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Coach Yagi Scholarship helps UHH Men’s basketball team

Jimmy Yagi

The Coach Jimmy Yagi Scholarship will be awarded annually starting at the end of the year, based on academic achievement during the year. The award winner would be determined by the athletic department’s academic advisor, the head coach and the athletic director.

Yagi is helping fund a competitive and prestigious academic scholarship for the UH-Hilo men’s basketball program, in which he was the highly successful coach for 12 years before his retirement in 1985.
Yagi and his wife Jeanne have started soliciting donations for the scholarship. They contributed $15,000 and with their family’s support, have already raised another $10,000.
Last year, the Yagi family gave $25,000 to create a new Yagi/Nishida scholarship that honors Jimmy and Jeanne Yagi’s parents and benefits Big Island high school graduates at UH-Hilo.
Anyone can donate to the new Coach Yagi Scholarship by writing a check to the “University of Hawaii Foundation” and mailing it to the Coach Yagi Scholarship, c/o UH-Hilo Office of Development, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091.

There is also an online giving site that you can use at http://www.uhf.hawaii.edu/YagiScholarship.

October 28, 2009 Posted by | Basketball | , , | 1 Comment

Youth Sports Conference Postponed

Organizers Postpone
Youth Sports Conference
In Hilo

Hilo, Big Island of Hawaii – Despite strong response from contributors, sponsors, and speakers for “Facilitating Extraordinary Accomplishments in Hawaii’s Youth (FEAHY),” a community conference designed to examine the local youth sports culture, organizers have been forced to postpone the June 2 event.
According to Jeanne Yagi, speaking for the organizing committee, insufficient registration has forced the postponement.
The community conference was organized by the County of Hawaii’s Recreation Division, the University of Hawaii at Hilo’s Campus Center and Athletic Department, and Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Big Island.

May 25, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , | Leave a comment