HI-PAL basketball 11-19-07

Hawaii Police Department
HI-PAL Program
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
Phone: 961-2219/961-2220/896-9710
November 19, 2007

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Photo: Menehune Warriors with banner
Photo: Hawaiian Island Athletics with banner
Photo: Big Island Hoop with banner
Photo: Warriors White with banner
Photo: Hawaii Warriors with banner
Photo: Keaukana team with banner
Photo: Keaukana team with banner
Menehune Warriors
5-6 Mix Champs
Hawaiian Island Athletics
7-8 Mix Champs
Big Island Hoops
9-10 Mix Champs
Warriors White
11-12 Boys Champs
Hawaii Warriors
13-14 Boys Champs
14 under Girls Champs
12 Under Girls Champs

Media Release

The Hawaii Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL), in collaboration with Ben Pana and the Keaukaha Sports Program, held the First Halloween Havoc 3-on-3 Youth Basketball Tournament on October 27 at Kawananakoa Hall in Keaukaha.

Twenty-three teams participated in this first-time event in the following age divisions: 5-6, 7-8, boys 9-10, boys 11-12, boys 13-14, girls 12 and under, girls 14 and under.

The winners were: 5-6 mix champs, Menehune Warriors; 7-8 mix champs, Hawaiian Island Athletics; 9-10 mix champs, Big Island Hoops; 11-12 boys champs, Warriors White; 13-14 boys champs, Hawaii Warriors; 14 under girls champs, Keaukaha; 12 under girls champs, Keaukaha.

“Although expectations for team participation were higher than those who did participate, the smaller number of participating teams made for a comfortably run tournament,” said Officer Joseph Botelho Jr., who coordinates HI-PAL. “Ben Pana and the Keaukaha Sports Program were a valuable asset to the HI-Pal Program by providing the necessary referees and the scorekeepers for this event, which enabled the tournament to run smoothly.”

Randy Kurohara and the staff at Creative Arts provided the participants, supporters, referees, scorekeepers and additional helpers with a commemorative “Halloween Havoc” T-shirt, which was well received by all.

Plans for next year’s “Halloween Havoc” are already in the making.

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