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HI-PAL Announces Two Youth Athletic Events

September 20, 2013, 12:54 PM HST
* Updated September 20, 12:58 PM
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The Hawai`i Isle Police Activities League, commonly known as HI-PAL, announced a pair of events Thursday for kids on both sides of the island.

On Oct. 19, HI-PAL will team with the County of Hawai`i Department of Parks and Recreation in hosting a Keiki Triathlon in Kailua-Kona.

The triathlon consists of a 100-yard swim at the Kona Comminuty Aquatic Center, a 3.2-mile bike ride, and a one-mile run within the Maka`eo Park grounds. Kids ages 9-14 will race the entire distance while the younger competitors will race half of the lengths of each leg of the triathlon.

The deadline to register for the Keiki Triathlon is Oct. 11.

Later in the month, HI-PAL will hold its annual “Halloween Havoc” 3-on-3 basketball tournament at Keaukaha’s Kawananakoa Gymnasium. The tournament will be held Oct. 26-27.

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The seventh annual event features age group divisions ranging from 5-6 years old to high school girls and boys. The age cutoff date for each division is Dec. 31, 2013.

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According to a police department release, the tournament will also focus on Halloween and child seat safety. Information on safe Halloween activities, the department’s “Click it or Ticket” campaign, and a child seat safety check point will be featured prominently during the two-day tourney.

The entry deadline for the 3-on-3 tourney is Fri., Oct. 18.

For more information on HI-PAL events, contact Officer Joseph Botelho Jr. at 961-8121 or Officer Randy Morris at 326-4646, extension 258.

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