Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Announces Charitable Giving from 2022 and Continued Support in 2023
KA'UPULEHU-KONA, HI - JANUARY 17: Charity Check presentation prior to the PGA TOUR Champions Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai Golf Club on January 17, 2022 in Ka'upulehu-Kona, Hawaii. (Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
KA’UPULEHU-KONA, Hawaii – The Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai held its charitable contribution check presentation on Tuesday afternoon, celebrating the tournament’s contributions for 2022. Since the Mitsubishi Electric Championship moved to Hualalai Golf Course in 1997, the tournament has donated $1.65 million to local community organizations.
A total of $225,579 was split up among the Rotary Club of Kona, the Daniel R. