QUICK PLAYS for June 1 issue
Maui Humane Society to host golf tourney
WAILEA – Maui Humane Society will host its first annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 24, at Wailea Golf Club’s Blue Course.
The golf tournament will be a three-person scramble; golfers can register as an individual or receive a special rate if joining as a team of three.
Mercedes Benz of Maui will be offering four “hole-in-one” contests with prizes to include a 2017 Mercedes Benz, a Caribbean cruise for two (five days/four nights), two round-trip tickets to the Mainland, and an electronics package valued at $2,500.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for individuals and organizations. Sponsors will receive recognition on the event website and have their logo or other special message featured on one of the 18 course tees. Sponsors who register with a team of three golfers will also receive an additional discount.
There will be an awards luncheon at Manoli’s Pizza Company following the tournament, hosted by sports anchor Kanoa Leahey.
Wailea Golf Club is located at 100 Wailea Drive. Check-in will begin at 6 a.m. All golfers must be checked in by 6:45 a.m. The tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 7:15 a.m.
All proceeds will benefit the animals at Maui Humane Society. To register, or for more information, go to www.mauihumanesociety.org or call (808) 877-3680, extension 219.
SBS Tournament of Champions announces $300,000-plus raised for charity at 2017 event
KAPALUA – The SBS Tournament of Champions announced that the 2017 event raised more than $300,000 for Maui charities.
With this year’s addition, the tournament and host organizations have donated nearly $6 million to Hawaii community charities since its move to Maui in 1999.
“We want to thank our sponsors, volunteers and all spectators for their support, who allow us to give back to this wonderful community,” said Nancy Cross, executive director of the SBS Tournament of Champions.
“The island of Maui always embraces this event with open arms, and we take pride in being able to help support these worthy local organizations.”
The six primary beneficiaries of the 2017 event are Boy Scouts of America, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua Health Services, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui and Lahainaluna High School Foundation.
As part of their relationship with the tournament, these designated beneficiaries assisted in promoting the event, offsetting costs, providing volunteers and much more.
Additionally, a donation was made to participants of the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association, Maui Junior Golf and Lahaina Junior Golf for their commitment to promoting and growing the game of golf among Hawaii’s youth.
Several other local non-profits also benefitted from the tournament through its Golf for Maui Charities program, which gave 501(c)(3) organizations the opportunity to promote the sale of tickets to this year’s tournament and receive 100 percent of the net proceeds.
The 2018 SBS Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua Jan. 3-8. All four competitive rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel.
Follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PGATOURTOC or Twitter @PGATOUR_TOC to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament preparations.