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Rotary Club of Kona Receives Donation From Champions Tour Tourney

December 12, 2014, 4:58 PM HST
* Updated December 12, 11:29 PM
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The Rotary Club of Kona was the beneficiary of a $57,500 donation from the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, a Champions Tour event held in January at the Four Seasons Hualalai.

The donation is one of a few handed out by tournament officials. The Big Island Junior Golf Association and the Daniel R. Sayre Foundation each received $5,000 donations.

“This year, 2014, was our sixth tournament on the Big Island. We couldn’t begin to host such a successful event without all the wonderful support that comes from many people here, including the hundreds of amazing volunteers who work so hard all week,” said Kiyoshi Furukawa, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. “To be able to give something back in a meaningful way is gratifying for all of us at Mitsubishi Electric.”

Mitsubishi Electric has been the title sponsor of the tournament since 2009. The tournament first debuted at 1997. Over $940,000 has been gone back to local charities in the 18 years since.

“On behalf of the Champions Tour players and their families, tournament staff, and our on-site operations team, we are pleased to provide charitable contributions to this deserving non-profit group of outstanding citizens. Kona Rotary reinvests these funds to support Big Island community projects, valuable healthcare programs for kids, and college scholarships,” said the tournament’s Executive Director, Brian Goin.

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The 2015 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai will be held Jan. 21-25.

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