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Golf Tournament Fundraiser for Brantley Center

June 13, 2016, 11:15 AM HST
* Updated June 13, 11:18 AM
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The par 3, 17th hole at Big Island Country Club. File courtesy photo by Arsenio Lopez.

The par 3, 17th hole at Big Island Country Club. File courtesy photo by Arsenio Lopez.

The Brantley Center, a services provider for people with disabilities, will host its 38th Annual Golf Tournament at the Big Island Country Club in Kailua-Kona on Sunday, July 17, 2016.

The tournament will start at 7:15 a.m. with a two-person, best-ball modified format.

Lunch and a silent auction will follow at Pu‘uanahulu Community Center.

The entry fees is $125 per player for golf, lunch and prizes, including a $10,000 hole-in-one award.

Golfers and non-golfers are invited to contribute to the benefit golf tournament; various sponsorship levels are available.

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Organizers also welcome silent auction items, gift certificates and other donations at all price levels, to generate enthusiasm and give everyone a chance to participate.

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For more information, contact Golf Tournament Chairman Roland Kaneshiro at 987-7712, or call the Brantley Center at 775-7245.

Designed by Perry Dye, the par 72 Big Island Country Club golf course, located mauka of Kailua-Kona, opened in 1997. Its layout was designed for golfers of all levels, with five sets of tee boxes and water features at nine of 18 holes.

Brantley Center, founded in 1964 by Sergeant Gilbert Brantley, a former National Guard advisor, provides adult day programs for clients with physical, emotional or mental disabilities. In a safe and supportive environment, men and women from North Hilo, Hāmākua and Kohala receive independent life skills and employment training, vocational rehabilitation and help transitioning into the regular job market.

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Work opportunities are also available for some clients through the center’s business services, such as aquaponic lettuce growing, auto detailing, and janitorial, lawn and landscaping services.

A 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization administered by a volunteer Board of Directors, Brantley Center depends on government funding and grants from charitable organizations such as Hawai‘i Island United Way.

The golf tournament and other fundraisers throughout the year fill a critical gap in budgetary needs.

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