HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Micah Christenson and Kawika Shoji are in Brazil right now gearing up for the FIVB World League semifinals with the United States men's national team. Win or lose, a week from now the two will be back in Hawaii putting on a joint volleyball clinic for students in grades 7 through 12 with proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Hawaii.
The clinic is open to kids of all skill levels and positions while Christenson, Shoji and other coaches from the community will be sharing instruction on fundamental skills, tips for specialized positions, lessons on leadership, and some of their experiences from around the world.
"Both Kawika and I are so excited to come home and give back to the volleyball community in Hawaii that has given so much to us," said Christenson. "We are honored that we get to use the platform of volleyball to invest in the next generation of great athletes in Hawaii."
"It was important for us to not only give back to the volleyball community, but we also wanted to use this clinic as an opportunity to make a difference in the larger community of Hawaii. We are excited to partner with Special Olympics Hawaii, where all proceeds from this clinic will go to support the inspiring athletes within their organization," added Shoji.
The clinic will be held Thursday, July 13 at Kamehameha-Kapalama. Grades 7-9 will go from 4:30-6:30 pm, while grades 10-12 will run from 7-9 pm. The clinic costs $20.
To register, email email@example.com. Registration will remain open until 5:00 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017, or until registration space if filled.