Happy Camper

Coach Rich Roberts is already excited about the Kaua‘i Challenge volleyball tournament. He said there are 12 California teams who have already committed and paid to appear here in August … lessee now, Superferry tour of the state after the Challenge?

Hats off to Ross Shimabukuro in getting all the logistics down pat for the OC16 crew in its televising the KIF game Friday night. Matt Gonsalves said he’s developed a new-found respect for statisticians. Coach Rich was at the game as was coach Lori Parraga who had the paddling girls doing duty as a fund-raiser for their next season.

Daniel Hamada got to watch part of the game before being interviewed by Dave Vinton and Kanoa Leahy of OC16. Bill Arakaki said he was already on the line during the first telecast, and OC16 is excited about getting more games telecast … anyone got a spare cart to wheel those TV cameras up and down Vidinha Stadium?

Kudos to Mason Chock, Tim Bynum and Donovan Claytor of Meyvn Clothing Co. for a successful skateboard contest! The turnout was great and Aaron Furugen didn’t have to worry about either the rain, or power. Aaron (that shave ice is the perfect thing for the long drive to Princeville) said he was happy to help because his son watches skateboard DVDs all the time.

Was nice to see KIF athletes on hand as part of the Leadership Kaua‘i effort as well.

• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@kauaipubco.com.

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