Ask the Mayor: Where Can Adults Play Indoor Basketball?

March 27, 2016, 12:02 PM HST · Updated March 27, 10:00 AM
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Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff. Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Dear Mayor,

Q: My son and some of his friends are currently playing college basketball. They are all going to be home for the summer, and are in need of a place to train to improve on their skills in order to compete well next year.

However, it is a struggle to acquire gym time here on Maui and because of the wind, outdoor courts are not ideal.

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When they were in high school, they had access, but now that they are considered adults and not affiliated with the DOE they have to provide insurance and pay for time. They would need at least three days a week. That amount of time is usually not available and costs for insurance and gym time will add up.

I would appreciate it greatly if the county could offer a solution to this problem so that they can continue to represent Maui well at the next level. Thank you.

A: I’m glad to hear our youth are excelling at college ball! I checked with our parks department about open gym time, and was informed that the War Memorial Gym is available for open play every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

I hope that is helpful, and would like to extend my best wishes to your son and his friends.

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