PIAA announces football clinic and camp

The Pacific Island Athletic Alliance announced its 3rd Annual Football Coaches Clinic and its 6th Annual Football Camp. The coaches clinic is set for May 18 at the East West Center, Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

The event is open to all coaches at the local high school and youth level.

Confirmed to present instruction at the clinic are UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell, Ron Powlus, one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Notre Dame history and current quarterback coach for Notre Dame, Hawai‘i coaches Wes Suan and Jeff Reinebold, University of Washington’s Chris Tormey, former Hawai‘i Warrior Dino Babers of UCLA, former Kailua Surfrider Tim Bowman, Jonathan Heimbach of San Diego State, Andy Buh of Stanford University and more.

There will be four sessions running concurrently, two defensive and two offensive sessions. The coaches will make their instruction relevant to the high school level. The speaking schedule is available online at www.pacificathleticalliance.com

The cost of the session, if registered by May 10, is $35 per coach or $30 per coach for members of the Athletic Directors and Coaches Association. Late registration or at the door: $45/$40 for ADCA members. Discounts available for large groups. Light pupus and refreshments will be provided

For more information, contact Doris or Danny at 261-5000 or log on to www.pacificathleticalliance.com for registration form and updated list of coaches.

The football camp will be on May 19, at the Saint Louis School at 9 a.m.

Formerly the PIAA Football Combine, the event has been adjusted to meet new NCAA rules which prohibit college coaches from attending combines anywhere or anytime.

In addition to coaches listed above for the clinic, confirmed colleges include Arizona, Cal, BYU and Idaho State. The camp is exclusive to the classes of 2008 and 2009.

All local high school coaches have been provided with forms for their athletes. Students should inquire of their coaches or athletic directors, if they are interested, or contact PIAA.

The camp directors are Darnell Arceneaux and Eddie Klaneski.

PIAA is a service provided to Hawai‘i & American Samoa athletes, assisting in securing athletic placement, scholarships, grants, SAT Workshops, video services, FAFSA prep assistance, clinics and combines. Most services are provided at no cost to the student or family.

HWRA announces Miss Rodea America pageant

For the first time in recent memory, Hawai‘i will be participating in the Miss Rodeo America, Inc. pageant.

Female Hawai‘i residents who have never been married or pregnant, who are between 19 and 26 years of age, and who meet other pageant criteria are eligible to compete.

The Miss Rodeo Hawai‘i pageant and selection will be June 30, immediately following the Hawaii Women’s Rodeo Association Jackpot on that day at Kawailoa Ranch in Hale‘iwa. The deadline for applications is May 31.

For contest rules, contact Lu Faborito, president of the HWRA, at 696-5055.

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