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Several Big Island Organizations Benefit From Mitsubishi Electric Championship Golf Tournament

January 19, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated January 18, 6:21 PM
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Three Big Island organizations are receiving donations from Mitsubishi Electric as part of its charitable giving through the Mitsubishi Electric Championship golf tournament at Hualālai.

A total of $75,500 was split among the Rotary Club of Kona, Daniel R. Sayre Foundation and Big Island Junior Golf.

“Charitable giving remains a cornerstone of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai, and this past year was no different,” said Tournament Manager Kelly Fliear. “We are thankful for the donations that have impacted our community and look forward to continue making an impact in 2022.”

The tournament hosted its charitable contribution check presentation Tuesday afternoon, celebrating its donations for 2021. Since the Mitsubishi Electric Championship moved to Hualālai Golf Course in 1997, the tournament has donated $1.65 million to charity.

In further support of communities surrounding Mitsubishi Electric’s PGA TOUR Champions tournaments, contributions also will be made to Blessings in a Backpack. At both title events, guests will pack 500 backpacks for local elementary schoolchildren who might be experiencing food insecurity, as almost 1 in 4 children struggle with access to meals.

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These initiatives further Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to charity through its golf partnership. Mitsubishi Electric is an official marketing partner of the PGA TOUR as well as the title sponsor of two PGA TOUR Champions events, The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai and the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Through both PGA TOUR Champions events, more than $5 million has been donated to local charities.

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All three rounds of the 2022 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai will be televised live on GOLF Channel, Thursday through Saturday. Tickets will only be available at the gate and cashless payment will be required.

For more information about the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualālai, click here.

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