Maui Hotel & Lodging Association's "Excellence in Education" Golf Tournament Raises $40,000 for Scholarship Fund

Maui Hotel & Lodging Association's "Excellence in Education" Golf Tournament Raises $40,000 for Scholarship Fund

- Visitor Industry Gives-Back to Maui’s Future Industry Leaders –

WAILUKU, MAUI, HAWAII (June 28, 2022) – The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 25th Annual “Excellence in Education presented by Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits” golf tournament took place on Friday, June 24 at the Ka’anapali Golf Courses. The sold-out event raised $40,000 to support youth scholarships.

While the top teams took home some great prizes, the real winners of the event are Maui’s youth. The popular visitor industry event celebrated 25 years of giving back to Maui’s future business leaders by raising significant scholarship funding for the following programs:

  • Academy of Hospitality & Tourism Academies at Baldwin, Lahainaluna and Maui High School
  • UH Maui College Culinary Arts and Hospitality & Tourism Programs
  • MHLA Member Scholarship Program
  • Maui Junior Golf

“The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is committed to giving back to the community and one of those ways is by providing scholarship opportunities to Maui County’s future business leaders,” says Lisa Paulson, Executive Director for the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association. “We are thrilled that we are able to raise much-needed scholarship funds to invest in our youth.”

A special thank you to all of the sponsors for their support: Title Sponsor Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits; Platinum Sponsors Southwest Airlines, Waste Pro Hawaii, Tri-Star Restaurant Group; Gold Level Sponsors Allana Buick & Bers; Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort; Destination Residences Hawaii; Enterprise Truck Rental; Fairmont Kea Lani; First Hawaiian Bank; Grand Wailea; Hyatt Regency Maui; Market Advantage; NETT Distribution; Joseph D. Pluta Realty; People Who Clean; Premier Restoration Hawaii; The Ritz Carlton Kapalua; Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa; The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas; Wailea Beach Resort Maui.

The top teams received fabulous prizes ranging from hotel stays to dining certificates to golf rounds to merchandise. Our top finisher in this year’s tournament was the Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club team.

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Maui County Charity Walk, August 20
The Charity Walk is one of the largest fundraising events in Hawaii. Since the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association started hosting the event in 1980, Maui County has raised a cumulative total of $15.4 million, benefitting hundreds of non-profit organizations on Maui, Molokaʻi, and Lānaʻi. Most importantly, all the funds raised on Maui remain in Maui County to benefit the local community and its residents.

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About the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association
MHLA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to advocate for the Visitor Industry. The organization also provides educational opportunities via the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and scholarships for UH Maui College students; and benefits the community via the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Education golf tournament, and Kupuna Dinner. For additional information, contact MHLA at 244-8625 or [email protected]

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Pictured Below: Platinum Sponsor Team, Waste Pro Hawaii
Photo By: Pacific Dream Photography

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