Short Hops | 2-21-14

Family canoe paddling with Waikoloa club


Family canoe paddling with Waikoloa club

Waikoloa Canoe Club is offering a family-friendly event at Anaehoomalu Bay from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and March 2. Participants must be able to swim. The club offers a keiki program for those age 8 and older and an adult program for participants 18 and older. For more information, visit

Roller derby team’s golf fundraiser

The Echo City Knockouts roller derby team is holding a golf tournament fundraiser Saturday at Makalei Golf Club. Registration is set for 7:30 a.m. Cost is $100 per golfer, which includes greens fee, continental breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf and gift bags. There will be prizes.

The format is two-man scramble. Extra game options are available. For more information, contact Dana at 245-2340 with a text or leave a voicemail.

High school rodeo at Paniolo Park

The Hawaii High School Rodeo at Paniolo Park in Waimea begins at 8 a.m. March 1 and 2 and continues the first weekend of April and May. Saturday activities feature keiki and junior divisions; Sunday features high school participants. The state finals junior division is May 9 to 11 and high school division is June 12 to 15.

The competition is free, and donations are welcome. Food will be sold, benefiting the program.

For more information, contact DeeDee Bertelmann at 325-5937 or

Kawaihae canoe club youth program

The Kawaihae Canoe Club youth program, open to 11- to 18-year-olds, begins March 3.

The club holds practices at 3:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Kawaihae Harbor. A shuttle van picks up participants at 3 p.m. at Waimea Community Center, and returns them to the center at 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call Debbie at 937-4700 or Izzy at 987-2819.

Gold Coast Little League softball

Gold Coast Little League is accepting registration for girls ages 7 to 16 from Kona, Waikoloa, Waimea, Kohala, Honokaa, Paauilo and Laupahoehoe. Sign-ups are held from 6 to 8 p.m. every Friday at Waimea Park. The season fee is $65 per player.

For more information, visit, call Geri at 960-0733 or email questions to

Waimea Cowboys football and cheer

Practices for the Waimea Cowboys football and cheer teams begin March 4 at Waimea School field.

Registration is open to children ages 5 to 15. The fee for participants who register before Feb. 28 is $80; $85 thereafter.

The requirements to play are: a 2014 registration packet, current sports physical, original birth certificate, copy of medical insurance card (front and back), second quarter report card, and photo of the student-athlete. Practices are held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

For more information, call Russello Crabbe at 557-1901, Anne Daugherty at 960-0011, or Toni Connors at 990-7853.

Kai Opua Canoe Club start dates

The Kai Opua Canoe Club has announced its 2014 start dates.

Girls (12-18): 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, starting March 10

Boys (12-18): 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 11

Novice “Y,” coed, and under-12: 3:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting March 25

Women: Novice A and B (new paddlers), 4:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 10

Open and age divisions: 5:30 p.m. Mondays, starting March 31

Women’s team meeting: 5:30 p.m., March 28, at the Kai Opua Canoe Halau

Practices are at Kamakahonu Beach near King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel. New paddlers must have copies of identifications, and paddlers younger than 18 need parent or guardian signatures.

For more information, call Bo Campos at 938-8577.

‘Leprechaun-Sham’ run/walk

Kealakehe High School’s Waverider Triathlon Club will present the “5K Leprechaun-A-Thon & Sham-Walk” at 7 a.m. March 15 at Magic Sands Beach Park.

Fees are $15 through March 8; $18 thereafter. Race bib pickups will be from 6 to 6:40 a.m. There will be a prize drawing and refreshments after the run.


Sign up at, Bike Works Kona or Big Island Running Company.

For more information, call Kristin Drost at 443-4484 or email