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Ninth annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tourney set for March 24

By Staff | Jan 18, 2018

It’s time again for keiki and their ‘ohana to bait up and cast their poles at the ninth annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament hosted by Maui Electric and Kaanapali Golf Course on Saturday, March 24.

KAHULUI – Maui Electric and Kaanapali Golf Courses invite keiki to cast their poles at the ninth annual Keiki Tilapia Fishing Tournament on Saturday, March 24, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Kaanapali Golf Course Pond as a benefit for the Maui United Way.

This “tag and release” event is open to youth ages two to 18 years old. The registration fee of $20 per participant includes an event T-shirt.

Online registration opens at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at www.mauiunitedway.org. All registrations will be done online this year.

Registration will remain open until 12 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 29, or until the 600-participant cap is met, whichever comes first. For registration assistance, contact Maui United Way at 244-8787.

“Maui United Way is so excited and grateful to be the beneficiaries of the annual keiki tilapia tournament put together by Maui Electric and Kaanapali Golf Course,” said Kari Luna Nunokawa, president and CPO of Maui United Way.

“The money raised from this fun, family-centered community event goes to support and help those in our Maui community who need it most.”

“Our Maui Electric ‘ohana looks forward to hosting this event, as it supports Maui United Way and all the wonderful work they do for our community,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric.

“We’re honored to be able to organize this beloved outing for hundreds of Maui families year after year.”

During the tournament, keiki will be vying for the “biggest tilapia” of the day in their age category.

Last year, more than 100 Maui Electric employees and their families helped to organize and volunteer at this event that raised close to $20,000 for Maui United Way, a nonprofit organization that raises funds to support Maui’s most vital needs through the work of 34 health and human service programs. n