NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Around 150 people came from Honolulu to cheer on Marcus Mariota in the stands Sunday.
Saint Louis School alumni, faculty, staff, friends and family held a paina, or celebration, at Tequila Cowboy Saturday night to gear up for the game.
“We are so excited to be in Nashville and supporting him,” Alvin Katahara, who helped organize the group, told 8News sister station News 2.
Shaka signs and Titans gear filled the country bar as the Hawaiian flag flew above the stage in Music City.
“At this point, Marcus is Hawaii’s native son you know, so everybody is embracing him,” Katahara explained.
The fans flew more than 4,000 miles for a weekend getaway to support the Titans’ quarterback.
“He has made a tremendous impact not only on the current students, but also future students that are interested in coming to our school. So huge impact for us,” said Katahara.
The group hopes their aloha spirit can snap the 10 home game losing streak.
“We brought ti leaves for the whole group, so we will be cheering him on bringing the mana, the spirit from Hawaii, to help him.”