Gov. Ben Cayetano plans to declare next week "Benny Agbayani Week in Hawaii" in honor of the New York Mets' outfielder.
Benny Agbayani Week
The governor will sign the proclamation and present it to Agbayani on Tuesday in the executive chambers of the Capitol.
Agbayani batted .289 with 15 home runs this year in his second full season with the Mets.
The 28-year-old St. Louis School graduate and former Hawaii Pacific baseball standout doubled in the winning run in Game 3 of the 2000 World Series against the New York Yankees, the Mets' only win in the Subway Series.
UH No. 2 in fundraiserThe University of Hawaii basketball programs finished second nationally in the 1999-2000 Coaches vs. Cancer fundraising campaign, it was announced by the American Cancer Society.
The UH men and women, led by coaches Riley Wallace and Vince Goo, raised $127,000, second only to Syracuse University.
Oklahoma, Louisville and Penn State completed the top five among more than 400 NCAA and NAIA schools that participated in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Attack.
Money was raised through pledges for every 3-point shot made by the Rainbows and Wahine, plus private donations, an auction at Murphy's Bar & Grill and other events.
Kaiser soccer tournamentEight high school boys' soccer teams, including the host Cougars, will compete in the annual Kaiser Thanksgiving Tournament, beginning tomorrow at the schools' stadium.
Also participating are Pearl City, Mililani, Kalaheo, Kamehameha, St. Joseph from Hilo and Maui's King Kekaulike.
Pool play begins at 1 p.m. tomorrow and continues through Saturday's final game at 7 p.m. Championship play starts at noon Sunday with the title game scheduled for 2 p.m. Admission is $1 for students, ages 6-17, and $2 for adults.
UHS hosts softball tourneyThe University High Thanksgiving Softball Classic, hosted by the Junior Rainbow girls' team, opens its three-day run tomorrow with 12 games on three fields at Koko Head District Park.
Castle is back to defend its title, as well as 1999 state tournament participants Lahainaluna, Kalaheo, Kealakehe and Waiakea.
Also entered are Kalani, Leilehua, Mid-Pacific, Kaimuki, Nanakuli and Punahou.
Play runs through Sunday with games starting at 9 a.m. each day. The championship game is set for 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.