HPU Basketball Honors Fallen Teammate with ‘Kam’s Helmets Night’

Hawaii Pacific University basketball player, Kameron Steinhoff, will continue to be honored in HPU’s Fifth Annual Kam’s Helmet Night on Saturday at Moanalua High School.

Steinhoff passed away on May 18, 2011, after a suffering a head injury during a skateboarding accident in which he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Since Steinhoff’s fatal accident in 2011, HPU has joined with The Queen’s Medical Center’s Trauma Center and ThinkFirst Hawaii to create a drive to provide helmets to children to prevent similar accidents, called Kam’s Helmets. Approximately 1,000 helmets have been distributed by HPU throughout the past five years.

Steinhoff was a former Hawaii State Player of the Year representing the Buff’n Blue of Punahou, where he graduated from in 2008. He also competed in 51 games for the Sharks and completed his third season when he passed in 2011.

In remembrance of Steinhoff, free bike, skateboard and moped helmets will be given out to attendees of the HPU men’s basketball game against the University of Hawaii at Hilo starting at 3 p.m. which is following the HPU women’s basketball game that will begin at 1 p.m. Helmets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Donations for Kam’s Helmets are being accepted to help fund the project and keep it prospering. To make a donation, please contact Tim Bross at tbross@hpu.edu.

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