HPU Youth Basketball Clinic at Damien

Hawaii Pacific University men’s basketball coaching staff led by 2017 National Coach of the year Darren Vorderbruegge will host a free youth basketball clinic at Damien. An all-around skill development clinic for boys and girls from 4th grade to 8th grade. 

HPU coaches will lead a skills clinic and small group games with all specially invited participants. The clinic features coaches passionate about sharing their knowledge and developing your skills training young players to improve their ball handling, shooting, decision making, and all around offensive & defensive skills. 

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The camp is challenging yet fun for all skill levels.

When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 12 noon
Where: Damien Memorial School Gym
Ages: Grades 4-8
Cost: Free

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/zb0lTiVyRO4EmTWl2


On behalf of our `ohana at Damien Memorial School, we sincerely thank you all for your support of our 2018 lu`au, Ho`i hou e Kamiano - Come Back to Damien. This event was a tremendous success, drawing about 1,000 attendees for a memorable afternoon of non-stop entertainment, alumni get-togethers and ono Hawaiian food.

This year’s lu`au raised funds for the “Our Campus 2020” campaign, which helps us in repurposing and reimagining key Damien facilities and outdoor spaces to provide the best-possible environment for 21st Century learning, athletics and extracurricular activities.

With your sponsorship, generous donations, volunteering efforts, and purchasing of tickets or tables for our lu`au, you will help to enrich the Damien experience for current and future Monarchs. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Mahalo nui loa!

Damien Halua on Wake Up 2Day, Promotes Luau and Campus 2020

As featured on Wake Up 2Day - KHON


Honolulu (KHON2) - Damien Memorial School Luau to Benefit "Campus 2020"

Damien Memorial School is inviting you to its luau, which will help with improvements to its campus.

It will be held on Sunday and feature food, a keiki zone and entertainment by various musicians.

Head Football Coach Eddie Klaneski, who is also the director of alumni relations, joined Wake Up 2day to talk about the luau.

The Damien Memorial School Halau also performed in studio.

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Damien Graduate Jacob Batalon featured in upcoming Marvel movie

As featured on Hawaii News Now

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA (HawaiiNewsNow) -Damien Memorial School graduate Jacob Batalon will be making an appearance in Avengers: Infinity War, which opens in theaters on April 27.

Batalon graduated from the Oahu private school in 2014 and has since gone on to appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming as Peter Parker's nerdy best friend, Ned Leeds.

The Marvel film will feature an all-star cast including Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor, Tom Holland who plays Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman who plays the Black Panther. Batalon recently played a role on the big screen in the film Every Daythat debuted in theaters in February.

The Hawaii native also plans to be in several other upcoming films including Night School with Kevin Hart, which will be showing in theaters in the fall.

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Damien Halau Performs on Sunrise, Luau Tickets on Sale

As featured on Hawaii News Now

The Ho’ i hou e Kamiano Damien Luau will be held on Sunday, April 29, 12 - 4 p.m. on the Damien football field. Proceeds will benefit the “Campus 2020” initiative to provide current and future students with a state-of-the-art environment for academics, the arts, athletics and extracurricular activities.The luau will feature the Damien Halau, the Damien Band, Christian Yrizarry of Ho’onua, Jon Kaina of The Society of Seven, KutMaster Spaz, OTFS Band  and emcee Kimo Kahoano.

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Damien Football Coach Eddie Klaneski wins Ardel Deppe Community Coach Award

As featured on KITV.com

Motiv8 Foundation Announces Statewide Football Coaches Award

By Brandi Higa


The Motiv98 Foundation announced Monday, at its 2nd annual charity golf tournament, the launch of a statewide football coaches award. The Ardel Deppe Community Football Coaches Award will be given to three coaches each year who exemplify sacrifice for their program, a positive can-do attitude, and are acknowledged by their peers as successful coaches who care about their players.

The coaches must be in their position for at least 2-3 years. There is no restriction as to the level of play (youth football to high school programs will be considered) and must have a positive attitude.

"I am very pleased that we are able to launch this award in memory of my late grandfather who was very special to me," said Motiv8 Founder Marcus Mariota. He continued, "each year we will choose winners from submissions that we receive from respected leaders in the local football community."

Annually, one coach will be selected as the winner of the Ardel Deppe Community Coach Award with two others being recognized as finalists. The winner will receive a Koa Store custom made Koa plaque along with a $5,000 football equipment allowance from Motiv8 partner Riddell, with the finalists receiving a $2,500 allowance. With shrinking budgets at all levels of programs these equipment awards will help with safety of players by providing them with new equipment including Riddell helmets and shoulder pads.

This year's winner is Eddie Klaneski from Damien Memorial School. Coach Klaneski has taken on numerous positions at Damien in order to be able to coach at his alma matter. Since Coach Klaneski's arrival at Damien he has turned the program into a contender at the Division II level. Phil Rapozo of Kapaa High School and Sean Lorenzo of the Hawaii Kai Dolphins Pop Warner program are this year's finalists.

The Deppe Award with be presented each year at the annual Motiv8 Golf Tournament held in March. Nominations can be submitted to Ed Nishioka at ed@nishiokamedia.com. A Motiv8 Foundation Committee will screen applicants each year to determine one winner and two finalists.

Damien Hui `Ohana Inaugural Parent Gathering

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Damien's Hui 'Ohana inaugural parent gathering will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the cafeteria.  

Please join us for the first gathering of the Damien Hui `Ohana parent group at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the school cafeteria. For catering purposes, please click here to register.

The Damien Hui `Ohana is committed to promoting an active partnership among parents, students, faculty and administrators.

Our goals are:

● Support Damien by upholding the school's mission statement.
● Promote clear communication among all members of the school community.
● Welcome and support new families joining the Damien `ohana.
● Organize fundraising events and other activities benefiting the campus.
We look forward to welcoming you!
The Damien Hui `Ohana Founding Committee
Cheryl Agunat
Evelyn Barut
Malia Beazley
Carie Buckman
Kasey Crawford
Tammy DiCenzo
Esther Domingo
Agnes Macaereg
Nashira Mason
Pauline Ozoa
Eddie Somera

To register to attend, please visit:  


Damien Aloha Shirt Pre Sale

Support Your School by Purchasing Men’s, Women’s Damien Aloha Shirts

Show your Monarch pride by purchasing a new Kahala aloha shirt. These purple-and-white tops feature the Damien logo embedded in the design. Made of 100 percent cotton broadcloth, the shirts are sewn on the reverse side of the fabric to create an authentic vintage look.

Thank you for your orders!  Aloha Shirt Pre-Sales no longer available.