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Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp (July 21-24)

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The county Department of Parks and Recreation invites keiki basketball players to the 2nd Annual Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp is July 21-24 in Hilo.

Open to boys and girls 9 to 17 years old, the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp is named in honor of the legendary former University of Hawaii at Hilo basketball coach who helped guide the Vulcans-Hawaii Basketball School for 37 years.

It will be held at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and the Panaewa Covered Play Courts.

Teenage campers will receive personalized instruction from a team of coaches as they practice agility, ball-handling and other drills from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily. Then, the youth players will showcase their skills by competing in full-court games from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Campers age 9 to 12 years old will receive similar instruction from 9 a.m. until noon. Kids in this younger age group will play four-on-four games between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Early registration is $60 per child. The cost will rise to $70 for players registering after Monday, July 14. All participants will receive a camp shirt and group photo.

Bill O’Rear, a former Vulcan star and UHH Hall of Fame inductee who coached at the Vulcans school for more than 30 years, is returning as lead clinician.

Daphne Honma, Division II coach of the year following her first season at the helm of the Honokaa girls basketball program, also will assist.

UHH women’s head basketball coach David Kaneshiro and his staff has graciously agreed to share their basketball expertise during the four-day skill-development camp.

Registration forms are available during business hours at the Department’s Recreation Division Office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Luau Hale at 799 Piilani Street in Hilo and online at: www.hawaiicounty.gov/pr-recrea…

Checks should be made payable to the Director of Finance and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Camp.”

Additional coaches are also welcomed. Those interested in volunteering may contact Darrell Yamamoto, Recreation Specialist, at 938-2012, or dsyamamoto@co.hawaii.hi.us.

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