Hawaiʻi Police Department
Hawaii Police Activities League (HI-PAL)
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
The Hawai’i Police Department is hosting several HI-PAL and “Click It Or Ticket” events during the month of August.
August 2-3 wraps up the two remaining days of the Jimmy Yagi Hoops Camp in which the HI-PAL program and the “Click It Or Ticket” message are featured. This event is being brought forth by the Department of Parks & Recreation with HI-PAL as a supporting sponsor. The events take place at the Panaʻewa Park covered basketball courts for the younger youth, (7-12), and at the Civic Auditorium for the older youth, (13-17).
On August 17, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament will be held at the Honokaʻa Sports Complex gymnasium. This event is open to the following age groups: boys 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and girls 10 and under, 12 and under, 14 and under. The deadline to complete the registration packet and enter this event is August 12.
On August 31 a “Click It or Ticket” Volleyball Tournament will be held at the Papaʻaloa gymnasium in Laupāhoehoe. Further information on this event will be forthcoming.
Teams interested in participating or anyone needing additional information on these events may call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. in East Hawaiʻi at 961-2220 or Officer Randy Morris in West Hawaiʻi at 326-4646, extension 258. For information on the Jimmy Yagi Hoops camps, you may call the Parks and Recreation office at 961-8740.
“Click It or Ticket” is a national education and enforcement campaign aimed at increasing seat belt use and decreasing traffic fatalities and injuries. The Hawaiʻi Police Department encourages all youth, teens and adults to use their seat belts.