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Vulcan Athletics Club ‘Aha Pai’ea Keiki Sports Challenge 2012

Vulcan Athletics Club

`Aha Pai`ea (Keiki Sports Challenge) 2012

9am to 4pm, Aug. 25, 2012

UHH Campus

Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Baseball, Conditioning/Nutrition

Objective:  To give the grade school youth an opportunity to learn  different sports in a “Round Robin” format on one day at the UHH Campus. To be conducted by the Players and Coaches of the Vulcan teams represented, as a way to give back to the community.

Format:  Open registration with deadline 2 weeks before the event, on a first come, first serve basis, with a cap of approx. 120 participants.  On event day, the youth will be divided evenly between the 6 sports in age groups i.e.:  7-8, 9-10, 11-12 years, to learn the basics of the sport within an approx. 45 minute time frame, and rotate to the next event every hour.   3 sports in the morning, with 1 hr. lunch break, then 3 sports in the afternoon.

Cost: $5 and each participant to receive an event T-shirt and meal ticket.

Funding: Get donations from  Business sponsors ($100 each?) to help fund the cost of shirts, and they would get their logo on the shirts.

Assistance: The Kiwanis and their sponsored youth groups – Circle K at UHH, and the Hilo and Waiakea H. S. Key Clubs, to set up, run the event and cleanup. 1 Adult and 4 sponsored youth per group of keiki.

Refreshments: A food tent to be available to serve the participants, and create additional sales.  Bentos will be given to the volunteers at lunch.

 MVP: Certificate presented to top male & female athlete in each age group at end of program?  Take pictures and submit with article to the newspaper.

All proceeds go to the UH Hilo Sports Scholarship Endowment Fund.


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