NFL all-star football players competed in the Pro Bowl game on Jan. 26. The Pro Bowl game kicked off the week leading up to the Super Bowl. NFL greats included Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders, Drew Brees, Nick Foles, Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Jamaal Charles, LeSean McCoy, Matt Forte, Jimmy Graham, Josh Gordon, Alfred Morris and Desean Jackson.
On Jan. 24, the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii NFL Youth Education Town Center - Nanakuli Clubhouse hosted a luncheon fundraiser for at-risk youth. NFL Pro Bowl cheerleaders, mascots and Chicago Bears football player Matt Forte attended the event at the Paradise Cove Ocean Garden in Ko Olina.
On Jan. 15, the Hawaii State Legislature convened for the 2014 legislative session opening day ceremony. I am Haloa members and other Native Hawaiian organizations gathered outside the chamber for poi pounding demonstrations.
The original Ramen Burger made its Honolulu debut at Taste Table on Wednesday, Jan. 15. People waited in line for hours to get taste of a hamburger patty in between grilled ramen noodles. Ramen Burger creator Keizo Shimamoto prepped 700 Ramen Burgers for the debut event.
The largest charity event in Hawai‘i, the Sony Open attracted more than 150 golf professionals to the Wai‘alae Country Club. On Jan. 7, young golfers played in the Acura Hawai‘i Pro-Junior Skills Challenge. On Jan. 8, professional golfers competed in the All Day Sony Open in Hawai‘i Official Pro-Am.