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Big Island Sports Hall of Fame induction on Sunday

     BIG ISLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME CEREMONIES ON SUNDAY

The Big Island Sports Hall of Fame will have a ceremony at the Wall of Fame in the Prince Kuhio Mall on Sunday, August 21 at 10:30 am followed by a luncheon at the Nani Mau Gardens at noon.

The BISHF announced last month the seven inductees for the 13th class into the Wall of Fame as:

Sam Alameda, Sr. – basketball and Manager of the Waiakea Boxing Club

Dennis Asuncion (deceased) – Boxing, Coach and Official

Olizario Galo Fernandez – Basketball, Baseball and Coach

Robert Fitzgerald – Football and Baseball

Charles Ikeda – Basketball, Coach and Recreational Leader for Youth Organizations

John Clifford Kekua, Jr. (deceased) Canoe Paddling and Coach

Stephen L. Perry – Athletic Director, Coach, State Athletic Golf Coordinator

The seven inductees will be introduced and their photos will be displayed on the wall at the Prince Kuhio Plaza.  The public is invited to attend the unveiling and past inductees are encouraged to come out and support the newly inducted honorees.

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 and tickets will not be sold at the door.

Advance tickets may be purchased by calling Ellsworth Fontes at 935-5519.

The late Jack Matsui was the founder of the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame.

August 19, 2011 Posted by | Events | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kohala’s Galo Fernandez to be inducted to Hall of Fame

Olizario Galo Fernandez from Kohala has been inducted into the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame.

Born in 1937 Fernandez started his sports career by playing basketball and baseball for the 6th Regiment in Europe for three years.

Returning to Kohala in 1965 Fernandez began a 45 year coaching career for Park and Recreation and the Catholic Open League coaching both baseball and basketball.

Fernandez also spent six years coaching the Kohala High School Baseball team where he son, Don, succeeded him and is the current Cowboy coach.

During the last 21 years Fernandez has played and coached the Kohala Seniors softball team.

For all that he has accomplished in Big Island sports Fernandez will be inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday, August 21. The BISHF will have a ceremony at the Wall of Fame in the Prince Kuhio Mall, 10:30 am to induct Fernandez and the six other deserving selections.

“We will introduce the seven and display their photos to the wall,” BISHF selection committee chair Derek Shigematsu said.  “We are hoping that past inductees and the general public will come out to support the newly inducted honorees.”

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.

The late Jack Matsui was the founder of the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame.

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August 10, 2011 Posted by | Profiles | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Big Island Sports Hall of Fame to induct 7

Wall of Fame at Kuhio Mall

 BIG ISLAND SPORTS HALL OF FAME SELECTS 7 FOR CLASS OF 2011

The Big Island Sports Hall of Fame announced the inductees for the 13th class into the Wall of Fame.

Selected were:

Sam Alameda, Sr. – basketball and Manager of the Waiakea Boxing Club

Dennis Asuncion (deceased) – Boxing, Coach and Official

Olizario Galo Fernandez – Basketball, Baseball and Coach

Robert Fitzgerald – Football and Baseball

Charles Ikeda – Basketball, Coach and Recreational Leader for Youth Organizations

John Clifford Kekua, Jr. (deceased) Canoe Paddling and Coach

Stephen L. Perry – Athletic Director, Coach, State Athletic Golf Coordinator

The BIGHF selection committee chair, Derek Shigematsu, announced the selections on Tuesday.

“We had many fine nominees who had years of community involvement in their respective sports,” Shigematsu said.  “It was a difficult decision.”

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

“We will introduce the seven and display their photos to the wall,” Shigematsu said.  “We are hoping past inductees and the general public will come out to support the newly inducted honorees.”

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 12 and under.  Seating is limited.

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

The late Jack Matsui was the founder of the Big Island Sports Hall of Fame.

July 21, 2011 Posted by | Running on the Big Island | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment