Big Island briefs
Saturday fun day
for Kabalis ohana
There will be a free family fun day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multipurpose Stadium to benefit Kamalu Kabalis and his family.
The ohana-themed event will feature performances by Lehua Kalima, Rupert Tripp Jr., Pomai Longakit, Positive Motion, Lito Arkangel, a kupuna ukulele group, Taiko drummers and more.
There will be food and craft booths as well as keiki activities, a silent auction, haircuts and massages.
Kabalis, a Hilo resident, suffered major head trauma in a motorcyle accident in March of 2012, despite wearing a helmet. After spending time in medical centers in Hilo, Oahu and California, the 28-year-old Kabalis is back in Hilo but requires 24-hour care.
Proceeds will go toward the Kokua Kamalu Foundation, which was established by Kamalu’s parents, Sodie and Carla Kabalis.
For more information, call 987-8482.
Olaa Sports Academy
Ola’a Sports Academy is still holding basketball registration for ages 9-10, 11-12 and 13-14, and for T-ball.
Basketball sign-ups are at Mountain View Gym on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 4-6 p.m., while T-ball registration is 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Kurtistown Park.
For more information, call 987-3147.
Griffiths is top shot
at sporting clay event
Tom Griffiths won an O.S.O.K. compact sporting clay shoot in July at the County trap and skeete range.
The 75-target, sub-gauge event featured 22 shooters, and the top guns were: 1. Tom Griffiths, 47 (20 gauge); 2. Elton Endo, 42 (20 gauge); 3. Gina Ha‘o and Michael Tabura, 41 (20 gauge).
The next shoot will be held from 9-3:30 p.m. Oct. 13, and all equipment will be provided by individual participants.
For more information, call Dexter Egdamin at 936-4362.
golf event 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 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.
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