A question of impropriety? Yes.
UH basketball event
raises some eyebrows
Exotic dancers, properly dressed,Star-Bulletin staff
took part in the golf tournament
yesterday at Ala Wai
An NCAA infraction? No.
Fantasy Island Showgirls bar was one of the sponsors at yesterday's benefit golf tournament for the University of Hawaii men's basketball team. The business placed advertisements in Monday's sports sections of both the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and Honolulu Advertiser.
The ads promoted the club's exotic dancers as a featured attraction at the 18th hole of the Ala Wai Golf Course. The owner did not have permission from UH officials to run the ads and the reference to the dancers' appearance was subsequently deleted from ads that were run later in the week.
Rainbow basketball coach Riley Wallace said that the club was a legitimate business and paid the $750 to sponsor a hole. He said the club's employees were in appropriate attire and handed out sodas to the golfers, as did the Rainbow cheerleaders and Rainbow Dancers.
The tournament was sponsored by the basketball booster club as a fund-raiser. Seventy-two golf threesomes participated in the event.
The annual Jeep Aloha Bowl 3-on-3 Basketball Challenge will be held Sunday and Monday at the Aloha Tower Marketplace.
300 teams in 3-on-3 challenge
The team packet pick up is tomorrow at Planet Hollywood from 2 to 5 p.m.
Played in conjunction with the Jerry Lewis Telethon, all proceeds benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Hawaii.
More than 300 teams will compete. Players and spectators have the opportunity to compete for prizes at the AT&T "Long Distance" shot, the First Hawaiian "Bank" shot and the Budweiser "3-Point Shoot-Out" both days.
For more information, call Selisa Wright at 947-4141.
CARVALHO SECOND: At Myrtle Beach, S.C., Patrick Carvalho of Honolulu finished second in flight 23 yesterday in the 14th annual DuPont World Amateur Handicap Golf Championship.
He shot a gross 89 and a net 64.
TAHITI TRIP ON THE LINE: The Queen Liliuokalani series of outrigger canoe races will be held tomorrow between Kailua Bay and Honaunau for single hulls and Sunday between Kailua Bay and Keauhou Bay for women and the reverse for men.
The prize for the men's and women's open division winners is an all expenses paid trip to Tahiti for the Hawaiki Nui Va'a races Nov. 5-7.
CHIP IT IN TOURNEY: The Chip It In golf tournament, a benefit for the University of Hawaii athletic department, will be held Sept 9 at the Mamala Bay Championship Course on Hickam AFB.
For more information on the 18-hole modified scramble event, call 521-1160. To receive an application, call 254-3596.
BOXING NEEDS: The U.S. Amateur Boxing-Hawaii Association is seeking "boxing official" volunteers. Needed are ringside officials, timekeepers, announcers, judges and referees.
Experience is not necessary as training and workshops will be provided. Doctors also are needed at ringside. For more information, call Fred Mateo at 422-7349.
HAWAII TEAM QUALIFIES: A senior women's tennis team from Honolulu has advanced to the United State Tennis Association League 4.5 Senior National Championship scheduled for Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 at Tucson, Ariz.
The team members are Sue Ashford, Incha Baughman, Sibylle Brinkman, Florence Fernandez, Prix Grimm, Karen Hastings, Louise Iwamoto, Barbara Linn, Jane Pang and Hattie Somerville.