Hawaiʻi Police Department
HI-PAL Program, Area I
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
July 23, 2011
The Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Traffic Services Section and the Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL) held two “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments this month. The first was held June 4-5 at the Keaʻau High School gymnasium. The second was held June 11 in Kaʻū in conjunction with the Kaʻū Family Fun Day festival.
Forty-two teams, with 170 players, participated in 84 games in Keaʻau in the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8, 9-12, 13-14, girls 10 and under, girls 12 and under, girls 14 and under, and girls 15-17.
The Keaʻau award winners and Kaʻū participants are identified below.
For information about future HI-PAL activities, please call the HI-PAL office in Hilo at 961-2220 or 896-9710. The fax number is 961-2209.
The next Click It or Ticket 3-on-3 basketball tournaments are scheduled for:
- July 16 and July 17 at the Honokaʻa Sports Complex
- July 23 and July 24 at Pāhoa High School
- August 13 and August 14 at the Kawananakoa Hall gymnasium in Keaukaha
- September 10 and September 11 at Laupāhoehoe High School
Additionally, the 1st Annual Big Island Summer Classic for high school athletes is scheduled for July 29-30 and July 1-2 at the UH-Hilo gymnasium.
The HI-PAL Program would like to thank Iris McGuire, athletic director at Keaʻau High School, for her continued generosity in allowing for the use of the high school gym for these annual “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments. Her willingness to work hand-in-hand with the Hawaiʻi Police Department and the HI-PAL Program emphasizes her community involvement and commitment to our youths and their best interests. HI-PAL also would like to thank the Hawaiʻi County Parks and Recreation Department along with the organizers of the organizers of the 1st Annual Kaʻū Family Fun Day for their invitation to participate in this community event via a 3-on-3 “Click It or Ticket” basketball tournament.