Mulligan’s Golf Tourney to Support Hale Kau Kau, Nov. 29

November 17, 2014, 1:46 PM HST · Updated November 17, 1:49 PM
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    Mike O’Dwyer, owner of Mulligans on the Blue, and Deanna Craig, General Manager, awarding prizes to winners. Courtesy file photo.

    Hale Kau Kau, a meal program for the hungry in South Maui, has been chosen again as the beneficiary of this year’s Mulligan’s on the Blue 12th Annual Golf Tournament.

    The tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014 with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. at the championship Wailea Old Blue Course, and will consist of a four person scramble.

    There is still space available to play in the upcoming tournament by calling Deanna at (808) 250-8288 or emailing [email protected]  Entry cost listed at $500 per team, or $150 for single players who will be paired.

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    Fees include golf, continental breakfast, lunch, and an awards ceremony featuring a variety of prizes including hotel stays, golf rounds, and a chance to win a car donated by Maui Toyota.

    New this year is the “$12K for 1 on 12 at the 12th” challenge, in which Mike O’Dwyer, owner of Mulligans on the Blue, will pay $12,000 to the first golfer to get a hole in one on hole number 12.

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    The field of players heads out to their “shot gun” start positions for the 11th Annual Mulligans on the Blue Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Hale Kau Kau.  Courtesy file photo,

    “Mulligans wants to say ‘May good be at you’, a heart-felt Irish thank you for the Maui community which has been so wonderful in supporting us for so many years. Our tournament has always been a fun event,” said O’Dwyer in an event press release, “so in addition to the hole in one prizes we award prizes for those who don’t play so well as well as the winners.”

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    Rev. Msgr. Terrence A.M. Watanabe, Executive Director of Hale Kau Kau also commented saying, “We are so grateful to Mike and the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course, as well as all the sponsors, players, donors, and volunteers who have been involved in this tournament for twelve years.”

    “They help ensure that we can continue our mission to feed those who are hungry in our community. And on top of that, they have a great time doing it,” said Watanabe.

    Hale Kau Kau has been offering hot, nutritious meals to the hungry in South Maui since 1991.  Organization leaders say the program offers meals each night to 100-140 individuals who do not have resources to meet basic food needs.

    Hale Kau Kau also delivers hot evening meals to 70 to 80 homebound elderly, ill and disabled residents on Maui.

    Volunteers enjoy feeding the hungry a delicious meal every night of the year at Hale Kau Kau on site at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Courtesy photo.

    Volunteers enjoy feeding the hungry a delicious meal every night of the year at Hale Kau Kau on site at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Courtesy photo.

    Volunteers help prepare and serve the meals on site at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Center is Richard Hoang, the new Program Director for Hale Kau Kau.

    Volunteers help prepare and serve the meals on site at St. Theresa Church, Kihei. Center is Richard Hoang, the new Program Director for Hale Kau Kau.

    Mike O'Dwyer, owner of Mulligans on the Blue, and Reb. Msgr. Terrence A.M. Watanabe, Executive Director of Hale Kau Kau, wish the players "the luck of Irish". Courtesy file photo.

    Mike O’Dwyer, owner of Mulligans on the Blue, and Reb. Msgr. Terrence A.M. Watanabe, Executive Director of Hale Kau Kau, wish the players “the luck of Irish”. Courtesy file photo.

    Mike O'Dwyer, owner of Mulligans on the Blue, and Deanna Craig, General Manager, awarding prizes to winners. Courtesy file photo.

    Mike O’Dwyer, owner of Mulligans on the Blue, and Deanna Craig, General Manager, awarding prizes to winners. Courtesy file photo.

    The whole field of players heads out to their "shot gun" start positions for the 11th Annual Mulligans on the Blue Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Hale Kau Kau.

    The whole field of players heads out to their “shot gun” start positions for the 11th Annual Mulligans on the Blue Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Hale Kau Kau.

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