and then through downtown Honolulu. As you head toward Diamond Head, your guide will point out the symbolism of the State Capitol’s architecture. You’ll see Honolulu’s Chinatown that has been lovingly restored to its original look of the 1800s. Not to be missed is a drive-by of `Iolani Palace, the only palace on American soil. Cost per person is $55 [h=4]Inclusions[/h] Exclusive city tour via deluxe, air-conditioned vehicles narrated tour by driver-guide Narrated city tour with viewing of Punch Bowl National Cemetery, ‘Iolani Palace, the State Capitol, Chinatown and Kawaiahao Church. Stop at Pearl Harbor for tour of Arizona Memorial Gratuity to driver-guide Hawaii state tax [HR][/HR] [h=3]Little Circle Island Tour with Scenic Shores[/h] Eastern Oahu Wednesday, Sept. 2 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Minimum of 30, maximum 50 Enjoy the natural beauty on this four-hour sightseeing tour of the southern and eastern coast of Oahu as expert guides share the history of the island with you. As you leave the city you will enjoy the view from Diamond Head lookout and then onto the spectacular gem, Hanuma Bay. This bay was once a volcanic crater and you’ll stand at the top of the rim and look down into the sparkling depths of what has now become a marine preserve. Just down the coast, you’ll visit Halona. This blowhole is a natural occurrence formed by molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions thousands of years ago. The lava tubes run to the ocean and, when the surf is right, the blowhole shoots water up to 30 feet in the air. The larger the waves, the larger the spray. The tour continues along the eastern shoreline and then through the rainforest to the Pali lookout, for views of the scenic windward coastline. This was the site of the Battle of Nuʻuanu, where King Kamehameha conquered the island of Oahu and unified the islands. In one of the bloodiest battles in Hawaiian history, more than 400 of warriors were driven off the edge of the cliff to their deaths 1,000 feet below. The tour concludes with a drive through Punchbowl, the National Cemetery of the Pacific and historic downtown Honolulu. Cost per person is $55 [h=4]Inclusions[/h] Exclusive round-trip transportation via deluxe, air-conditioned vehicles Narrated tour with viewing of Diamond Head Lookout, Sandy Beach, Makapuu Lookout, Koolau Mountain Range, the State Capitol, Chinatown and ‘Iolani Palace. Stop for viewing at Hanauma Bay Stop for viewing at Halona Blowhole Stop for viewing at Nuuanu Pali Lookout Gratuity to driver-guide Hawaii state tax Notes Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes Bring a light jacket and camera [HR][/HR] [h=3]Oahu Hike, Kayak, and Snorkel Adventure (Kualoa Ranch)[/h]Wednesday, Sept. 2 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. This Rainforest to the Reef Adventure combines the scenic backdrop of the lush Hakipuu Valley, the majestic volcanic Koolau Mountain ridge, with the tranquil cobalt and turquoise ocean waters of Kaneohe Bay. Your adventure begins with a short hike to a scenic overlook for an aerial perspective of the breathtaking beauty and landscape. Once completing your kayak instruction, you’ll paddle along the tranquil and glassy waters of Kaneohe Bay. You’ll journey by kayak along Kualoa Valley/Ranch, past Mokoli`i Island or ********’s Hat, and to the 800-year old Molii fishpond. This 125-acre rock-walled enclosure was hand-built by ancient Hawaiians to maintain a ready supply of live ocean fish. As your kayak glides along the tranquil coast line of Kaneohe Bay, our adventure will include an exclusive visit to Oahu’s hidden gem known as “Secret Island”. This secluded beach in the country becomes your playground for relaxation, enjoyment and a picnic lunch. Cost per person is $125 per adult; $90 per child ages (10 to 14) Inclusions Professional nature guides who are also certified lifeguards, complimentary round-trip transportation from Waikiki, access to private land, kayak, snorkel equipment and instruction (choice of single or tandem), paddle, life jacket, dry bag, lunch, and beverage. Gratuity to driver-guide Hawaii state tax Notes Wear swim suit, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and water-proof camera (available for sale at location). Wear shoes and socks for hike. Must be able to swim and weigh less than 250 pounds. Not recommended for pregnant women or people with back problems.