Can-Serve-Ive Beach Volleyball Tournament


ROSS: IT’S THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER… ALMOST EVERYONE KNOWS SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN AFFECTED BY THIS TERRIBLE DISEASE… IN FACT, EVERY YEAR – MORE THAN 67-HUNDRED HAWAII RESIDENTS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER… TWO LOCAL STUDENTS – ARE TAKING ACTION – AT THEIR 4TH ANNUAL “CAN-SERVE-IVE” VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT TO SPIKE CANCER… IKAIKA VAN DYKE – AND PUNA SMITH – ARE BOTH 11TH GRADERS AT PUNAHOU SCHOOL AND THE TOURNAMENT’S ORGANIZERS – AND THEY JOIN US THIS MORNING TO TALK UP THEIR UPCOMING EVENT… ROSS: 1. Q-IKAIKA, HOW DID THIS TOURNAMENT GET STARTED 4 YEARS AGO? IKAIKA VAN DYKE / PUNAHOU SCHOOL 11TH GRADER A-IKAIKA: MY FAMILY HAS BEEN AFFECTED BY CANCER, AND SO MY BROTHER STARTED THIS TOURNAMENT AND CHOOSE THE QUEEN’S CANCER CENTER TO GIVE THE MONIES TO. THE EVENT IS A VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT WITH 4 PLAYERS ON EACH SIDE AND THEY BATTLE IT OUT ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE. ROSS: 2. Q-PUNA, WHAT HAVE YOU GUYS LEARNED FROM PUTTING ON THIS EVENT TOGETHER FOR 4 YEARS NOW? PUNA SMITH PUNAHOU SCHOOL 11TH GRADER A-WE’VE REALLY GROWN SINCE THE FIRST YEAR. WE ORGANIZE THE EVENT OURSELVES WITH MINIMAL SUPERVISION. WE ENJOY ORGANIZING THESE EVENTS AND TALKING WITH SPONSORS, IMPROVING OUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS, AND REALLY UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. ROSS: 3. Q-IKAIKA, SO HOW CAN PEOPLE HELP? A-YES, WE ARE STILL LOOKING TO FILL SLOTS FOR THE TOURNAMENT. YOU CAN REGISTER AT EFCHAWAII.COM. YOU CAN ALSO COME DOWN AND WATCH ALL THE ACTION! ROSS: YOU CAN JOIN IKAIKA AND PUNA AT THE 4TH ANNUAL – CAN-SERVE-IVE IT’S NEXT SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH, AT THE QUEEN’S BEACH SANDBOX. THE FOUR-PERSON TEAMS CAN BE CO- ED, FROM JUNIORS TO ADULTS. THE $30 DONATION TO PARTICIPATE – IS TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. BUT YOU MUST REGISTER BY NOON – NEXT THURSDAY… FOR MORE INFORMATION – JUST LOG ONTO OUR WEBSTIE – AND KHON-2-DOT-COM… KRISTINE: WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL CHECK ON YOUR SURF AND WEATHER FORECASTS… ROSS: BUT FIRST, WE’D LIKE TO CELEBRATE WITH AN ISLAND FAMILY…

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