Inaugural Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic Announced

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation, the Hawai‘i Police Department’s HI-PAL Program, and the nonprofit Big Island All-Stars are proud to announce the inaugural Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic for boys and girls 9 to 17 years old.

Jimmy Yagi

Jimmy Yagi

Named in honor of the former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo basketball coach who helped guide the Vulcans-Hawai‘i Basketball School for 37 years, the Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic will be held July 31 through August 3 at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium and various other Hilo gymnasiums. Instruction and drills will be conducted throughout the day, and games will be played at night.

Players registering by the Monday, July 15, deadline will be charged $60 each. Late enrollment is $70 per child. All enrollees will receive a camp shirt and group photo.

Lead clinician will be Bill O’Rear, a former Vulcan star and UHH Hall of Fame inductee who helped coach at the Vulcans school for more than 30 years. Various guest clinicians will be announced at a later date. Parks Director Clayton Honma will serve as clinic director.

Registration forms are available during normal business hours at the Department’s Recreation office located within Aunty Sally Kaleohano’s Lu‘au Hale at 799 Pi‘ilani St. in Hilo. Checks should be made payable to the Big Island All-Stars and include the note “Jimmy Yagi Summer Hoops Clinic.”

Additional coaches also are welcomed. Those interested in signing up are asked to contact Jason Armstrong, Public Information Officer, at 345-9105, or jarmstrong@co.hawaii.hi.us. Coaches will be selected from a list of volunteers.

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