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County P&R Director to be inducted to Sports Hall of Fame

Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald to be inducted to Sports Hall of Fame

Country Park and Recreation Director, Robert Fitzgerald, will be inducted into the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame on August 21.

Fitzgerald has spent numerous years coaching a variety of sports teams.

From 1978 to ’79 Fitzgerald coached P&R baseball before becoming an assistant football coach at Konawaena.

While working with the Wildcat program the team won four league titles and played in the Mac Nut Bow, Ellison Onizuka Memorial Game, and the Neighbor Island Championships.

From 2003 to 2005 Fitzgerald was an assistant football coach at Hawaii Preparatory Academy and in 2009 he became the Director of County Parks and Recreation.

For his tireless work with youngsters, Fitzgerald has been selected as one of the seven people chosen to be inducted to the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame.

The BISHF will have a ceremony at the Wall of Fame at the Prince Kuhio Mall on August 21 at 10:30 am.

Fitzgerald along with the six other inductees will be honored with their photos being unveiled at the Mall.

Following the Wall dedication the ceremony will move to a luncheon at the Nani Mau Gardens at noon were a formal ceremony will take place.

For those interested in attending the luncheon the cost is $20 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under.  Seating is limited.

Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling Ellsworth Fontes at 935-5519.



August 5, 2011 - Posted by | Profiles, Youth Football | , , , , ,

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