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Rainbow Wahine coaches at county hoops camp


University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine women’s basketball coaches will be among the special guest clinicians offering their expertise at the inaugural Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.

Sponsored by the county Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hawaii Police Department’s HI-PAL Program, and the nonprofit Big Island All-Stars, the skill-development camp is open to boys and girls 9-17 years old.

THe camp is scheduled July 31-Aug. 3 in Hilo.

The camp will give local youth athletes and coaches the chance to work with NCAA Division 1 coaches, who in turn will be able to witness the island’s top basketball players perform live.

Joining the Wahine Rainbow coaches will be David Kaneshiro, University of Hawaii at Hilo head women’s basketball coach. More than a dozen other coaches have volunteered to help with the camp named in honor of former UH-Hilo basketball coach Jimmy Yagi.

Coaching spots are filling up fast. Those interested in volunteering at the camp are encouraged to call Darrell Yamamoto, a recreational specialist for the Department of Parks and Recreation, at 961-8735 or 938-2012.

Children 9-12 years old will attend daily skills clinics from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the new Panaewa Covered Play Courts and then scrimmage starting at 3:30 p.m.

Teens will go to the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium, where they will attend skills training from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. before taking to the courts at 3:30 p.m. to practice what they’ve learned.

The camp will be run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on the final day, Saturday, Aug. 3.

The enrollment fee is $60 per child if registering before July 15. Late registrations will be $70 each.

All participants will receive a camp T-shirt and group photograph.

Registration forms are available at the Department’s main office in Aupuni Center, West Hawaii Civic Center Parks & Recreation Office, and the Recreation office at 799 Piilani St. in Hilo, and online at:…

Checks should be made payable to the Big Island All-Stars and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

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