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Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, January 8, 2001

Kauai’s Acoba earns
national award


From staff and wire services

Edmund Acoba of Kauai has been awarded one of three national 2000 HEROES Awards by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association for his devotion to Pop Warner football and other youth sports.

The awards, sponsored by the SGMA and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, are presented annually to those who have made exceptional contributions to the pursuit of sports excellence within their community and beyond.

Acoba has been involved in youth sports since 1987, when he first volunteered as an assistant football coach in the Kekaha Pop Warner Association.

Off the field, Acoba is a state public defender.

Golf deadline Feb. 15

The deadline to submit resumes for an intern position with the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association is Feb. 15.

The P.J. Boatwright Jr. Internship, funded by the United States Golf Association Foundation, is a six-month entry-level administrative position that may be extended for a year.

"It carries particular interest in creating opportunities for qualified women and minorities," said HSJGA President Mary Bea Porter-King.

Those interested in applying should send resumes to HSJGA, P.J. Boatwright Internship, P.O. Box 3181, Honolulu, HI, 96801.



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