Maui Co. Council considering renamed pool, field

By Melvin Givens, Digital Editor, Digital Editor
Published On: Apr 17 2014 08:00:00 AM HST
KIHEI, Hawaii -

The Maui County Council is considering legislation to name the Kahului Pool and Upcountry field after youth mentors.

One bill seeks to rename Field 6 at the Eddie Tam Complex in Makawao as the William “Blee” Amoral Sr. Field. Amoral began his career at Eddie Tam Memorial Complex in 1967.

As Supervisor of Recreation, he initiated basketball, football, volleyball, baseball and softball programs.

“Renaming Field 6 in Mr. Amoral’s memory is an appropriate way to honor his legacy and contributions to Upcountry athletics,” said Councilmember Guzman, whose Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture, and Recreation Committee recommended passage of the proposed bill.

The renaming will be discussed at the council meeting scheduled for Apr. 22.

The other bill, introduced by Guzman, seeks to rename the Kahului Pool to the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool. Shiraishi served as Coach for Maui Swim Club for nearly 50 years. He died on Aug. 29, 2013.

“Coach Shiraishi is undoubtedly worthy of this recognition,” Councilmember Guzman said. “He had a profound impact on the lives of countless Maui residents, even beyond swimming.”

The council meeting is scheduled for Apr. 22 and can be viewed online at www.mauicounty.gov/councilmeetings.

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