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Events to kick off Visitor Industry Charity Walk

By Staff | Jan 28, 2016

The 2016 Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk is slated for Saturday, May 14, at the War Memorial Soccer Field.

WAILUKU – The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association (MHLA) is celebrating 38 years of giving back to the community with its annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk on Saturday, May 14, at the War Memorial Soccer Field.

Last year, more than 3,000 walkers gathered at War Memorial Soccer Field for an amazing and fun-filled morning of exercise, camaraderie, good food, great prizes and fabulous entertainment.

At the end of the day, an impressive total of $821,520 was raised on Maui. Counting the totals from Lanai and Molokai, Maui County raised $863,268 to benefit 101 nonprofit organizations.

Kick off events are held throughout the islands to allow participants a chance to learn more about the event and how it works, and to pick up their packet that includes information on the walk, walker forms, posters, shells and flyers – everything needed to promote and collect funds for the charity walk.

This year’s kick off events will be held on Monday, Feb. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa; Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel; Monday, Feb. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Wailea Marriott; Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at Hotel Molokai; and Wednesday, March 2, at 11 a.m. at The Lodge at Ko’ele on Lanai.

Register by e-mailing info@mauihla.org or calling 244-8625. Charity walk participation forms can be found at mauihla.org/charity-walk/.

“This year, we are hoping to raise even more than last year, which has enabled us to award significant and valuable funding to 100 worthy Maui County nonprofit organizations,” said Lisa Paulson, executive director of the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association.

“We are already seeing a lot more competition among many of our business sectors creating competitions within their own groups. This should prove to be an exciting year – we are hoping to show the state that ‘Maui No Ka Oi!’ “

For additional information, contact the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association at 244-8625 or info@mauihla.org, or visit the MHLA website at www.mauihla.org.