KAPALUA, Maui, Hawaii, April 8, 2014 – The Hyundai Tournament of Champions is proud to announce that the 2014 event has raised a grand total of $333,185 for Maui charities. With this year’s addition, the tournament and host organizations have donated nearly $5 million to Maui Community Charities since its move to Maui in 1999.
The six primary beneficiaries of the 2014 event are Boy Scouts of America – Maui County Council, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua Health Services, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui and Lahainaluna High School Foundation. As part of their relationship with the tournament, these designated beneficiaries assisted in promoting the event, offsetting costs, providing volunteers and much more.
Additionally, a donation was made to both the Hawaii State Junior Golf Association and Maui Junior Golf for their commitment to promoting and growing the game of golf among Hawaii’s youth.
Several local non-profits also benefitted from the tournament through its Golf for Maui Charities program, which gave 501(c)(3) organizations the opportunity to promote the sale of tickets to this year’s tournament and receive 100% of the net proceeds. The participating charities included:
In conjunction with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Hyundai Hope On Wheels awarded a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant for pediatric cancer programs to the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children and held its second annual 5K Run/Walk on Maui during tournament week. Since Hyundai became the tournament’s title sponsor, it has donated more than $408,000 to the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women and Children through Hyundai Hope On Wheels. Hyundai Hope On Wheels is a nonprofit organization committed to helping kids fight cancer and is among the leading private funders of pediatric cancer research in the country.
The 2015 Hyundai Tournament of Champions returns to The Plantation Course at Kapalua from January 8-12. All four competitive rounds will be broadcast on Golf Channel. Follow the tournament on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HyundaiTOC or Twitter @HyundaiTOC to get updates and a behind-the-scenes look at the tournament preparations.
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HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Launched in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels provides grants to eligible institutions nationwide that are pursuing life-saving research and innovative treatments for the disease. Primary funding for Hyundai Hope On Wheels comes from Hyundai Motor America and its more than 800 U.S. dealers. At the end of its 16th year, Hyundai Hope On Wheels will have awarded more than $86 million towards childhood cancer research in pursuit of a cure.
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