University of Hawaii women’s head basketball coach Laura Beeman and assistant Gavin Petersen will take part in the inaugural Coach Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp, scheduled July 31-Aug. 3 in Hilo.
The skill-development camp is for boys and girls ages 9-17 and will be held concurrently at Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the new Panaewa Covered Basketball Courts.
P&R Director and Coach Yagi camp director Clayton Honma said UH-Hilo women’s head basketball coach David Kaneshiro also plans to instruct at the camp, and possibly another coach from a Hawaii D-II college may help out.
The camp is being sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, the Hawaii Police Department’s HI-PAL Program and the nonprofit Big Island All-Stars.
The camp is named in honor of former UH-Hilo basketball coach Jimmy Yagi, who coached the Vulcans for 18 years and helped guide the Vulcans-Hawaii Basketball School for 37 years.
The camp will start at 9 a.m. each day and include instruction and skill-development drills. Games will be played in the late afternoon and possibly evenings.
Players registering by the Monday, July 15 will be charged $60 each. Late enrollment is $70 per child. All enrollees will receive a camp shirt and group photo.
Registration forms are available at Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Lu‘au Hale at 799 Pi‘ilani St. in Hilo. Checks should be made payable to the Big Island All-Stars and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”
Hilo High coaching
Hilo High School is currently accepting applications for the following positions for the 2013-14 school year: Boys volleyball coach, boys tennis coach, water polo coach.
To apply, stop by the main office between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday.
Roast on Friday
The Joey Estrella Retirement Roast, a benefit dinner for the Joe and Harriet Estrella Scholarship Endowment, will be held Friday, June 28 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.
Tickets for the 6 p.m. event are $75 each and are available by calling the University of Hawaii at Hilo athletic department at 974-7520. Corporate tables of six or eight are also available.
The scholarship was initia ted by UHH athletic director Dexter to recognize Estrella and will be given to student-athletes interested in playing Vulcans baseball.
Estrella guided the program from its inception in 1976 until retiring after this past season.
Estrella also has been a staunch supporter of Special Olympics and a backer of th e UHH Blood Bank of Hawaii Drive.