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The Kalakaua Foundation

How it all came to be…

The Kalakaua Foundation was incorporated in 1994 as a nonprofit organization by founder and head coach Dennis Agena of the Kalakaua Basketball Clinic. Dennis began his lifelong passion for teaching basketball fundamentals and skills when he was right out of high school and was known as “Agena’s Clinic”.

Today, at age 70, he is still loving every minute of his volunteerism, teaching and sharing his passion for the sport of basketball with Hawaii’s youth.

When others his age are retired and taking life easy, Dennis is going strong and still passing along his basketball knowledge that he accumulated over 52 years of teaching and coaching kids from all over the island of Oahu and the outer islands of Kauai, Maui, Molokai, the Big Island as well as special invitations to California, Utah and Washington.

We are still going Strong

Coach Agena is here to stay

The ever-popular Kalakaua Basketball Clinic is currently held every Sunday at Moanalua High School’s gym.

This year-round clinic runs for 13-week sessions, Spring (March through June), Summer/Fall (August through October) and Winter (November through mid-January).

Coach Agena’s current and former students number in the thousands and through the years, he has worked with many talented athletes. Many of his students have played all through their college careers and some have even played professionally overseas. Rewarding? “Oh yes!”, says Coach. Satisfying? “Of course, especially because I’ve made lifelong attachments with some of my former students. My wife and I don’t have kids of our own but all of our students are loved just like our own!” Looking back at his long career of volunteering and teaching, Coach Agena wants everyone to know: “If I could, I would love to teach all day long, 7 days a week!”

But in the meantime, he continues to give it all that he has with no intention of giving up any time soon.

Clinics are composed of 13 weekly sessions.

Note: The below dates are effective immediately and are subject to change based on the Moanalua High School athletic department needs and requirements.

Summer/Fall 2019

12 days = $125.00

Week 1 – Aug 4, 2019
Week 2 – Aug 11, 2019
Week 3 – Aug 18, 2019
Week 4 – Aug 25, 2019
NO CLINIC – Sept 1
Week 5 – Sept 8, 2019
Week 6 – Sept 15, 2019
Week 7 – Sept 22, 2019
Week 8 – Sept 29, 2019
Week 9 – Oct 6, 2019
Week 10 – Oct 13, 2019
Week 11 – Oct 20, 2019
Week 12 – Oct 27, 2019

Winter 2019-2020

12 days = $125.00

Week 1 – Nov 3, 2019
Week 2 – Nov 10, 2019
Week 3 – Nov 17, 2019
Week 4 – Nov 24, 2019
NO CLINIC – Dec 1 (THANKSGIVING)
Week 5 – Dec 8, 2019
Week 6 – Dec 15, 2019
NO CLINIC – Dec 22 (CHRISTMAS)
NO CLINIC – Dec 29 (NEW YEAR)
Week 7 – Jan 5, 2020
Week 8 – Jan 12, 2020
Week 9 – Jan 19, 2020
Week 10 – Jan 26, 2020
Week 11 – Feb 2, 2020
Week 12 – Feb 9, 2020

Spring 2020

14 days = $145.00

Week 1 – Feb 16, 2020
Week 2 – Feb 23, 2020
Week 3 – Mar 1, 2020
Week 4 – Mar 8, 2020
Week 5 – Mar 15, 2020
Week 6 – Mar 22, 2020
Week 7 – Mar 29, 2020
Week 8 – Apr 5, 2020
NO CLINIC – Apr 12 (EASTER)
Week 9 – Apr 19, 2020
Week 10 – Apr 26, 2020
Week 11 – May 3, 2020
NO CLINIC – May 10 (MOTHER’S DAY)
Week 12 – May 17, 2020
Week 13 – May 24, 2020
Week 14 – May 31, 2020

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