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2017 Michael H. Lyons II Palaka Celebration & Golf Ball Drop Celebration

September 19, 2017, 11:22 AM HST
* Updated September 19, 11:23 AM
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The Rotary Club of Kahului announced the 2017 Michael H. Lyons II Palaka Celebration & Golf Ball Drop Celebration will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the King Kamehameha Golf Club in Waikapū from 4 to 7 p.m.

Nominations are being sought for the 2015 Mike Lyons Maui Community Award, also called the Palaka Award. Courtesy Kahului Rotary Club.

Created in honor of Lyons’ community support, the award is named after the signature Palaka shirts he wore. The award recognizes outstanding long-term, substantial volunteer service to Maui County nonprofit organizations.

Last year, the Rotary Club of Kahului gave out $13,500 in scholarship funds mostly due to this event.

The 2017 recipients of The Michael H. Lyons Palaka Award are Henry Rice for Philanthropy and Hideo Kawahara for Volunteerism.

The event will also feature a golf ball drop at 5 p.m., with prizes including 80,000 Hawaiian Miles, staycations, dinner cruises, rounds of golf and more.


“We honor philanthropy and volunteerism at this event,” said David Hoffman, President of RCOK, “Recognizing Henry Rice and Hideo Kawahara for their selfless service as well as a salute to our Maui High School scholarship recipients.”


The club asks those willing to attend to come and help honor and celebrate the recipients as well as the high school scholarship awardees the event proceeds supports.

Event tickets are $35 and both event and golf ball drop tickets can be purchased here.

The Rotary Club of Kahului meets on Mondays at Tantes Island Cuisine in Kahului from noon to 1 p.m.

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