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Kapalua tourney raises money for charities

By Staff | Aug 6, 2015

Kapalua Golf includes the oceanfront Bay Course, Plantation Course (pictured), Kapalua Golf Academy and Kapalua Tennis Garden.

KAPALUA – Kapalua Golf last week announced that more than $13,000 was raised and donated to Maui Special Olympics and Lahainaluna High School’s golf teams through its 29th annual Clambake tournament.

Held June 26-28, the three-day tournament hosted 128 players and featured golf contests, a silent auction and a special banquet at the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua.

While the event attracts top professionals and amateur players from the State of Hawaii and beyond, it also plays an important role in the local Maui community, as it has raised thousands of dollars for Maui Special Olympics and Lahainaluna’s golf teams over the years.

The donation to Maui Special Olympics will be used for two soccer teams and 65 bocce players, who are currently training and will be competing on Oahu at the Aukake Classic in August. Maui Special Olympics has 228 Maui athletes, 45 Molokai athletes and seven Lanai athletes enrolled in the program. The group looks forward to continued growth.

Lahainaluna will use the proceeds for its boys and girls golf programs (traveling, tournaments and other team functions).

Major sponsors of the tournament included Sotheby’s Realty Maui, Nike Golf, E-Z-GO and Surefoot.