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QUICK PLAYS for October 17 issue

By Staff | Oct 17, 2013

Volunteer opportunities available at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions

KAPALUA – With the winners-only Hyundai Tournament of Champions just a few months away, tournament officials remind fans that there are still opportunities to get a unique, behind-the-scenes experience as a volunteer for the event when it returns to The Plantation Course in Kapalua on Jan. 2-6, 2014.

The nearly 500 men and women who volunteer their time at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions each year are an integral part of the event’s success, both during tournament week and in its ongoing support of local charities.

The volunteers support every element of the tournament, from tracking statistics, greeting guests and shuttling fans to keeping the grounds beautiful throughout the week.

Without their hard work, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions would not be possible.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to be close to some of the game’s top players while working as an integral part of a world-class tournament.

Volunteers working five shifts or more receive two uniform shirts and caps, two weekly tickets, lunch and one free round of golf at The Bay Course (restrictions apply).

Volunteers working less than five shifts (three-shift minimum) receive one uniform shirt and cap, two weekly tickets and lunch.

“Because of the stature and importance of this PGA Tour event to this community and the charities that are touched by the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, it is imperative that we assemble the most effective and experienced volunteer staff possible,” said Executive Director Nancy Cross.

“This is a great opportunity to meet new people, network, make great friends and play a vital role in the success of one of the most elite tournaments on the PGA Tour.”

Those interested in volunteering should contact Tiffany DeLeon at tdeleon@TroonGolf.com or (808) 662-7702.

All four competitive rounds will be broadcast on the Golf Channel. Follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HyundaiTOC and on Twitter @HyundaiTOC1 to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament preparations.


Lahaina teens competing at USTA Jr. Team Tennis 14U Nationals

LAHAINA – The Hawaii Pacific Intermediate team from Lahaina will compete in the 2013 USTA Junior Team Tennis 14U National Championships at the Cayce Tennis & Fitness Center in Cayce, South Carolina, on Oct. 18-20.

The championships will bring together the top 32 teams – 250 players – at Intermediate and Advanced levels from various USTA Sections throughout the country.

The Maui team features Isaiah Buduan, Nikki Fernando, Zack Fernando, Jessica Griffiths, Kyle Killett, Kaitlyn Ralar and Ailana Suehiro.

The contest is the crown jewel of USTA Junior Team Tennis, as the nation’s top teams compete for the title.

Each year, the USTA crowns a national champion in two age divisions – 14U and 18U – in both the Intermediate and Advanced play divisions.

For information on USTA Junior Team Tennis, visit www.usta.com.


Second time around for Maui Aloha Golf Classic

KAANAPALI – The Maui Aloha Golf Classic, the flagship event put on by the Maui No Ka ‘Oi Golf Association, continues in its second annual golf tournament on Nov. 9-10 on the Royal Kaanapali Kai and Elleair Maui Golf Courses.

For $165, a player gets two rounds of golf competition, two meals (Friday Kick-Off Party and Sunday Awards Luncheon), hole-in-one chances on eight designated holes, entertainment, great memories, new friends and a donation to the following local nonprofit entities: Ao’ao O Na Loko I’a O Maui, Loiloa, and the Mayor Arakawa Community Kokua Fund.

In addition, youth organizations of Maui, such as the St. Anthony High School Band, Maui High School Wrestling and Golf teams, and the Boys & Girls Club of Maui, will be manning the par-three holes and asking for a donation to enter their closest-to-the-pin contests.

This exciting amateur golf event will offer prizes awarded to a male and female champion, net placements and many others (despite scores).

Eight Las Vegas trips sponsored by California Hotel & Casino/Vacations Hawaii, hole-in-one chances sponsored by R&R Automotive to take home $10,000, TaylorMade drivers and woods, golf vacation package to Silver Legacy Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada, and golf vacation package to Boot Ranch in Texas are up for the taking.

The deadline to enter is Thursday, Oct. 31.

More information and a printable registration form are available at www.mauinokaoigolf.com/maui-aloha-golf-classic.html.

Call Gail Tanaka at 871-5795 for information.