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Youth sports in Hawaii also can bring in tourism dollars

  • Video by Bruce Asato and Jamm Aquino / basato@staradvertiser.com and jaquino@staradvertiser.com

    Hawaii has produced elite world-class athletes. Some parents are starting their kids in athletics at a very young age.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A team from Long Beach, Calif., marched in front of the stands last week at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium during the AYSO National Games Opening Ceremony’s Parade of Teams.

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Maa Tanuvasa, left; Greg Salas; Chris Tatum of the Hawaii Tourism Authority; Kevin Demoff of the Los Angeles Rams; Mufi Hannemann of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association; and Leo Goeas announced in March the Rams’ 2019 preseason game at Aloha Stadium, set for August.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    AYSO Hawaii head Clyde Asato talks about how youth sports in Hawaii have changed over the years, Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

Hawaii came out the winner among 14 candidate sections to host the just-completed 2019 American Youth Soccer National Games. Read more

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