Fox Sports events planned for JBPHH

Hawaii's own Shane Victorino will be on hand at the Fox Sports MLB All-Star Event taking place Dec. 5 at Ward Field, JBPHH. Photo by Keith Allison

Hawaii’s own Shane Victorino will be on hand at the Fox Sports MLB All-Star Event taking place Dec. 5 at Ward Field, JBPHH. Photo by Keith Allison


Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Public Affairs

Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational basketball games will be held Dec. 7 at Bloch Arena, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Limited free ticket distribution to military and DoD ID card-holders is available at the Fleet Store Information, Tickets and Travel office.

The event will include men’s Division 1 NCAA basketball games.

The first game will begin at 2 p.m., featuring Villanova University vs. the University of Oklahoma.

The second game will feature the U.S. Naval Academy vs. the University of Oregon.

Admission gates will open at 12:30 p.m. Food, beverages, souvenirs and programs will be available for purchase at the event.

There will be a limit of four tickets per military and Department of Defense ID card holder, ages 18 and older. Each ticket provides access to both games. Ticket acceptance needs to be made in person. Phone orders will not be taken. Distribution is on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No exchanges will be offered. Because tickets are complimentary, seat location requests will not be taken.

All active duty military in attendance at the games are required to wear service dress whites, summer whites or the equivalent short-sleeved class B U.S. Marine Corps or class A U.S. Army uniforms.

Besides the basketball games, baseball fans will have an opportunity to see Major League Baseball players live at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

The Fox Sports MLB All-Star Event will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ward Field, JBPHH. The event will be adiscussion/meetandgreet with an autograph session for youth to follow.

Among the players scheduled to appear are Mitch Harris of the St. Louis Cardinals. Harris attended the United States Naval Academy from 2005 to 2008 and is the first Naval Academy graduate to play in the major leagues since 1921.

Also scheduled to appear is two-time all-star and Hawaii native Shane Victorino. Twice a World Series champion, Victorino is from Wailuku, Maui and has played in the majors for 12 years.

Fox MLB’s award-winning analyst Harold Reynolds will host the event. Before becoming a broadcaster, Reynolds played 10 seasons in the major leagues and is a two-time all star.

Other players, not announced at press time, will also make appearances.

The event is free and is open to all military-affiliated personnel and their sponsored guests.

No tickets are needed, but seating is limited and is first come, first in. Patrons are welcome to bring their own beach chair or blanket.

The following parking lots will be secured during the following times in support of the Fox Sports preparations and events that will occur from now through Dec. 7:

• The front and rear parking areas of Bloch Arena including the parking lots near building 1722 and a portion of the parking area between building 1722 and building 1370.

• The parking area on Fifth Street and A Avenue will be closed from now to 8 p.m. Dec. 8.

• The Mike Pier parking lot on North Avenue across from Club Pearl will be closed from 4 p.m. today to 11 p.m. Dec. 7.

• The Delta parking lot located on Paul Hamilton Road will be closed from 4 p.m. today to 10 p.m. Saturday.

• The Battleship Missouri Memorial parking lot, located at F-5 Pier, will be closed from 6 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday, excluding the Federal Fire Department building parking lot for authorized personnel.

• The Ford Island Child Development Center parking lot and a portion of the Ford Island airfield will be closed from 6 p.m. today to 8 p.m. Sunday.

For more information including updates on items authorized for entry, visit www. greatlifehawaii.com.

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