PAHALA, Hawaii – After helping to bless the new Kaʻū District Gym and Shelter, Bobby Gomes unties the maile lei and welcomes in the crowds; keiki and kupuna first.
The Kaʻū District Gym and Shelter is a 43,300 square foot structure with three basketball and volleyball courts, a kitchen, offices, locker rooms, storage and meeting spaces. The facility will provide a safe haven for Kaʻū residents in the case of a natural disaster or compromised air quality.
The project was funded by the State of Hawaii, constructed by the County of Hawaii, and will be cooperatively managed by the Department of Parks and Recreation for both school and public use.
by Big Island Video News
PAHALA (BIVN) - Stream of kids from the neighboring Ka'u High & Pahala Elementary School are the first to enjoy the new building.