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HI-PAL Youth Hone Volleyball Skills

December 6, 2016, 11:29 AM HST
* Updated December 6, 11:31 AM
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Seventy-two youths participated in the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic held Thursday, Dec. 1, at the new Kaʻū District Gym in Pāhala.

The free clinic was held in partnership with the UH-Hilo Vulcan Women’s Volleyball Team, County of Hawaiʻi Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Community Policing Section-Hawaiʻi Isle Police Activities League (HI-PAL).

“We wanted to bring the Vulcan athletes out to Kaʻū to share their knowledge and skills with our keiki and are very fortunate to have this brand new, three-court facility that could hold such an event,” said Kaʻū Community Police Officer Blaine Morishita.

Participants learned skills and were able to talk story with the college athletes. Afterward, participants were treated to dinner, which was served by community volunteers, parks and recreation staff and police officers.

For information on HI-PAL activities in West Hawaiʻi, contact the Kona Community Policing Section at 326-4646, ext. 259, or your nearest police station.

Girls participate in passing drills at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

Girls participate in passing drills at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

Jensen Navarro-Villa practices setting at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

Jensen Navarro-Villa practices setting at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

Keali‘i Kuahuia shows his "kill-ability" at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

Keali‘i Kuahuia shows his “kill-ability” at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

UH-Hilo Vulcan Coach Tino Reyes demonstrates "bump" form at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

UH-Hilo Vulcan Coach Tino Reyes demonstrates “bump” form at the HI-PAL Youth Volleyball Clinic. Courtesy photo.

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