Brackets Up For Maui Jim Maui Invitational!

Brackets were revealed yesterday for the November 19th through November 21st 35th annual Maui Jim Maui Invitational tournament. Games are played at the Lahaina Civic Center. Many coaches feel this tournament sets the tone for the season. All games are expected to be televised on various ESPN networks.

This years teams are considered possibly the hardest competition yet. They include Arizona, Auburn, Duke, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State, San Diego State, and Xavier. Those teams that have participated in past Maui Jim Invitationals have gone on to win 67 of the 78 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championships.

Tickets are expected to go on sale August 8th. For more information on the tournament including tickets and brackets, visit the Maui Invitational webpage here.

Coming Up This Weekend!

It’s Wailuku Town’s First Friday, this Friday December 2nd from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm on Market Street in Wailuku.  This Friday there will be a Christmas Parade featuring Santa!  Other special features include a photo booth, art show, live music, crafts and great food!  You can view all the events and guests performing via the Maui Fridays website.

Friday December 2nd and Saturday December 3rd Oregon State hosts the Maui Jim Maui Classic Basketball tournament.  Joining Oregon State will be University of Nevada Las Vegas, University of Idaho, and Brigham Young University. This event will take place at the War Memorial Gymnasium.  Two games will be played each day.  There will also be live entertainment, food trucks, and a slam dunk performance at the end of each day.  Ticket available to purchase at $10.00 a day. All proceeds to benefit local non-profit organizations.  If you would like to become a sponsor, or need more information on this event, visit the basketballMaui website.

On Sunday December 4th, the Grand Wailea will be having their annual tree lighting ceremony.  Enjoy more then 8 miles of lights along the driveway leading to the Grand Wailea.  Beginning at 5:00 pm refreshments will be served and at 5:30 pm the tree lighting ceremony will take place.  You can view the activities available at the Grand Wailea here.

Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!

Summer Camps!

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Summer camps are a great way for kids to try something new, make new friends, and beat the summertime blues!  Having a variety of activities to choose from can make planning your summer loads of fun!

This may be an opportunity for your sports shy child to try something athletic without having to commit to an entire season.  A great one for both boys and girls is soccer.  Different age appropriate classes available starting June 22.  Age ranges from 4 years to 14 years old.  Each session runs a week-long teaching campers the basic skills of soccer, while emphasizing having fun!  For information on sessions, cost, and registration, visit the Catalyst Soccer website.

Rather use your hands than feet?  Basketball camp may be the camp you’re looking for!  From June 22 to June 26, Basketball Maui has two camps to choose from based on player level.  The Basketball Skills Camp will work on offense, defense, shooting, and team skills.  Available for girls and boys ages 7-13.  Next Level Advanced Player camp is for experience players looking for a challenging camp experience.  This camp is geared for boys and girls ages 14-19 years.  For more information visit the Basketball Maui website here.

For those looking to explore their more artistic side, Camp Kaluanui offers camps with a different theme each week.  For ages 5+ these weeklong camps will focus on being creative and imaginative! Some of the themes for this summer include School of Rock, House of Sun, and  I’m an Architect.  Pre-registration is required.  For more on cost, themes and registration, visit the Hui Noeau website here.

Maui Paintball has summer camps starting on June 8th for ages 10+.  Camp sessions run for two weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Carpooling may be available in your area!  Campers will learn about safety, equipment maintenance, game types etc., that they will use during games while at camp.  Camps do sell out! Book your session as soon as possible.  Visit the Maui Paintball site for dates, rates, and a video from last years camp.

We hope everyone has a wonderful fun filled summer!