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Miami Heat Head Coach Hosts Free Basketball Clinic, July 22

July 18, 2017, 10:36 AM HST · Updated July 18, 10:39 AM
Nikki Schenfeld · 29 Comments
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Miami Heat Head Coach and part-time Maui resident Erik Spoelstra is teaming up with Lt. Governor Shan Tsutsui’s R.E.A.C.H. Initiative to host a free basketball clinic on Saturday, July 22.

Miami Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra will host a free basketball clinic for Maui public school students and coaches. PC: NBA via R.E.A.C.H. Initiative

The free clinic is for all Maui public middle school students and coaches. The coaches clinic will be held earlier in the day at Baldwin High School from 11 a.m. to noon, and the Middle School Youth Clinic will be held at the same location from Noon to 2 p.m.

Spoelstra is hosting the clinic as a way to give back to the community. This upcoming season will be his ninth as head coach of the Heat and his 22nd as a member of the organization. He has lead the Heat to seven postseason appearances, five division titles, four conference championships and a pair of NBA championships.

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The deadline to sign up is Thursday, July 20, 2017. To register contact Kurt Ginoza at (808) 873-3082, or send an email to kurt_ginoza@notes.k12.hi.us or Jayson Watts at (808) 492-0561, email: jayson.watts@hawaii.gov.

R.E.A.C.H. (Resources for Enrichment, Athletics, Culture and Health) is a Department of Education program that provides expanded learning opportunities during after-school hours for public middle and intermediate school students. The initiative’s mission is to ensure all public school students in grades 6 to 8 receive the academic and community-based support they need to stay on track toward high school graduation by engaging them in a broad-base of programs and activities, outside of regular instructional hours, in the areas of academic enrichment, arts and culture, and athletics.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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