By Stephen Tsai
Quarterback Cayman Shutter has been invited to compete in the Canadian Football League's combine on March 21 in Toronto.
Shutter was born in Canada and lived there until he moved to Hawaii on Jan. 1, 2001 — 1/1/01.
Shutter has met the CFL's requirement as a "non-import" as a Canadian citizen who lived in the country for at least five years. A non-import is draft eligible four years after graduating from high school regardless of the player's eligibility status in college.
Shutter will earn a bachelor's degree in May. He actually has one remaining NCAA season because he redshirted in 2009. He has maintained his amateur status by not signing with an agent. If he participates in the CFL combine, as expected, he will end his NCAA eligibility.
Duane Forde, who is considered the Mel Kiper Jr. of CFL drafts, has been helpful in Shutter establishing contacts in the CFL.
"I'll always be a fan of Hawaii," Shutter said.
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Volleyball Warriors had a wonderful fund-raiser last night.
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Looking ahead . . .
The Rainbow Wahine softball team's first banquet in more than 10 years is set for May 5 at Treetops Restaurant in Manoa.
There is limited seating available. The cost is $45 per person; $500 for VIP tables of eight. VIP tables include signed softballs, photos and other souvenirs. There also will be a silent auction. Proceeds go to post-game meals and purchasing of additional equipment.
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