Big Island briefs, Aug. 2


Special Olympics

Golf tourney Aug. 25

Special Olympics East Hawaii Golf will hold its sixth annual tournament Aug. 25 at Volcano Golf and Country Club.

The format will be a four-person modified scramble and each group will include a Special Olympics athlete. Entry fee is $150 per golfer, and Special Olympians will play for free.

The tee time is at 9 a.m. and all proceeds go to Special Olympics East Hawaii Golf.

“The funds raised will help us keep this program alive,” said George Lewitzki, who operates Golf Treasures in Hilo.

The entry fee includes the round of golf, cart, lunch and 19th-hole awards and prizes.

For more information, contact Lewitzki at 961-4653. Registration is also available at Golf Treasures, 37c Lono St. in Hilo.

Big Island Auto Club

to hold drag races

The Big Island Auto Club will hold its drag racing today and Sunday at Hilo Drag Strip.

A special bracket racing event will be hold today with prizes worth $2,000. Also on tap this weekend are sports compact, junior dragsters, pro gas and pro bike.

Gates open at 8 a.m and the tech shed closes at 11 a.m.

Vulcan XC 5K will

be held Aug. 10

The Vulcan XC 5K run will be held at 8 a.m. Aug. 10 to help benefit the University of Hawaii at Hilo cross country program.

The early entry fee is $20, and $25 after Aug. 5 (to be turned in on the day of race). Race-day registration will be at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort Golf Course driving range from 6:45-7:45 a.m. The flat course will be on a grass surface that will follow the perimeter of the golf course.

Awards will be given for top male and female overall and age groups in 10-year categories.

A free 1-mile keiki fun run for ages 14 and under will be held at 8:45 a.m.

For more information, visit http://hiloathletics.com or call 217-5243 or 938-5106.

Pahoa seeking girls

basketball coach

The Pahoa High School athletic department is looking for a girls varsity head basketball coach.

Applications are available at the school’s main office or athletic office. The deadline to apply is Tuesday.

For more information, call the athletic office at 965-2248.

Orchid Island Ohana Kart Club results

The Orchid Island Ohana Kart Club held races July 27 at Hilo Raceway. The next meet is Aug. 24.

July 27 results

Junior 1: 1. Kao DeMello; 2. Klyson Kaiwi

Junior Supersportsman: 1. Logan Sato; 2. Jade DeMattos; 3. Nicholas Lucas

Senior Supersportsman: 1. Lisa Lucas; 2. Gavin DeMello; 3. Alika DeMello

TAG: 1. Kerry Eckert; 2.James Lucas

Kid kart participants:Jordan Kaluhimoku; Tavis Haraguchi; Xayden Lanikupu

 

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