The Warrior Beat

Fan friendly

March 1st, 2014

Minutes after the volleyball Rainbow Warriors upset No. 3 UCLA, fans were invited onto the Stan Sheriff Center court for a youth clinic.

The thing is, the post-match activities aren't unique. During every home series, there usually is an autograph session, with free poster giveaways.

True, attendance has dropped, significantly, through the years. (Last night's crowd was announced at 1,843, although it did not include late-comers, such as a visiting quarterback from Southern California.) But volleyball remains a rarity in which opposing players receive lei and Senior Nights, and boosters prepare potluck post-match meals. And if your kids are restless, JM2375 and UHfan808 might watch them.

All of which makes you wonder if UH could take the next step for SSC events:

> Childcare during volleyball matches and basketball games. Parents get freedom, kids won't be bored, and  UH might earn some extra bucks.

> Valet parking.

> Taxi stands. Yes, people are going to drink during events. (I think last night's match was sponsored by a brewery.) So drink, be merry and make it home safely. I'm not exactly sure how you get your car the next day but, hey, we can't solve all your problems.


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