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Fa’a Samoa Initiative sports camps draw over 400 participants

Volleyball Camp ended Saturday
jeff@samoanews.com

The Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation’s Fa’a Samoa Initiative volleyball camp came to an end this past Saturday, June 27 at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) gymnasium.
 



Local bodybuilder trains well and places in Hawai’i competition

Forgoes Pacific Games to follow his dream
joyetter@samoanews.com

It’s always been the goal for both Peter Reid III and Sala McMoore, who are into body building, to send a representative from American Samoa to compete in the Ikaika Competition, and this year Sauia Body Building Club, which the pair spearheaded, sponsored Bert Fuiava of Manu’a and Ili’ili to compete.
 



Pacific Games: Team Amerika Samoa ready-get-set to go

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The American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) General Secretary Billy Young has said in response to Samoa News queries that there are no individual athletes being sponsored for the 2015 Pacific Games by any local businesses.



Fa’a Samoa Initiative Volleyball Camps

jeff@samoanews.com

There were over 50 high school girls at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs (DYWA) gymnasium in Pago Pago, participating in the first day of the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation’s Fa’a Samoa Initiative Volleyball Camp, Day 1.
 
As part of this year’s  Initiative, four-time Olympic volleyball athlete Logan Tom worked along with other coaches with local high school volleyball players to help improve their game.
 



FaaSamoa Initiative opens with ceremony at new DYWA gym

Jeff@samoanews.com

The Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation’s Fa’a Samoa Initiative had its opening day yesterday at the Department of Youth and Women’s Affairs new gymnasium in Pago Pago, with over 200 athletes from across the island that included high school and elementary school football players along with high school and elementary volleyball players.
 



Troy Polamalu Football Camp Day 1 — It's a BLAST

A Blast… Blast… Blast — Especially for the young ones
tony@samoanews.com

The Fa’a Samoa Initiative hosted by the Troy and Theodora Polamalu Foundation officially started yesterday morning with an opening ceremony held at the Department of Youth and Women Affairs (DYWA) gymnasium in Pago Pago. The gym was jam- pack with student-athletes, coaches, parents, and supporters of the initiative — the first to be held in American Samoa.
 
Flowing right into Day 1 activities, the football camp kicked off at the Veterans Memorial Stadium with the NFL Play 60 program, which started with the spotlight on kids — 6- 11 years old.



King To Represent American Samoa At 2015 Pacific Games

HONOLULU—Senior guard/forward Destiny King has been selected to play for the American Samoa national women’s basketball team which will be competing in the 2015 Pacific Games held in Papua New Guinea from July 3-18.



ASNOC weekend fundraiser collects $22,000 so far

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Members of some of the local sports association, who manned one of the drop off tables at the Veterans Memorial Stadium in Tafuna during last Saturday’s  American Samoa National Olympic Committee (ASNOC) telethon/radiothon to raise money to send Team American Samoa to the 2015 Pacific Games to be held July 4-18 in Papua New Guinea. The telethon was broadcast live on KVZK-TV.

 



STUDENT ATHLETES FROM AM SAM MAKE BIG IMPRESSION AT FOOTBALL COMBINES

Jeff@samoanews.com

Local American Samoa high school football players made a big impression on college football coaches during their inaugural Pasefika International Sports Alliance (PISA) Fa’a Amerika tour as they recently participated in various football combines, competing against some of the best high school players in the United States. The non-profit foundation, PISA, helps student athletes from American Samoa and Hawaii earn college scholarships through their athletic abilities.
 



VARSITY FOOTBALL CHAMPS HEADED TO HAWAI’I TO TEST THEIR STRENGTH

Jeff@samoanews.com

The defending American Samoa High School Athletic Association Varsity football champions, Faga’itua High School Vikings, are currently raising funds for a trip to Hawai’i where they will be playing in three football games against three local Hawai’i teams, between July 31 and August 24, this summer.
 



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