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World’s Largest Golf Outing raises $4,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project at Kaanapali Golf Courses

By Staff | Aug 13, 2015

The team that raised the most money was comprised of (from left): Seong Eom, Kathy Chambers, Mary Aurio and Phuong Susan Pierson. 

LAHAINA – Kaanapali Golf Courses on Aug. 3 was one of 100-plus Billy Casper Golf (BCG) courses to participate in the 2015 World’s Largest Golf Outing day nationwide.

More than $4,000 was raised at Kaanapali to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The funds will contribute toward BCG’s $1,000,000 goal for the 2015 event.

Kaanapali PGA General Manager Ed Kageyama commented, “This tournament is especially significant with the passing of Billy Casper earlier this year. As a company, we want to be sure to uphold Billy’s values and goals in supporting our veterans, and Kaanapali is honored to be able to participate in this nationwide event.”

Eighty-five players participated on the Kai Course in the four-person team scramble event. The team of Milton Martin, Rico Brazil, Gary Masich and Joy Calinan came in first with a score of net 56 (par 70). Fred Chung, John Bryant, Pedro Tapuro and Hiro Takenashi placed second with a net 59 score, and third place went to Ed Kageyama, Lisa Donlon and Jeff Moon at net 60.

The team that raised the most for the Wounded Warrior Project ($935) were ladies that flew in from Oahu to participate in this annual event: Mary Aurio, Kathy Chambers, Phuong Susan Pierson and Soung Eom.

Lisa Donlon hits an approach shot on the first hole. She was part of the third place team with PGA General Manager Ed Kageyama and Jeff Moon. PHOTOS BY ARIC BECKER.

Their donation had special meaning, being that both Chambers and Pierson are both retired Army colonels who served almost 60 years between the two of them.

Troon, ClubCorp and Toll Golf this year joined forces with BCG to make the World’s Largest Golf Outing the biggest one-day celebration of golf and charity. Golfers registered in record numbers to raise awareness and funds for injured veterans, their families and caregivers.

The event’s goal is to eclipse the $887,000 donated to Wounded Warrior Project in 2014, the largest single-day golf fundraiser ever. For more information, or to make a donation, visit www.worldslargestgolfouting.com.

The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and enlists the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, helps injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and provides unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org for information.