WHO: Representatives Stacelynn K.M. Eli and Cedric Asuega Gates, and Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro
WHAT: Honoring the coaches and players of the Nānākuli Hawks 12U Baseball Team
WHEN: Wednesday, June 26
WHERE: Nānākuli High and Intermediate School and Nānākuli Elementary School
Team practice area below the football field, next to the basketball court
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – State Representatives Stacelynn K.M. Eli and Cedric Asuega Gates, and State Senator Maile S.L. Shimabukuro will present Congratulatory Certificates to the coaches and players of the Nānākuli Hawks 12U (12 years old and under) Baseball Team to celebrate their recent victory in the 2019 Hawaiʻi 12/70 Division Baseball Championship.
"We are so proud of these young athletes," said Rep. Eli (‘Ewa Villages, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko ‘Olina, Kahe Point, Nānākuli, Lualualei, Mā‘ili). "They fought hard to earn this victory and are now going on to represent our state on the mainland."
The Hawks consist of 13 boys from seven different Leeward schools and bested 40 other teams to take the division honors at the Cal Ripken State Tournament on June 9.
The team is now raising funds to travel to California to represent Hawaiʻi in the 2019 Pacific Southwest Regional Tournament in July.