K-Pal to have youth flag football, boxing signups

LIHUE – The Kauai Police Activities League (K-PAL) is accepting registrations for its 2020 programs at www.kauai.gov/kpal.

K-PAL is a non-profit organization coordinated by the Kauai Police Department, offering various islandwide programs to approximately 1,000 keiki ages to 18.

The Mission statement of K-PAL is to encourage good behavior, a healthy lifestyle, deter youth from illegal drugs and crime, and help them reach their full potential.

Islandwide flag football will be offered for keiki grades K-8 with practices starting in May. All games will be played at the Vidinha Stadium Expansion Field on Saturdays in June and July, except July 4.

The boxing program is currently open for keiki grades K-12. Practices are held from 5 to 6 p.m. (elementary school ages), 6 to 7 p.m. (middle school ages), and 7 to 8 p.m. (high school ages) on Mondays and Wednesdays at the K-PAL Youth Center at Kukui Grove Center. All Girls Boxing is held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the K-PAL Youth Center at Kukui Grove Center.

The Kapaa wrestling program will be offered for keiki grades K-12. Practices are to be announced and will be at the K-PAL Youth Center behind the Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapa‘a.

The Lihu‘e wrestling program will be offered for keiki grades 3-12 in February. Practices are held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays at the K-PAL Youth Center at Kukui Grove Center.

The Waimea wrestling program is currently open for keiki grades K-12. Practices are held at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Westside Wrestling Club facility located at the Waimea Baptist Church. All tournaments are projected for April, with dates to be determined.

The fee to register is $25 per program; however, exceptions may be granted for those with meal eligibility from the state Department of Education.

For more information on the K-PAL program, to register as a volunteer coach, or to reques, call Sgt. Lance Okasaki, one of the organizers of K-PAL at the following number: 241-1647,or email kpal@kauai.gov.

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