MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CHAMPIONSHIP AT HUALALAI CHARITIES
Since the Hawaii inception of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai in 1997, the tournament has made a significant economic and charitable impact on Hawaii's Big Island community. . Charitable donations from the tournament have helped support the complete turf renovation of the Kona Soccer fields and public park facilities in Kailua-Kona, fund the ESP Dance Club for girls, acquire state-of-the-art equipment for the local Kona hospital to diagnose and detect kidney stones and beautify the Kona Old Airport Community Park and Walking/Jogging Paths. The Rotary Club of Kona Youth Foundation also provides scholarship support to selected High School Seniors each year. Big Island local charities are the big winners at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai.
Total Charitable donations are estimated at $1.9 million invested back into the Hawaii community.
Rotary Club of Kona
•Charity partner since event inception in 1997 – All Volunteer organization
•Event Charitable contributions of over $1.1 million
•All contributions reinvested into Island of Hawaii community projects including:
•Park makeovers and rejuvenation
•Purchase of mobile Kidney Stone diagnostic vans
•”Keiki Vision” – administrate free eye exams and glasses for elementary and middle school students (see photo right)
•Annual student scholarships
•During the covid-19 pandemic (2021) , 100% of proceed went to purchase and distribution of groceries to needy families every Saturday
•Click on website for wide array of community interaction and support
Daniel R. Sayre Foundation
The Daniel R. Sayre Memorial Foundation is an All Volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to providing essential equipment and training to the Hawaii Island Fire Department who serve the Hawaii community, and more than 1.5 million visitors per year from around the world.
Over one million dollars in donations and pledged equipment have been raised since its inception in 1997. 100% of our donations go to funding rescue equipment and training vital to saving lives.
The rescue boards shown in the photos were purchased for County of Hawaii Lifeguards at Hapuna Beach with Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai event donations
Big Island Junior Golf Association
The Big Island Junior Golf Association was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. In it's earlier form as the Hilo Junior Golf Association and the Young Fighters Junior Golf Club, this organization has been serving the youth of the Big Island since 1967. Founders and past presidents include George Mukai, Earl Tamiya, Aaron Ueno, Jodie Kimura, Jon Mitsuda and Dexter Hironaga.
Hualali Ohana Foundation
Me ke aloha, kokua aku kokua mai: Pela iho la ka nohona 'ohana With love, help others be helped: Such is a family relationship
The Hualālai ‘Ohana Foundation strives to support the educational goals and exceptional medical needs of our employee families while providing a vehicle to allow residents opportunities to contribute to the well-being and aloha spirit of our uniquely blessed community.
Hawai’i State Junior Golf Association
Pua ka ‘ilima O Kawaiahae Cultural Surf Park
•MEC at Hualalai’s newest Charity partner
•All volunteer-run beach park located in Kawaihae/Waimea provides safe access to the ocean
•Rich surf history (was a favorite surf spot of King Kamehameha and his wife)
•Safe beach access for public ocean goers
•Surfing and water sports instruction
•All funding for park maintenance and improvements 100% dependent on donations
•Inspired by the legendary waterman Tiger Espere…Pua ka ‘ilima cultural surf park is home to the Tiger Longboard Surf Contest
•Restore and preserve in perpetuity this Hawaiian jewel for the education and for enjoyment by all