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(Fri., Sept. 10, 2010)—The public is invited to the City’s “Parade of Champions” at 10 a.m. Sunday in Waipio-Gentry to honor the Waipio Little League All-Stars and seven other champion youth sports teams and individuals.


“Everyone is invited to join us for a fun community parade honoring these fine young athletes and role models,” Acting Mayor Kirk Caldwell said. “They played on national TV and became part of our community ohana, so this is a wonderful chance to show our pride in their achievements and our home.”


The parade will begin at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Ukee and Waipio Uka streets near the Waipio-Gentry Jack-In-The-Box. The parade will then proceed mauka along Waipio Uka Street, turning left onto Ka Uka Boulevard, and will conclude at Patsy Mink Central Oahu Regional Park, where the winning teams will be honored at approximately 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to bring food to the park for a community picnic following the event.


The parade will be held in the hometown of the Waipio Little League All-Stars that won the United States championship title at last month’s Little League World Series. The seven other national championship and titleholder teams and individuals originate and play in the Central/Leeward Oahu region, including:



  • Ewa Beach All-Stars – 2010 PONY Bronco World Series Champs
  • Central Oahu Boys 12u – 2010 USSSA World Series Champs (USSSA - United States Specialty Sports Association)


  • Po’okela – 2010 14 and up  Class B Western National Championship
  • Central Oahu Wahine Softball 12u Fastpitch – 2010 Diamond Dreams Hall of Fame Tournament Champions
  • Wahiawa Bobby Sox – National Tournament Championship


  • Abunai 95 Soccer Team of Mililani – U-15 Premier Division National Cup Finals


  • Keoni Adric Jr., Waipahu Boxing Club – 2010 Golden Gloves Champion, 2010 Ringside National Champion


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