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Mitsubishi Donates $59,500 to Rotary Club of Kona

Posted January 11, 2017, 09:27 AM HST
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Mistubishi Electric donated a check to the Rotary Club of Kona. Courtesy photo.

Tournament officials from the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai presented a charitable donation—$59,500— to the Rotary Club of Kona in December 2016.

On hand to present the check was Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Tournament Manager Kelly Fliear.

The Rotary Club of Kona has played an integral role in helping to organize the tournament volunteer corps since the tournament began in 1997. Each year, over 400 volunteers contribute their time, talents and aloha spirit in servicing the players, sponsors and spectators at the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort to ensure a successful event.

”Thank you to all those who make this event on the Big Island the success it is,” said Kent Hora, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. “Mitsubishi Electric is beyond proud to be associated with this world-class event that gives back to the community in a profound manner.”

Entering its ninth year as title sponsor of the opening event of the PGA TOUR Champions season, Mitsubishi Electric’s support continues to elevate the Big Island community, while allowing the beauty of Hawai’i to be showcased around the globe via the international telecast.

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“We are very pleased to announce these charitable contributions on behalf of the PGA TOUR Champions players and their families, the tournament staff and our on-site operations team,” said PGA TOUR Champions President Greg McLaughlin. “These worthy non-profit groups make a world of difference in the community and we are proud that the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai is able to help support their life-changing work. A special thanks goes out to our partners, Mitsubishi Electric, the Four Seasons Hualalai and the Hawaii Tourism Authority for making this event possible.”

Since PGA TOUR Champions arrived in Hawai’i in 1997, the tournament has raised more than $1 million for local charities.

The 2017 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai will be held January 16-21. Duffy Waldorf is the defending champion. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visitpgatour.com/mec.

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