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Come and roast Estrella on June 28

Come and roast Estrella on June 28


The Joey Estrella Retirement Roast, a benefit dinner for the Joe and Harriet Estrella Scholarship Endowment, will be held June 28 at the Hilo Hawaiian Hotel.

Tickets for the 6 p.m. event are $75 each and are available by calling the University of Hawaii at Hilo athletic department at 974-7520. Corporate tables of six or eight are also available.

The scholarship was initiated by UHH athletic director Dexter to recognize Estrella and will be given to student-athletes interested in playing Vulcans baseball.

Estrella guided the program from its inception in 1976 until retiring after this past season.

Estrella also has been a staunch supporter of Special Olympics and a backer of the UHH Blood Bank of Hawaii Drive.

West Hawaii HI-PAL sign-ups ongoing

The Hawaii Police Activities League in West Hawaii is announcing sign-ups for a summer basketball league to be held from June 18 to July 18.

The age divisions will be 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, high school boys, girls 12 and under, girls 14 and under, and high school girls.


The deadline to enter is June 10.

Coaches interested in placing a team may call the West Hawaii HI-PAL office (326-4646, ext. 258) or officer Randy Morris (936-2789).