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Basketball weekend pits 16 local teams

Date Posted: 2007-01-25

Cheerleaders and a pizza party are part of this weekend’s Japanese American Basketball Tournament on Okinawa.

Sixteen teams converge on Kadena Air Base starting tomorrow for the three-day competition. DoDDS Pacific, the American Consulate Okinawa, USO Okinawa, the Japanese American Basketball Association and ODIC are sponsoring the event involving eight Japanese and eight American round ball teams. Games will be played at both Kadena High School and Kadena Middle School Gymnasiums. All games are open to the general public.

Colonel Max Kirschbaum, Commander 18th Mission Support Group will officially perform opening ceremonies on Saturday. Consul General Kevin Maher of the American Consulate Naha, Masuru Koki, Chairman of the Okinawa Basketball Association, and Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles, DoDDS Pacific District Superintendent, will also speak.

Cheerleaders from Okinawa’s professional soccer team, FC Ryukyu Bomberz, will perform throughout the event. A pizza party is set for Saturday evening at the Kadena USO. The free pizza and drinks party is open to everyone involved with the tournament.

Joe Bryant, father of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant, will participate in the USO activities. Shari Jenson, USO Okinawa Director for Programs and Marketing, says she expects about 500 to participate in the party and its related events.

Consul general Kevin Maher will present awards Sunday afternoon at Kadena High School.

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