Congressman Faleomavaega today offers his personal congratulations to Troy Polamalu and his team after completing a successful Samoa Camp in American Samoa. The Samoa Camp included training, strengthening, and coaching workshops for local athletes and coaches.
“I want to take this opportunity to personally congratulate Troy and our other Polynesian NFL players for a job well done for this year’s Samoa Camp. It not only has been a privilege for our youth and our islands but also an honor for our sons to give back to their roots and community,” said Faleomavaega.
“I know that Troy’s visit with his team of friends has brought much national attention to American Samoa and we are grateful for all they have done for our people. This year’s Samoa Camp is another building block to the foundation that has been set by those who have made it possible for our Polynesian sons to play in the National Football League. We must honor their vigilance in representing our Polynesian heritage at one of the most prestigious levels of professional sports.”
“I am also very pleased that while Troy and his team are putting something back to Samoa for being who they are, Samoa also is taking this chance to further strengthen and shape the professional players characters in its own humble and native intimacy that you could only find when you experience the people, their happiness, their sorrows and their simplicities that define them and make them who they are.”
“I want to also commend George Malauulu, Navy Tuiasosopo, and the AIGA Foundation for their efforts in helping our youth prepare for colleges and universities and eventually the National Football League. Their hard work has given many of our sons and daughters the opportunities to play sports for many athletic programs but, more importantly, they gain a college education.”
“Again, I congratulate Troy, his family, and the rest of the visiting delegation on this historic occasion,” concluded Faleomavaega.