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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 12:47 a.m., Monday, February 18, 2008

Soccer: Pan-Pacific community events continue

Advertiser Staff

Organizers of the Pan-Pacific Soccer Championships will hold a series of community events.

The free events during "Kick Across Hawaii," targeting Hawaii's youth, will include soccer clinics and interactive tutorials courtesy of professional athletes from the competing teams and local club coaches from the Honolulu Bulls and Maui United. Participants of the soccer relay will include local youth, members of the larger sports community, military personnel, prominent media personalities and players from the Pan-Pacific Championship teams.

The Pan-Pacific Soccer Championships, an international tournament showcasing David Beckham and Hawai'i's Brian Ching, features the Los Angeles Galaxy and Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer, and teams from Japan (Gamba, Osaka) and Australia.

The tournament opens Feb. 20 with the Galaxy playing Gamba Osaka at 6 p.m., followed by the Dynamo vs. a Hyundai A-League Representative at 8:30 p.m.

Matches Feb. 23 also are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Here are the events:


Boys & Girls Club Community Soccer Event

3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Washington Middle School

1663 So. King Street


Active Hawaii and C4 Waterman activities, including paddle surfing

1 to 3 p.m.

Makaha Beach Park

Leeward AYSO Community Soccer Event

4 to 6 p.m.

Waianae High School

85-251 Farrington Hwy


Kahului Community Soccer Event

4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Keopuolani Park

Kanaloa Ave, Kahului