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NFL Pro Bowl Returning to Hawaii in 2013

REGARDING THE RETURN OF THE NFL PRO BOWL TO HAWAI’I

HTA is extremely pleased the NFL will return to the Hawaiian Islands in 2013 for the Pro Bowl, and are grateful for our more than 30 year partnership. Many of us believe that there is no better place in the world to host this game.

 The Hawai’i Tourism Authority has maintained ongoing discussions with the NFL leading up to today’s announcement. Together, we are committed to improving the quality of the game and overall experience, and are working to expand the Pro Bowl both in the Hawaiian Islands, as well as in Asia.

We will be pursuing new opportunities in Hawai’i to benefit and engage our communities and youth across the state. Beyond Hawai’i’s shores, we look forward to assisting the NFL in expanding upon their relationships in Japan, and help them to establish a presence in China – both important markets for Hawai’i tourism.

The Pro Bowl in Hawai’i is more than just a game – the NFL has helped to provide for our community through youth education programs, charitable contributions, community events and so much more. In addition to the worldwide media exposure for our Hawaiian Islands and the significant revenue and tax dollars generated by visitors who travel here specifically to attend the Pro Bowl, the game provides local businesses with an increase in activity and residents the opportunity to engage with players and experience a live professional football game.

Mahalo to Speaker of the House Calvin Say, Senate President Shan Tsutsui, Mayor Carlisle and the City and County of Honolulu, Scott Chan and the Aloha Stadium Authority, and the entire community for their support in helping to bring the game back to Hawai’i.

Hawai’i looks forward to building upon our longstanding relationship with the NFL Pro Bowl well into the future. We will work closely with them to create a quality game and incomparable Pro Bowl experience here in our Hawaiian Islands.

To be held:    Jan 27, 2013 in Honolulu at Aloha Stadium

May 31, 2012 Posted by | football | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BIIF Boys Judo Champs in weight class 161, 178, 198, 220, 275

BIIF Judo champions l to r, 1st – 3rd,

weight classes 161, 178, 198, 220

161 -Alika Lawrence, Benjamin Camero, Raymond Andrade-178 – Kayed Rodrigues, Gunner Nagat BFr, Thomas Soares, 198 – Ha’aheo Chan, Calvin Arca, Justin Gray, 220 – Brayden Cruz-Silva, Jerome Licoan-Kalani, Kamalani Crum

Weight class 275 Scott Miyaki, Zeph Pavao, AaronArelleno

Related linkshttps://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/biif-judo-championships-photos-by-charles-aina/

https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2012/05/20/biif-girls-judo-champions-for-2012-photos-by-charles-aina/

May 30, 2012 Posted by | Judo | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Official 2012 BIIF Cross Country Schedule Announced

30-Jul

HHSAA try-out / start date for Cross Country

 

 

             

25-Aug

Saturday

All Schools

@

Canefire Conditioner

10:00am

 

             

1-Sep

Saturday

All Schools

@

Kealakehe or Kohala

 

 

             

8-Sep

Saturday

All Schools

@

Kamehameha

tba

 

(ACT date)

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

15-Sep

Saturday

 

 

BYE

 

 

             

22-Sep

Saturday

All Schools

@

Waiakea

10:00am

 

             

29-Sep

Saturday

All Schools

@

Hawaii Prep

10:00am

(2 races)

             

6-Oct

Saturday

All Schools

@

Kamehameha

tba

 

(SAT date)

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

13-Oct

Saturday

All Schools

@

BYE

 

 

(Ironman)

 

 

 

 

 

 

             

19-Oct

Friday

BIIF Champs

@

Hawaii Prep

2:00pm

(4 races)

 

 

order:  Girls Open, Boys Open, Girls Varsity, Boys Varsity

 

 

             

26-Oct

Friday

HHSAA Champs

@

Hawaii Prep

9:00am

(2 races)

(ACT on Sat.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
             
Pre-Season Coach’s Mtg:

tbd

 

tbd

All schools

 
Post-Season Coach’s Mtg:

tbd

 

Honokaa HS @ 6:30pm

All schools

 

May 29, 2012 Posted by | High School Runners | , | 2 Comments

Life begins at 40 for Brady Bennett

For many people, myself included, approaching the age of 40 meant the downhill side of being strong both mentally and physically.

For Hilo’s Brady Bennett turning 40 has meant an entire new life filled with many positive blessings.

“By 37 I had written off being a parent,” Bennett said.  “But miracles do happen and I was 39 when I had my first daughter and had a second pregnancy when I was 40 years old.”

What is even more amazing is that Bennett ran during her first pregnancy for 7 and half months, and then walked right up until her delivery.

“During my second pregnancy I ran all the way till the week before I gave birth,” she said.  “For both pregnancies I was very healthy and the running kept the weight off so I only gained the required amount for a healthy baby.”

