Several police tourney events called off 05-09-05

PHONE: 961-2384
MAY 9, 2005


Because of scheduling conflicts, organizers have cancelled all but a golf tournament for the 15th annual Hawaii Police Commemorative Fund Tournament.

Organizers have cancelled the basketball, softball and volleyball tournaments and a run and walk, which had been scheduled for May 13-15, 2005, at the Kawananakoa Gymnasium and Hualani Park field in Keaukaha.

The golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, at the Naniloa Banyan Golf Course. Check-in time will be at 7 a.m.; tee time, at 8 a.m. Applications can be picked up and dropped off at the Naniloa Golf Course or the Hilo Police Station at 349 Kapiolani Street.

The event is a fundraising tournament with the proceeds generated going towards scholarships at both the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College in memory of Hawaii County police officers killed in the line of duty.

Two scholarships have been established at the University of Hawaii’s Administration of Justice program in memory of Officers Ronald “Shige” Jitchaku and Kenneth K. Keliipio, both of whom lost their lives in the line of duty.

Two other scholarships have also been established in memory of both officers at the Hawaii Community College, Administration of Justice program.

A total of $24,800 generated from the annual tournament has thus far been donated towards the scholarships.

Individuals wanting more information about the golf tournament, which is open to the public, are asked to call Officer John Stewart or Sergeant Darren Horio at 961-2211 or Detective Greg Esteban at 961-2384.

Questions about the scholarships can be directed to the Financial Aid Department of the University of Hawaii at Hilo and Hawaii Community College.

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