HPU women's basketball team participates in Mokulele Elementary School All-Star Book Fair

HPU Women's Basketball Team HONOLULU, Hawai‘i - The Hawai‘i Pacific women's basketball team took a break from its preseason workouts to participate in the Mokulele Elementary School All-Star Book Fair.

Located on Hickam Air Force Base, Mokulele's student body consists of military-connected children living in and around Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

This year's theme was “Every Reader is a Star” and featured Clifford the Big Red Dog as well as the HPU women's basketball team, among other guests.

The Sea Warriors took turns reading to the children before breaking off into separate groups to lead other fun activities.

Half of the team stuck with hoops, teaching kids shooting and dribbling skills, while the other half paired off and helped in completing table games including coloring stars, origami, mazes and word searches.

“It is always great to spend time with our young people, playing some basketball was fun, but I hope we were able to show how important books are and learning is," Head Coach Reid Takatsuka said. "It looked like the Mokulele Elementary students had fun, but I think our girls may have enjoyed it even more.”

The Sea Warriors kick off their season on Nov. 9 in Monmouth, Ore., at the Phoenix Inn DII Shootout.