Maui Business

Maui Hotel & Lodging Assoc. Raises $22K for Scholarships

August 25, 2015, 1:03 PM HST
* Updated August 25, 1:04 PM
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MHLA’s 19th Annual Excellence in Education Golf Tournament’s winning team (19th Place) (from left): Honua Kai Resort & Spa/HI Care & Cleaning Inc.—Steve Aheong, Carlo Antiado, Jeramiah Kamaunu and Claudio Andrade. Courtesy photo.

MHLA’s 19th Annual Excellence in Education Golf Tournament’s winning team (19th Place) (from left): Honua Kai Resort & Spa/HI Care & Cleaning Inc.—Steve Aheong, Carlo Antiado, Jeramiah Kamaunu and Claudio Andrade. Courtesy photo.

By Maui Now Staff

The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Excellence in Education golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 21 raised $22,000 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 19 years of giving back to Maui’s future business leaders by raising significant scholarship funding for:

  • 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,” said 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.”

The top teams received prizes ranging from hotel stays to dining certificates to golf rounds to merchandise. The team that placed 19th, Honua Kai Resort & Spa/HI Care & Cleaning, received special honors as the “winning” team—a tribute to the 19th annual event.

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The top 10 finishers included:

  1. Sunshine Helicopters
  2. Meadow Gold Dairies
  3. The Ing Law Firm
  4. Ordonez Electric
  5. Ka‘anapali Beach Hotel
  6. Chris Suzuki & Friends
  7. Monsanto
  8. Oceanic Time Warner Cable
  9. KONE Elevators & Escalators
  10. Enterprise Rent A Car
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The sold-out event at the Maui Nui Golf Course was presented by Southern Wine & Spirits of Hawai‘i.

For more information about the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association, call 244-8625 or send an email.

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