Archive for the "Soccer Stories" Category

25.Jul.2012 Volunteers needed for Aukake Area Games

Special Olympics soccer and bocce teams will be competing in the Aukake Area Games Saturday, July 28, at Old Kona Airport Sports Complex fields, next to the pool. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. to support the Kona, Kohala and Hilo teams, as well as ensure the event runs smoothly. In particular, […]

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05.Aug.2010 East meets West

Under sunny skies, Special Olympics East and West Hawaii teams battled it out during the annual Big Island Soccer Tournament July 17 at the Makaeo Fields in Kailua-Kona. Approximately 30 athletes participated and enthusiasm was high throughout the day. Why? Maybe, it was because of the excitement generated by the recently completed FIFA World Cup […]

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07.Jul.2010 Soccer practice kicks off

Soccer practice for the Special Olympics West Hawaii team began June 14 at Pualani Estates park. Practices will be held from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Mondays and Fridays at this park. Athletes, coaches and volunteers are encourage to get involved in this exciting sport. Need some inspiration? Check out the 2010 FIFA World Cup in […]

28.Aug.2008 Soccer team wins first place

West Hawaii Today reporter Daniel Brock wrote a super “Short Hops” brief, which was published Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the Sports section. It details how the Special Olympics West Hawaii soccer team captured the gold medal at the Aukake Classic on Oahu. Here is an excerpt: The team — comprised of Jason Nagatori, Alvin Carvalho, […]

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20.Aug.2008 Team photos and standings from the 2008 Big Island Games Day

Longtime volunteer Nikki Cleintuar took the following fabulous images of Special Olympics West Hawaii and East Hawaii teams, competing at the Big Island Games Day Saturday, July 22, 2008. A big mahalo goes out to Nikki and Special Olympics East Hawaii Area Director Carey Uchida, who helped with the captions. ENJOY! The Hilo Explosions All […]

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29.Jul.2008 Competition Crowning Capstones Captured

Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition in having put forth the best within you. — Henry J. Kaiser Laura Shimabuku, West Hawaii Today freelance photographer and owner of Akamai Photographic in Kailua-Kona, took the following fabulous photos, featuring Special Olympics participants competing in the Big Island Games Day Saturday, […]

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West Hawaii Today article shows competing Special Olympics athletes at their best

West Hawaii Today intern and University of Colorado at Boulder student Mitchell Byars wrote an awesome article, published Monday, July 28, 2008, detailing the happenings and emotions felt at the Big Island Games Day for Special Olympics. In it, readers learn why residents chose to get involved with the nonprofit organization and the best part […]


The Big Island Games Day for bocce and soccer will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Old Kona Airport’s soccer field. Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes and their unified partners will be competing against other island teams for a spot at the Aukake State Games, which will be held […]


13.Jul.2008 KICKIN' IT

Soccer, also known as football, is considered the world’s most popular and fastest growing sport. It can be played by just about anybody. It has proven to be a fun and rewarding activity for Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes because it involves the participation of everyone constantly. Longtime volunteer Nikki Cleintuar visited a SOWH soccer […]

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