HI-PAL basketball 04-11-08

Hawaii Police Department
Hawaii Island Police Activities League
Officer Joseph Botelho Jr.
Phone: 961-2219
April 11, 2008

Media Release

The Hawaii Police Department’s Traffic Services section and the Hawaii Island Police Activities League (HI-PAL) are sponsoring a “Click It or Ticket” 3-on-3 basketball tournament on May 16-18 at the Keaau High School gymnasium.

Team entries are being accepted in the following age groups: boys and girls 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14: boys 15-17; girls 12 and under, 14 and under and 15-17. A player may play in only one division. The age cut-off date is December 31, 2008.

“The goal of the tournament is to educate our youths, parents and young adults with driver’s licenses about our seat belt, booster seat and child restraint laws,” said Officer Joseph Botelho Jr., East Hawaii HI-PAL coordinator. “Click It or Ticket” is a national educational and enforcement campaign to increase seat belt usage and decrease traffic fatalities and injuries.

Each division will be limited. Teams will be required to complete a registration packet prior to the tournament. Completed packets and registration forms must be turned in by Friday, May 2, before 4:30 p.m. Drop off the completed packets at the former Receiving Desk on the first floor of the Public Safety Building, Building A, now the Community Policing office.

To register or for more information, call the HI-PAL office in Hilo at 961-2219 or 961-2220, or the cell phone number at 896-9710. The HI-PAL fax number is 961-2209.

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