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"Love your Coast" program to clean up in Manu'a

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The American Samoa Handball Association (ASHA) is teaming up with the American Samoa Aquatics Agency (ASAA) for a trip to Ta’u, Manu’a this week. These two sports groups will be helping with coastal clean ups as part of the program called ‘Love Your Coast’.
 



Masefau cricket team accepts Seattle invitation

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The village of Masefau has accepted the invitation by the Samoa flag day committee in Seattle to participate at next month’s international cricket tournament, says Masefau pulenu’u Mui Gaoa, who is also president of the Mosiula cricket team of Masefau.
 
Mosiula won the men’s division for the 2014 Flag Day cricket tournament and therefore was invited by the Samoan Flag Day committee in Seattle and the invitation was sent through the Governor’s Office, said Mui.
 



2nd Annual Memorial Tina Drabble Jr. Golf Foundation Tournament — Sat July 12

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She was the first — and is the only — Samoan woman to make it into the Ladies Professional Golf Association (the prestigious LPGA) and everywhere she went, she promoted both the sport and the spirit of American Samoa. Her biggest fan and most ardent supporter was and is her mother, Chande Lutu-Drabble, a wonderful golfer in her own right, and for her father Tom, her brother T.J. and numerous friends and relatives in the extended family of her island home — she was a winner in every sense of the word.
 



It’s not too late to play Summer Kickball

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It's not too late to get the kids involved in kickball this summer, as the organizers are still taking registration for any teams, or individuals that want to sign up. Games are currently being played on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tony Solaita field, and this is one of the Youth Month activities sponsored by the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA).
 



Video: Powerful message for Special Olympics

Special Olympics "transforms the spirits" of young athletes
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The Special Youth Olympics of American Samoa held one of their major fundraisers at the Gov. H.Rex Lee Auditorium in Utulei this past Friday evening, July 4th — which featured Samoa’s favorite comedian, Tofiga Fepulea’i of “The Laughing Samoans”. The special event brought numerous supporters, families and friends together, especially the fans of the Laughing Samoans here in the territory.
 

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Sisters United Rugby Club captures third place win

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The American Samoa Women’s Rugby Team recently returned from Samoa where they represented the territory in the Samoa Women’s Sevens Rugby Tournament.
 
The team, under the leadership of team coach/player Annielyse Coffin and team captain Uini Tanuvasa, came back home with the third place win and “lots of valuable experience”.
 



SAMOAN BOY FROM CARSON ON HIS WAY TO USA TRACK & FIELD JR. OLYMPICS

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Ten-year-old athlete, Jarius William Setefano Satele— a young man of Samoan descent who was born in California— is laying down his mark in the sport of track and field in the United States.  Jairus’ mother Bethellia Lealofi-Satele comes from the Taito family in Pago Pago and his father Falelaufa’i Tupua Satele comes from the Satele family of Vailoa and the Maiava family in Fagatogo.
 



Summer basketball clinics continue

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The summer basketball clinics hosted by the American Samoa Basketball Association (ASBA) are conducting their Tafuna Clinics— which are only on Saturdays— outside the Office of Motor Vehicles (OMV) track behind the Tafuna High School gymnasium.

The ASBA said the other clinics are still being held at their regular times and places — the Aua clinics are being held at the Aua outdoor courts and the Faga’alu clinics at their outdoor courts.
 



Little League summer baseball wrapping up

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The American Samoa Baseball Association (ASBA) Little League Summer Program is coming to an end this coming Saturday— but will continue with games today and tomorrow on the 4th of July (America’s Independence Day) as well. All of the games will be taking place at the Tony Solaita Baseball Field.
 



Summer wrestling program underway

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Another activity you can add to your sports agenda this summer is the American Samoa Amateur Wrestling Association (ASAWA) summer program that is being held in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation. The President of ASAWA Ethan Lake stated that they have wrestling practice Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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