Football Camp Scores Goals
By Catherine Cluett Pactol | Editor
About 200 youth ages 8 to 17 participated in a two-day football skills camp on Molokai last Monday and Tuesday. The opportunity was brought to the island by the Akana ‘ohana from Molokai, who now owns Washington State-based company Akana Athletics. They brought a lineup of top coaches and athletes, allowing Molokai youth an opportunity to brush elbows with some big names in football and grow some big skills right from their home field.
“Over the two days, camp coaches provided lots of skills and drills for all positions on offense and defense,” said Molokai High School Head Football Coach Mike Kahale. “Competition was fierce, but fun as athletes had a chance to compete head to head for some great prizes and recognition. Everyone had a great time.”
Growing excitement for the sport was especially strong in the younger keiki group, which comprised about 60 to 70 percent of participants, said Kahale.
“Huge mahalo to Ry Akana and Akana Athletics for bringing the camp to Molokai,” added Kahale. “We also want to thank all the sponsors who help donate their time and resources.”