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Former college basketball player, now Paralympian, lends advice to would-be curlers

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    Olympic gold medalist Tyler George and Paralympian Steve Emt taught Kanoelani Elementary School students how to curl Wednesday at Ice Palace.

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                                This is Paralympian Steve Emt (right) giving the students a cheer as the “rock” slid into the right location. Olympic gold medalist Tyler George and Steve Emt show students from Kanoelani Elementary School how to curl during a clinic at the Ice Palace. The two Olympians are in town to assist American Savings Bank in hosting it’s seventh annual Hawaii Curling Club Charity Classic that will take place later in the day as a fundraiser for We Are Oceania, an organization aimed at centralizing the support system for all Micronesian communities, families and individuals in Hawaii. 20 teams representing businesses across the state will participate in two separate competitions to raise money for We Are Oceania.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    This is Paralympian Steve Emt (right) giving the students a cheer as the “rock” slid into the right location. Olympic gold medalist Tyler George and Steve Emt show students from Kanoelani Elementary School how to curl during a clinic at the Ice Palace. The two Olympians are in town to assist American Savings Bank in hosting it’s seventh annual Hawaii Curling Club Charity Classic that will take place later in the day as a fundraiser for We Are Oceania, an organization aimed at centralizing the support system for all Micronesian communities, families and individuals in Hawaii. 20 teams representing businesses across the state will participate in two separate competitions to raise money for We Are Oceania.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Paralympian Steve Emt, left, raced alongside the stone Wednesday at the Ice Palace while the students sweep the ice in front of it.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Paralympian Steve Emt, left, raced alongside the stone Wednesday at the Ice Palace while the students sweep the ice in front of it.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Above, Kylie Grajeda, 10, slid and watched her stone glide on the ice toward the target. Paralympian Steve Emt, below, showed students from Kanoelani Elementary School how to curl during a clinic at the Ice Palace.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Above, Kylie Grajeda, 10, slid and watched her stone glide on the ice toward the target. Paralympian Steve Emt, below, showed students from Kanoelani Elementary School how to curl during a clinic at the Ice Palace.

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