Some 300 outrigger canoe paddlers are expected to compete in Saturday's benefit race for the Sharon McClure Leukemia Fund.
Benefit race for
stricken canoe paddler
McClure, a paddler for the Kailua Canoe Club, has been diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia and is undergoing chemotherapy.
Proceeds from the race will help pay for a bone marrow donor search and transplant.
The race is from Maunalua Bay to Magic Island with divisions in O-1, O-2, O-6 and surfski.
The entry fee is $20 per paddler, $120 for a six-man crew.
Registration runs from 7-8:30 a.m. The race starts at 9 a.m.
The postrace party is at the Pier Bar at Aloha Tower from noon until 6 p.m. The event includes music and a silent auction.
For more information, email SMLFRace@aol.com. Donations also can be sent to SMLF, 111 Hekili St., PMB 218, Kailua, Hi. 96734.
Roller hockey champsHo'okahi Ikaika, made up of players from Kauai, Maui and Oahu, won the gold medal in the junior division of the national roller hockey tournament at Las Vegas earlier this month.
The Hawaii team went 4-1, defeating the Southern California Vipers, 5-3, for the title. Co-captain Andy Oda was named the tournament MVP and the best defenseman award went to Koree Nadai-Willet.
Goalies Christian Aki and Kilo Akama both won player of the game and goalie of the game awards.
The team was coached by Todd Mayer of Kauai and Kimo Willet of Mililani.
Team members are Oda, Aki, Akama, Johnathan Anderson and Derek Laguatan from Kauai; Nadai-Willet, John and Kimo Chun, and Adam Burke from Mililani, and Tevia Arlidge and Ian Roodt of Maui.
Team inline nationalsThe Mililani Vipers will represent Hawaii at next week's 2000 USA Hockey InLine National Championships in Ellenton, Fla.
Mililani is in the 16-team 10-under division.
The tournament runs Aug. 1-6.
Bragado team advancesHawaii's Danalee Bragado and teammate Ali Wood won their opening qualification tournament volleyball match yesterday in the Portugal Open at Espinha, Portugal.
Bragado and Wood became the fourth team from the United States in the women's main draw.
The American teams of Annett Davis/Jenny Johnson Jordan, Liz Masakayan/Elaine Youngs and Lisa Arce/Barbra Fontana automatically earned berths in the main draw on the strength of their FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour ranking at the time of entry last month.
Bragado and Wood upset fourth-seeded sisters Lina and Petia Yanchulova of Bulgaria.
USO revamps road racesTeam competition has been added to USO Hawaii's 10K/5K race-walk fundraiser Aug. 13 at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
Teams of up to 10 members can enter military or civilian divisions in male, female or mixed categories.
A week for two at the Paris Las Vegas Resort and a $3,000 watch are among the dozens of prizes for which all finishers will qualify.
Applications are at the Running Room, other fitness stores, military bases and in Hawaii Race magazine.
For more information, call USO Hawaii at 836-3351.
Surf meet this weekendChina Uemura's 16th Annual Longboard Surf Classic starts tomorrow and runs through Sunday at Magic Island-Ala Moana Bowl.
The menehune boys and girls division start the competition Friday at 7 a.m.
Men's and women's competition continues Saturday and Sunday.
There will also be a Summer Bash Concert Saturday and Sunday, including local artists such as Opihi Pickers, Simplicity and Brim Stone.