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Big Island Sports Hall of Fame ceremonies (Aug. 21)


The Big Island Sports Hall of Fame inducts seven new members Sunday.

A ceremony at the Wall of Fame is planned 10: 30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21 in the Prince Kuhio Mall, Hilo. A noon luncheon follows at the Nani Mau Gardens.

The 13th class honored into the Wall of Fame includes:

* Sam Alameda, Sr. – Basketball and Waiakea Boxing Club manager

* Dennis Asuncion (deceased) – Boxing, Coach and Official

* Olizario Galo Fernandez – Basketball, Baseball and Coach

* Robert Fitzgerald – Football and Baseball

* Charles Ikeda – Basketball, Coach and Recreational Leader for Youth Organizations

* John Clifford Kekua, Jr. (deceased) — Canoe Paddling and Coach

* Stephen L. Perry – Athletic Director, Coach, State Athletic Golf Coordinator

The seven inductees will be recognized and their photos will be displayed on the wall at the Prince Kuhio Plaza. The public – as well as past inductees – is invited to attend the unveiling.

Following the wall dedication, the festivities move to Nani Mau Gardens for the formal induction ceremony.

The luncheon cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. Seating is limited and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Tickets may be purchased by calling Ellsworth Fontes at 935-5519.

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