A group of parents and coaches of ILH baseball players have stepped up to give their kids and teammates a chance to play at Les Murakami Stadium this season, beginning today.
The ILH agreed to move nine games over four days to Murakami Stadium as long as the parents and coaches guaranteed the ILH would not lose money on renting the University of Hawaii’s field.
One parent already gave the ILH a check for $13,231.30, which was the initial estimate of the cost. The latest estimate of the cost of four days of games is $14,787.43.
The group of parents and coaches, estimating conservatively that each team will generate 100 paying fans (tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students), expect to accrue $1,240 per game and $11,150 total to offset the cost. They agreed to combine to make up any shortfall, if there is one, but hope to make a profit or break even.
“It’ll be a great and memorable experience for the players, coaches, and fans alike,” said one of the parents, Keith Amemiya, the former executive director of the Hawaii High School Athletic Association.
All ILH teams will play in at least one of the games.
The games at Les Murakami Stadium are listed below.
Tuesday, March 27
>> Hanalani vs. ‘Iolani, 3:30 p.m.
>> No. 5 Punahou vs. No. 4 Kamehameha, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29
>> Saint Louis vs. No. 4 Kamehameha, 3:30 p.m.
>> No. 2 Mid-Pacific vs. No. 5 Punahou, 6:30 p.m.
Tuedsay, April 3
>> Damien vs. Maryknoll, 3:30 p.m.
>> No. 7 ‘Iolani vs. No. 4 Kamehameha, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 7
>> No. 5 Punahou vs. St. Francis, 9 a.m.
>> No. 7 ‘Iolani vs. Pac-Five, noon
>> Maryknoll vs. No. 2 Mid-Pacific, 3 p.m.