Free University of Hawaii Football Camps for Big Island Kids

Media Release:

Free football camps for youth in grades 1 through 12 will be held Wednesday, June 23, at Old Kona Airport Lighted Field, and on Thursday, June 24, at Wong Stadium, Hilo.

Registration for the Old Kona Airport camp will take place 7-7:30 a.m. for grades 1 through 8; the program will be 8-10 a.m. Registration for grades 9-12 will be 9:30-10 a.m.; the program will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Registration for the Wong Stadium camp will take place noon-1 p.m. for grades 1 through 8; the program will be 1:30-3:30 p.m. Registration for grades 9-12 will be 2:30-3:30 p.m.; the program will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The free football camps for youth are sponsored by The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation, University of Hawai‘i Football, Wyndham Pacific, and Hawai‘i, Speed and Quickness (Rich Miano).

Applications and waiver forms can be picked up at the following places:

  • County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation office in (Aupuni Center, 101 Aupuni Street, Suite 6, Hilo);
  • The Kona Permit Office behind KCAC, 75-5530 Kuakini Hwy., Kailua-Kona;
  • The Recreation Division office at Aunty Sally’s Luau Hale, Hilo;
  • County of Hawai‘i Web site (;
  • Kekuaokalani Gym;
  • Waimea Community Center;
  • Hisaoka Gym;
  • Waikoloa Park;
  • Honoka‘a Gym;
  • Sports Line;
  • Swing Zone.

For information call Mason Souza, 961-8740 ext. 23, Doug Roberts, 327-3553, of Fred Lau, 961-8720 ext. 27.

Skydiving Comes to the Big Island for a Limited Time Only!

I began the year by jumping out of a airplane with Skydive Hawaii.

Now it looks like other Big Island folks will have a limited chance to skydive here on the Big Island in a few weeks.

…Just wanted to give you a heads up that there is skydiving planned at the Old Kona Airport Park and beach, July 2 to 5, 2010.  This will be an opportunity for the skydivers of the Big Island to enjoy the sport they love, close to where they live.  Additionally, many of the skydivers from Oahu and Maui have never made a skydive on Hawaii and are looking forward to the opportunity.  A Big Island RW record (Relative Work is making formations during freefall) jump is planned with 10 skydivers using 2 aircraft flying in formation.  Look for a large US flag flying over Kona on the 4th of July!  There may be opportunity for limited tandem skydiving during this period, if there is a demand.  If people are interested, $165 plus tax for a tandem skydive, $25 for licensed solo skydivers.  Please direct interested people to contact me at, to make reservation or for more information.  All jumpers must be over 18, weigh 200 pounds or less and execute our standard liability release.  Taking off from Kona International, the jumps will be made at 9,000 to 10,000 feet and Old Kona Airport Park is the intended landing area…

Wordless Wednesday – No Child Playing

Another Highway 130 Accident

I’m not a big believer in accidents as they can be prevented, but with Highway 130… its always an accident just waiting to happen.

Yesterdays wreck was at Orchidland Drive and H130.   (*Posted from cell phone on Tuesday… don’t know why it took so long to post to my blog)