HI-PAL winter basketball classic 11-19-07

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


Media Release

The Hawaii Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) will hold its 27th Annual Winter Basketball Classic in Hilo from December 26-29.

Team registration is open to the following age divisions: Boys 9 and 10 Division, Boys 11 and 12 Division, Boys 13 and 14 Division, Girls 12 and Under Division, Girls 14 and Under Division.

Teams interested in entering should call Officer Joseph Botelho as soon as possible at the East Hawaii HI-PAL office at 961-2219, 961-2220 or 896-9710.

Teams must pick up a registration packet and then submit it to the HI-PAL office either in person, by making special arrangements with Officer Botelho, or by mailing it to HI-PAL 2007 W.B.B.C., c/o Hawaii Police Department, 349 Kapiolani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.

No registration packets will be accepted after December 14. Team that fail to turn in their roster forms by that date will not be placed on the tournament schedule.

Botelho said participation in the tournament this year might be reduced because of other sporting events planned during the same time period. He described the additional statewide tournaments and community sporting events as “wonderful” and said he sees them not as competition to the Winter Basketball Classic but as a positive indication that Hawaii’s youths are becoming more active in sports.

For more information about the Annual Winter Basketball Classic, call Officer Botelho at the East Hawaii HI-PAL office or Officer Randy Morris at the West Hawaii HI-PAL office (326-4646, extension 258).



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