Rainbow Warrior Torres named a nominee for community service award

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University of Hawaii wide receiver Dakota Torres was announced Wednesday as a nominee for the prestigious 2018 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® for making a significant impact on his community through his volunteer accomplishments.

Torres, a Waianae native and Punahou graduate is one of the 169 college football players from across the country that were nominated this year for their remarkable “good works” off the field. Since 1992, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has been one of the most coveted community service awards in college football, bringing together student athletes from all divisions of play to honor their dedication to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others.

Torres boasts an impressive resume of accomplishments, including:

  • Working with the Youth Impact Program as a student mentor and a community liaison for participating student-athletes
  • Volunteering with the Special Olympics of Hawaii assisting in multiple sporting events
  • Visiting local Wahiawa Elementary School in the mornings to read to students and conduct presentations on the importance of education as a tool

From the 169 nominees, a final roster of 22 award recipients – comprised of 11 players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and 11 players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA (and one honorary head coach) – will be unveiled in September.

College football fans are encouraged to join in on the conversation by using #GoodWorksTeam on social media.

The University of Hawaii football team will open Training Camp next Friday with their season opener scheduled for August 25th at Colorado State.

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