HI-PAL “Click It or Ticket” basketball 03-31-11

Hawai’i Police Department
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
Phone: 961-2220
March 31, 2011

Media Release

The Hawai’i Police Department’s Traffic Services Section and the Hawai’i Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) are sponsoring “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournaments at six different locations on the following dates:

Date Community Location
June 4-5 Kea’au Kea’au High School Gym
June 11 Ka’u Na’alehu Gym & Outdoor Courts
July 16-17 Honoka’a Honoka’a Sports Complex
July 23-24 Pahoa Pahoa High School Gym
August 13-14 Keaukaha Kawananakoa Sports Complex
September 10-11 Laupahoehoe Laupahoehoe High School Gym

HI-PAL’s East Hawaii Coordinator, Officer Joseph Botelho Jr., explains that “Click It or Ticket” is a national educational and enforcement campaign to increase seat belt use and decrease traffic fatalities and injuries. “The Hawai’i Police Department is excited about again bringing the ‘Click It or Ticket’ message to six different district communities on the island,” Botelho said. “Last year’s success allows us to continue this type of venture island wide.”

Team entries are being accepted in the following age groups:

  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • high school boys
  • girls 10 & under
  • girls 12 & under
  • girls 14 & under
  • high school girls.

The age cut-off date is December 31, 2011.

Each division will be limited to the first 10 teams. (Organizations wishing to enter multiple teams are asked to enter one team at a time and, as space becomes available, additional teams can be entered.) Each team will be required to complete a registration packet prior to the tournament. Completed packets must be turn in two weeks prior to each scheduled event date. The completed packets should be dropped off at the Community Policing Office in Hilo (the former Receiving Desk on the first floor of the Public Safety Building, Building A) or at the Kona Police Receiving Desk.

Teams interesting in participating or persons seeking additional information are asked to call Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at the East Hawai’i HI-PAL office (961-2220) or Officer Randy Morris at the West Hawai’i HI-PAL office (326-4646, extension 258).

Materials may be faxed to 961-2209 in East Hawai’i or 327-3583 in West Hawai’i.

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