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Sentry Tournament of Champions to hold two free youth events

By Staff | Dec 26, 2019

Set for Jan. 1-5, 2020, at The Plantation Course in Kapalua, the Sentry Tournament of Champions is exclusive to just winners on the PGA Tour from the previous calendar year. The exclusivity of the field is what allows fans a front-row seat to all the action during the tourney, with chances to get up close and personal with these world-class players.

WEST MAUI – On Sunday, Dec. 29, the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions and Maui Arts League will host a free keiki “Paint and Putt” at Campbell Park on Front Street.

Keiki can enjoy snacks, golf skill games, great prizes and more fun from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The art workshop requires registration and is available for 60 students. Parents must register their keiki (grades 3-12) at MauiArtsLeague.org/events/#youthworkshop/.

All art supplies were donated by Laurie Lowson from Lowson & Associates. Games and prizes are free and open to all keiki.

Teaching the outdoor still-life workshop will be Darice Machel McGuire, winner of the 2019 Lahaina Town Poster Contest and owner of Art-E Studio in Lahaina.

Events for keiki will be held on Dec. 29 at Campbell Park in Lahaina and Jan. 1, ‘Ohana Day, at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course in Kapalua.

Painting alongside the keiki will be Oahu fine artist and Chaminade University art instructor Mark Brown, creating an original oil painting of the treasured Sentry Tournament of Champions’ beautiful glass-blown trophy.

Brown’s colorful, bold-stroke Hawaiian paintings appear on the sets of “Hawaii 5-0,” and he won “Best in Show” at the 2019 Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational.

Brown will donate his finished painting for auction at the tournament in January to benefit Maui charities. Parents can capture the memory of their keiki’s painting proudly displayed next to the Sentry trophy and post it on Instagram or Facebook.

This free keiki event is sponsored by LahainaTown Action Committee, Lowson & Associates, Sentry Tournament of Champions and Maui Arts League.

Maui Arts League is one of many local Maui charities that receives support from the PGA Tour. Tournament tickets will be on sale at the event – cash or check only – and 100 percent of proceeds will support Maui Arts Leagues’s mission to engage Maui youth in fine art.

On Jan. 1, another community event will benefit Maui youth.

Ohana Day, sponsored by Sentry Insurance, brings local families and keiki to the Kapalua Plantation Golf Course to watch the PGA Tour champions from this year.

Maui schools will be competing to achieve the greatest percentage of attendance based on school enrollment data. Sentry Insurance will award $4,000 to the school complex that has the greatest attendance. Youth can help their school win by enlisting school friends and family to join in the fun.

That’s not all – teammates of the Wailuku Little League team, Major League Baseball star Shane Victorino and other Maui celebrities will be there to honor sports and sign autographs alongside the best PGA Tour players in the world.

Youth accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Parents can receive two free grounds tickets in exchange for a donation of ten pounds of food to the Maui Food Bank.

For more information, visit mauifoodbank.org/project/sentry-tournament-of-champions-ohana-day/.

The 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions on Jan. 1-5 honors the winners of qualifying PGA Tour golf tournaments during the 2019 schedule.

The PGA Tour and Sentry Insurance support many Maui nonprofit organizations, contributing donations totaling in excess of $6.6 million since 1999.

Maui welcomes and supports the PGA Tour, Sentry Tournament of Champions, the professional golfers and tourney staff members with an enormous volunteer base – 400-plus volunteers – who donate time and energy to make the event happen.

The Maui business community donates specialty products, services and funds.

PGA Tour Senior Manager John Bush said, “It is our honor to show gratitude each year for the incredible community support Maui extends to us year after year. Maui No Ka ‘Oi!”

Tickets are available at SentryTournamentofChampions.com.

Xander Schauffele is the defending champion of the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

A pro-am is set for Jan. 1, and the four-day, no-cut, 72-hole stroke play competition runs from Thursday, Jan. 2, through Sunday, Jan. 5.

General parking for the 2020 Sentry Tournament of Champions will be in a new location.

The general parking lot will be located at Mahana Estates, which is adjacent to The Plantation Course at Kapalua.

General parking is available Tuesday, Dec. 30, through Sunday, Jan 5, at Mahana Estates for $10 per day.

Fans will pay upon arrival at the general parking lot, where both cash and credit cards are accepted.

Free tournament shuttles will be provided to The Plantation Course at Kapalua and drop off at the Main Entrance.

The shuttles begin running one hour before gates open and stop running 30 minutes after gates close.

All Uber and cab vehicles dropping off spectators must do so at the designated location on Village Road at the Kapalua Village Center.

Spectators will be shuttled to the course (Putting Green Entrance), and riders will get back on the shuttles to the Kapalua Village Center at the Putting Green Entrance to leave the course. No parking is allowed at the Kapalua Village Center. ?

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