RIMPAC to include sports tournaments, recreation

(Via Ho’okele News)

RIMPAC sports tournaments will run during in-port periods. The deadline has passed and most are at full capacity. Awards will be given for each event listed below:

First in-port period events (June 28 to July 7), will be eligible toward RIMPAC Cup.

The following events will be held from June 28 through July 7:

* Basketball tournament at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center.

* Soccer tournament at Ward Field.

* Indoor volleyball tournament at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center and Naval Station Gym.

* Four-person sand volleyball tournament at Wentworth Volleyball Sand Courts.

* Softball tournament at Millican Field.

The following events will be held on June 30:

* Bowling team tournament at Naval Station Bowling Center (three start times).

* Swim meet at Scott Pool.

* Outrigger canoe race at Rainbow Bay Marina.

From June 30 to July 7, there will be a singles and doubles tennis tournament at Wentworth Tennis Facility.

* July 2 5K run will begin at RIMPAC Central across from Bravo Pier.

* July 2 Golf tournament will be held at Mamala Bay Golf Course.

* July 3 Bench press contest will be held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center.

* July 3 Strong arm contest (pull-ups and chin-ups) will be held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center. Second in-port period events (from July 31 to Aug. 2), will not be eligible toward the RIMPAC Cup.

* July 31, a sailing regatta will be held at Rainbow Bay Marina.

The following events will be held from July to Aug. 2:

* Basketball tournament will be held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center.

* Soccer tournament at Ward Field.

* Indoor volleyball tournament at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Fitness Center and Naval Station Gym.

* Softball tournament at Millican Field.

* On Aug. 1, a 5K run will begin at RIMPAC Central across from Bravo Pier Liberty

Daily events for single Sailors/Airmen modified for RIMPAC.

* June 28 hiking trip and paintball.

* June 29 shuttle for souvenirs and beach bay at Bellows Air Force Station.

* June 30 go kart racing.

* July 1 horseback riding and golf at Kealohi.

* July 2 dinner cruise in Honolulu.

* July 3 casino night at Beeman Center.

* July 4 Independence Day celebration at Ward Field.

* July 5 kayaking trip and waterpark trip.

* July 6 mini golf/zipline trip and day hike.

* July 7 night fishing at Hickam Harbor.

Information, Tickets & Travel (ITT)

Scheduled daily outings are scheduled with various ITT vendors across the island. The price includes transportation from Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Activities include local island tours, helicopter rides, luaus, parasailing, shows, ATV rides, go karts and water park. Many already have a high amount of confirmed purchases.

Outdoor recreation

Daily outdoor activities with MWR Outdoor Adventure Center and Outdoor Recreation guides are scheduled on base and around the island. Activities include surfing, snorkeling, hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and bicycling. Many activities are already sold out. Club Pearl * Various promotions will be held nightly in the clubs.

* Brews & Cues will host pool challenges.

* The Country Bar will have various promotions and contests.

Sam Choy’s Island Style Seafood Grille

* The restaurant will have expanded hours, open until 10 p.m. during the in-port period.

* The afternoon music schedule will be expanded to daily from June 26-30 (normally only on Fridays). The July schedule is to be determined.

* Random parties and promotions.

For detailed information on the RIM

PAC events, visit the http://www.greatlifehawaii.com/index/RIMPAC.html website.

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