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December 5, 2017 - 12:05am

Jingle Bell Beach Run

Hawaii Sport Events presents the 13th annual Jingle Bell Beach Run on Sunday, Dec. 17 at Coconut Grove Marketplace.

Start time for the Christmas themed event is 7:30 a.m. and will feature a 5K and Santa’s Keiki Dash.

This year’s charity will benefit the Kiwanis Club, a non-profit organization dedicated toward changing the lives of children in need through their involvement with youth programs and meaningful community activities on the Big Island.

Awards will be given to the top three in the following categories: overall, five-year age groups, and best Christmas costumes.

Entry fee for the 5K is $35 until Dec. 15. There will be no registration for the 5K on race day. Santa’s Keiki Dash is free to children ages six and under.

Race applications are available at Big Island Running Company with online registration available on the event website Kona5K.com. Volunteers are needed. For more information email info@hawaiisportevents.com.

Packet pickup and late registration will be on Saturday, Dec. 16 at Coconut Grove Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Baseball youth clinic and showcase

The Big Island Wood Bat Academy and Trosky Baseball will be holding a youth clinic and showcase Dec. 15-17. There will be numerous colleges in attendance along with pro scouts from the Baltimore Orioles, Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Chicago Cubs and others. Email biwoodbatacademy@gmail.com for more information.

Nine and Wine golf tournament

Makalei Golf Club is hosting a Nine and Wine tournament on Saturday, Dec. 16 in support of the Hawaii Island Food Bank.

The nine-hole, two-person scramble format tournament will have a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Check-in begins at 12:30 p.m. and cost is $40 per person.

Mulligans will be sold for $5 or two canned goods to benefit the Hawaii Island Food Bank (maximum of four mulligans per team).

Pupus, wine and awards will be held immediately following golf. For more information, contact Debbie Dunagan at 747-8731 or events@makalei.com.

KCAA T-Ball/Pitchball registration

The Kohala Community Athletic Association is currently accepting free registration for T-Ball/pitchball and boys basketball through Dec. 18. Registration can be done online at KCAA.online.

T-Ball/pitchball practice for girls and boys ages 5-8 begins in early January and games start mid-January and run through the end of February at Kamehameha Park.

Basketball practice for boys ages 9-11 begins in early January and games begin in mid-January and run through early March at Hisaoka Gym.

For more information contact Tom at 345-0706.

Hawaii-Hilo baseball clinic

The Hawaii County Department of Parks and Recreation will host its annual Waiakea ‘Uka Vulcan Baseball Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 13 from 9-11:30 a.m. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. The clinic is open to children ages 7-13.

For more information call Mark Osorio at 959-9474.

Players needed for Palapala Kupuna softball team

The Palapala Kupuna is looking for men and woman 55 and older interested in playing in the Hawaii County Kupuna Softball League starting in late January. For more information contact Tim Woods at 464-8087 or Mel Finkenberg at 785-9140. Games are on Saturdays and practice for those available are Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Emily T Gail Talk Story Show

Wes Wailehua, Executive Director/CEO of the Aloha Section PGA and Foundation, talks about the Mauna Lani Resort Hawaii State Open coming up Dec. 15-17. Wailehua also gives an overview of the Aloha Section PGA and the member’s role in the growth of the game and care of the golf industry.

The Emily T. Gail Talk Story Show is available at emilytgailtalkstory.podomatic.com, on Facebook, and is a free iTunes podcast. For more information contact Gail at 896-6780 or emilytgail@emilys.org

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