Basketball tournaments set 02-13-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
TRAFFIC SERVICES SECTION
SERGEANT RANDY APELE
PHONE: 961-2305
FEBRUARY 13, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

The Traffic Services Section in conjunction with the Hawaii Isle Police Activities League is accepting registration for two 3-on-3 Basketball Tournaments to be played in East and West Hawaii in March.

The first “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament is scheduled for March 8-9, 2003, at Konawaena Gymnasium. Entry deadline is Monday, February 24, 2003.

The second tournament is scheduled for March 22-23, 2003, at Keaau High School Gymnasium. Entry deadline is Monday, March 10, 2003.

Entries are being accepted in the following divisions: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-17 (co-ed), 12 and under girls, 14 and under girls, and 15-17 girls. Additionally, the East Hawaii tournament will have an 8 and under co-ed and 10 and under girls division.

“We are using this athletic event as a forum to provide education and awareness of our seat belt laws,” said Sergeant Randy Apele of the Traffic Section.

Most people are unaware that state law requires all youth and teens 4-17 years old to be seat belted whether they are a front or rear passenger. As a result, only about 38 per cent of our children are seat belted as passengers in the back seat of cars.”

Interested teams should call Sergeant Apele at 961-2305 or Officer Joseph Kealoha of HI-PAL at 899-9205. Because of the limited space available, teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

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