A match between the 16 & Under Girls of the Po’okela Volleyball Club and
former varsity players from Kaua’i and Waimea high schools was the highlight of
the recent exhibition match hosted by the Po’okela Volleyball Club as a means
of raising funds to help offset some of their members’ travel costs to
participate in tournaments off island.
Adding to the excitement, door
prizes donated by community businesses and a serving competition between
spectators and parents of the 49 club members filled in the intervals between
Jeanne Toulon chaired the event committee consisting of Chad
Delanoza, Janice Magaoay-Bush, Darrel Akimoto, Lisa Cummings, Kathleen Higa,
Heather Roberts, Danielle Kiyabu, and Heidi Chong.
Janice Bond of
S.H.O.U.T. (Students of Hawai’i Opposing Use of Tobacco) sponsored the entry
fee of the 16’s Volleyball Festival team entry fee scheduled for later in the
year. The team will be participating in the Volleyball Festival in California
which is billed as one of the largest women’s sporting events in the
The Po’okela Volleyball Club was organized to provide another
vehicle to promote girls’ volleyball on Kaua’i for girls aged 7 through 18, and
operates under the U.S. Junior Olympic Volleyball Program-Aloha
Po’okela, which translates to mean “champion and exceptional,”
works at teaching not only the physical skills of volleyball, but encompasses
sportsmanship and how to respond in “champion and exceptional” character to
the various situations they encounter in competitive sports.
situations mirror some of the circumstances they face in life.
also provides Kaua’i youth an opportunity for travel and competition off island
as well as strengthens existing high school programs by developing prospective
youth and Junior Olympic-aged players.
It also teaches life skills such as
teamwork, cooperation, discipline, and fosters friendships.
information on the Po’okela program, contact Richard Roberts at 332-7083.