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Kiwanis Golf Tourney Raises $27K for Maui Pediatrics

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The Kiwanis Club of Kahului’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament held on June 11, raised $27,210 for the Pediatrics Department at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The tournament was generously hosted by Makena Golf & Beach Club, so 100% of the proceeds will benefit the hospital.

MMMCF Board President Tamar Goodfellow, Kiwanis Club of Kahului member Jason Williams,
MMMCF Board Vice President Karen Williams and Kiwanis Club of Kahului President Richard Minatoya.

“Community support is vital to our hospital,” said Lisa Varde, MMMC Foundation Executive Director. “As the transition from the State to Maui Health System approaches on July 1, our community should know that they are a vital part of the success of MMMC. The needs of the hospital are greater than any one organization can provide for alone, which is why partnerships like this with Makena Golf & Beach Club and the Kiwanis Club of Kahului are so important.”

Proceeds from past Kiwanis tournaments funded the purchase of infant warmers for newborn babies, phototherapy machines for babies with jaundice, sleeper chairs so that parents can stay overnight in their child’s hospital room, and supplies for the pediatric dental program, which helps kids with special needs to receive dental treatment in a hospital setting.

“We are thankful for the opportunity to support all of Maui’s keiki and their ‘ohana having access to great healthcare here on island,” said Leahi Hall, Community Engagement Manager for Discovery Land Co., and Mākena Golf & Beach Club. “We humbly join the work of many great organizations and individuals, like the Kiwanis Club of Kahului, whose collective efforts provide tangible impact throughout Maui.  Ua ola loko i ke aloha – love gives life within. It is the aloha that our community has for our island children that will continue to support the wellness of our keiki and the Pediatrics Department at Maui Memorial Medical Center.”

“The mission of Kiwanis is to serve children, so our partnership with Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation and the Pediatrics Department is a natural fit,” said Richard Minatoya, Kiwanis Club of Kahului President. “This year was our best tournament yet, thanks to the generosity of Mākena Golf & Beach Club. We appreciate their commitment to the community and this special opportunity for the public to play at this private course.”


Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation is an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the health and wellness of our community by ensuring Maui Memorial Medical Center has the resources needed to provide the highest level of medical care.

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