Aloha Kick-Off to 2012 Hyundai Tournament of ChampionsDecember 27, 2011, 1:35 PM HST · Updated December 27, 1:36 PM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
Golfers and spectators will be treated to a special opening ceremony for the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions on Friday, January 6, on Maui.
The Aloha Kick-Off will commence with a Hawaiian blessing by Clifford Naeole, cultural advisor for the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. He will be joined by famed Hawaii musician, Henry Kapono.
There will also be a special presentation by the Polynesian Cultural Center, featuring highlights from their latest production, “Ha-Breath of Life.”
This spectacular show is an ancient, yet universal tale of a boy, Mana, born in a distant paradise and nourished by a village. He learns the ways of his people, finds love, and defends everything with heart-stopping bravery.
The Polynesian Cultural Center is located on the island of O’ahu. The special appearance of performers from the PCC at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Hyundai Tournament of Champions was organized in part by the Hawai’i Tourism Authority and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau.
The opening ceremony events are scheduled to take place 45 minutes prior to the first tee time at the Plantation Course in Kapalua.
For more information call (808) 665-9160.