HONOLULU (KHON2) — The University of Hawai’i men’s volleyball team won their second consecutive NCAA Men’s Volleyball Championship title on Saturday, May 7, so it was time to celebrate their win with them in Honolulu on Tuesday, May 17.

The celebration event hosted by the City and County of Honolulu started at 11:15 a.m and took place outside of Honolulu Hale.

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Right before heading out to Honolulu Hale, the team and coaches were handed a proclamation signed by Gov. David Ige.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi and members of the Honolulu City Council honored the UH men’s volleyball team and coaches with the public.

Mayor Blangiardi requested that the Honolulu Hale be lit in the colors green and white to celebrate the program’s back-to-back national titles from sundown on Monday, May 16, to sun up on Wednesday, May 18.

“This community cannot thank you enough. Congratulations. You guys are the best medicine we could ever have,” said Mayor Blangiardi.

UH Men’s Volleyball Head Coach Charlie Wade left his remarks hoping to bring his team and the state confidence for the next season.

“It is really humbling and the support we are getting is unreal. We are so appreciative. Going into the next year. ‘Why not us for three years a row?'”

UH MEN”S VOLLEYBALL HEAD COACH CHARLIE WADE