Curling hits the ice of Ice Palace

Curling hits the ice of Ice Palace


READY, SET, CARL. THE OLYMPIC SPORT HAS TAKEN OVER THE ICE PALACE. KAMAKA: WE ARE TAKING A BREAK FROM THE HOT AND HUMID WEATHER OUTSIDE, HERE IN THE NICE AND COOL ICE PALACE BUT IT IS INTERESTING IN A FUN NIGHT BECAUSE WE’RE HELPING WITH THE FUNDRAISER TAKING PLACE TONIGHT. IT IS RAISING MONEY FOR A GREAT CAUSE. IT JUST KICKED OFF, IT’S SO MUCH FUN. JOSIE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AN ORGANIZATION CALLED WE ARE OCEANE HE A. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING US HERE. WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? IT WAS FOUNDED TO SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY, WE EMPOWER THEM WITH TOOLS INCLUDING OUR ONE STOP CENTER. WE ASSIST WITH JOBS, HOUSING, EDUCATION, HEALTH CARE, AND PROVIDING INTERPRETATION SERVICES, JOB TRAINING SERVICES AND EVEN LEGAL SERVICES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU GUYS DO. HOW MUCH MONEY HAS BEEN RAISED SO FAR? SO FAR , LIKE $100,000 FROM THIS EVENT AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL TO AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK AND ALL THE DONORS AND PARTICIPANTS THAT CAME OUT, WE ARE SO OVERWHELMED. KAMAKA: CONGRATULATIONS, AND IT’S NOT OVER BECAUSE TOMORROW THE FUNDRAISING EVENT CONTINUES AND WE COULD POSSIBLY SEE THE NUMBER GO MORE. THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME. WHAT IS GOING ON, WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUT? IS SO MUCH FUN, IT’S A FUNDRAISER, AND AMERICAN SAVINGS BANK DOES THIS EVERY YEAR. THERE ARE DINNERS, GOLFING, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS CURLING ACTIVITY. KAMAKA: ALL THESE DIFFERENT BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR A GREAT CAUSE. IS VERY COMPETITIVE, FRIENDLY COMPETITION. THIS TEAM HAS BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS. IT IS A GREAT TIME TO COME TOGETHER AFTER WORK AND STAY COOL FROM THE HOT SUN. KAMAKA: LAST YEAR IF YOU HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING SINCE I STARTED, I DID THIS LIVE LAST YEAR AND I DID NOT HAVE A GOOD EXPERIENCE. I NEED TO SEE WHO IS BETTER BETWEEN ME AND YOU, IF YOU DON’T MIND. HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? GOING TO TAKE THE STONES, THEY ARE ABOUT 30 POUNDS, AND PUSH THEM DOWN THE ICE, JUST LIKE WHEN YOU WATCH ON THE OLYMPICS. WE CAN KNOCK EACH OTHER OUT OF THE DISC OR EVEN JUST GETTING THAT HEAVY STONE ALL THE WAY TO THE DISC IS A CHALLENGE IN ITSELF. WE HAVE SOME SWEEPERS THAT ARE GOING TO HELP US TRY TO GET THIS HEAVY ROCK ALL THE WAY DOWN THERE. IT’S KIND OF LIKE PLAYING SHUFFLEBOARD. KAMAKA: I LOSE, THAT MEANS I’VE GOT TO GO FIRST. I WILL PASS THIS OFF TO YOU. WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO DO IS, TAKE THIS HEAVY STONE AND PUSH IT, THE BACK LEG IS GOING TO STAY OUT NICE AND GRACEFUL IN THE BACK. NICE FORM, EXCELLENT. WHAT THE SWEEPERS ARE DOING — LOOK AT THAT. KAMAKA: IT CAME OUT OF THE CIRCLE. WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SHOW US? THIS IS THE PROFESSIONAL SHOE JUST FOR THIS. WHEN YOU ARE NOT A PROFESSIONAL — KAMAKA: JUST FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT. I KNOW I HAVE THE PERFECT STANCE. LET’S SEE WHAT GINA CAN DO. LAST YEAR I DID THIS AND I LOOKED LIKE I REALLY DIDN’T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING. THE GOAL IS TO GET THE STONE AS CLOSE TO THE CENTER OF THAT RED DISK AS POSSIBLE. THERE GOES GINA. WITH THAT BEING SAID, TOMORROW IS CURLING WITH ALOHA. THEY WILL BRING IN OLYMPIANS AND OTHERS ON THIS. IT’S AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO COME OUT AND CHECK IT OUT AT THE ICE PALACE HERE. IT’S GREAT TO SEE GINA AND KAMAKA:. IT LOOKS HARD.

Antonio Breitenberg

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