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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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07.Jun.2010 Bocce ball begins

Special Olympics West Hawaii athletes, unified partners and volunteers interested in learning or competing in bocce ball should attend the sport’s first practice, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. June 8 at Pualani Estates park. This ancient game, dating back to the Roman Empire, closely resembles bowling. It requires skill, strategy and a little luck. There […]

02.Nov.2009 Ready to roll

Special Olympics West Hawaii held an area-wide bocce tournament Oct. 24 at Pualani Park in Kailua-Kona. This was an important contest for the athletes and their unified partners as it was the qualifier for the next level of competition: the Holiday Classic on Oahu. Having practiced twice a week since late summer, everyone was ready […]

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20.Sep.2009 Get involved with fall sports seasons

Special Olympics West Hawaii is conducting bocce ball practice from 3 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays at Pualani Estates’ fields. Also, SOHW is holding basketball practice from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kekuaokalani Gym. For more information, call Lona Warner, head of delegation, at 989-2080.

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05.Jun.2009 Bocce Begins

Special Olympics West Hawaii bocce ball practice begins at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, at Pualani Park in Kailua-Kona. Practice will be held Tuesdays and Fridays. All athletes and volunteers must wear closed toe shoes, absolutely no slippers. Also bring water and snacks. Athletes with personal assistants will practice from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. […]

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26.Nov.2008 Important Information for the 2008 Holiday Classic

Special Olympics West Hawaii is participating in the Holiday Classic, held annually in December at both Hickam Air Force Base and the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base. This event includes a multi-division three-day Basketball tournament and Individual Skills Competition, Singles, Doubles and Unified® Team Bowling competitions, and traditional and Unified® Doubles Bocce tournaments. The Holiday […]

03.Sep.2008 Sign-ups, Practices & Competitions Announced

Sign-ups are now underway for the Special Olympics West Hawaii basketball, bocce and bowling leagues. Participants will learn teamwork and skills of relating to the games. Everyone is welcomed, including athletes, unified partners, volunteers and coaches. Basketball is bouncing its way into the season, which kicks off Thursday, Sept. 25. Practices will be held at […]

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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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