Bennett also lost all the baby weight within a month after both births, which were 19 months apart, and maintained an exercise routine as soon as she was allowed.

Bennett, a former Physical Education teacher at Keaukaha Elementary School fell victim of the budget ax when cuts needed to be made.

“Unfortunately, after too many budget cuts I had been reduced to 15 hours a week and had to find a new career since PE jobs are far and few between,” Bennett said.

Bennett couldn’t live on her part time status and got her real estate license in 2005.

“I did both jobs, PE 15 hours a week and real estate after school and on weekend,” she said.  “Eventually when the PE program was cut I went fulltime in real estate and this has worked well for having kids since I could make my own hours.

Bennett does hope to return to the classroom one day to teach PE as she is well qualified and close to receiving her PhD, finishing all her course work, but still needs to complete her dissertation.

“I have a B.S. in PE, an M.S. in Sport Performance/sport psychology, and an M Ed in motor learning/Sport physiology in the kinesiology department,” she said.  “I miss teaching badly and would like to get back to the classroom or PE field as soon as something comes up.”

This healthy and fit 41 year old mother of two wasted no time in returning to the roads to compete in races.

“I did my first race on Kauai pushing the baby stroller 8 miles four months after giving birth to my first child,” she said. 

Bennett had intentions of pushing the double stroller in the Hilo marathon shortly after giving birth to her second child, but decided on a change of plans.

“I trained for 4 months while pushing both girls in the stroller, so I was used to it,” Bennett said.  “But after going on a run without them one day I realized I could fly and opted to run Hilo Half Marathon without them.”

Bennett was right; she did fly, finishing the half marathon (13.1 miles) race in a respectable 2 hours 11 minutes.

“I had an accident 3 weeks before the race that nearly cut off my big toe and required 10 stitches,” she said.  “If I had not been injured I was on course to break 2 hours in the Hilo Half and will do it in next year’s race.”

Bennett believes that having two children has toughened her up, running wise.

“Having two daughters, one naturally and the other by c-section, has definitely toughened me up,” Bennett said.  “I’ve always had a high tolerance for pain and have been running races since about 7 years old with my running family.  But after the pain of giving birth, nothing compares.”

Bennett regularly pushes 75 pounds worth of stroller and babies with no problem, often for 1 to 2 hour runs.

The mother of two also cross trains by attending a fitness class in Pahoa twice a week that has made her toned.

“I have a fitness trainer, Michele Mulkey of IMFit, that does an amazing job with her workout sessions,” Bennett said.  “I feel like she is my personal trainer even though it’s a class.”

During the class Bennett uses combinations of low impact cardio, weights, medicine balls, bands, and the wall.

“I’ve never been in better shape in my life,” Bennett said.  “And I thought hitting 40 meant all downhill.”

Bennett will work out six days per week, adding variety in the mix and taking Sunday’s off as her day of rest. 

She will run three times a week, use an elliptical machine after her girls are put to bed, head to Pahoa for her IMFit class twice a week and if training for a race she will add a long run into the mix.

Bennett has four things that she has set on her bucket list, without setting a time frame.

“I’d like to finish my doctorate, teach at Kamehameha Schools, run at least one race with my girls and to compete in the Hawaii Ironman,” she said.

For the present Bennett is trying to see if she can be in better shape after having children than before.

“I think I already accomplished this goal and feel I am in a lot better shape now,” Bennett said.  “I sleep much deeper now than before.”

Next up is to get back into playing Makule Soccer and to play some golf.

“For now running seems to be the best way to combine fitness and motherhood since the kids love being pushed in the stroller,” she said.

So whoever said that turning 40 was a downhill slide never met Brady Bennett.

And someday should you happen to see an appreciative veteran reflecting on fallen comrades on Memorial Day remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from “Running with the Big Dog.”

Email the Big Dog at waiakeabigdog@aol.com.

May 28, 2012 Posted by | Profiles | , , , | 4 Comments

Big Dog Awarded Big Isle Road Runners Lifetime Membership

Big Dog Awarded Lifetime Membership

On Mother’s Day, May 13, 2012 the Big Island Road Runners Club, under President Steve Pavao, gave me a plaque for Outstanding Service.

The plaque reads:   The Big Island Road Runners Club hereby presents this Outstanding Service and Lifetime Membership Award to Wayne “Big Dog” Joseph

For his lifelong dedication to the promotion of running through media, running events and by serving as a personal example and inspiration to others and

“Should you see him jogging along Bayfront Park, remember to smile, say “woof” and never shy away from

Running with the Big Dog                               May 13, 2012

President Pavao and Big Dog

Mahalo Nui to the Big Island Road Runners for bestowing upon me a great honor.   I appreciate the award and hope that lifetime membership last a long time!  

May 27, 2012 Posted by | Events | , , , | 3 Comments