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Fans Meet Cardinals Second Baseman Kolten Wong in Hilo

November 3, 2017, 8:51 AM HST
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Hilo-native and St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong made a homecoming appearance at Jamba Juice in the Prince Kuhio Plaza on Friday, Nov. 3.

Fans had the opportunity to take pictures with the major leaguer and have autographs signed between 7:30 and 9 a.m.

Wong graduated from Kamehameha High School on Hawai‘i Island, and also attended and played ball for the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Rainbow Warriors. He has been playing Major League baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals since 2013.

This past season Kolten batted .285—his highest batting average in the big leagues.

Also on-hand was The Beat FM 95.9 East Hawai‘i and 93.9 West Hawai‘i for a live broadcast.

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Attendees also tried in-store samples and won door prizes, including free Jamba Juice for a year, a free 15-pack smoothie pack and more.

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Jamba Juice Hilo is located at 111 Puainako St.

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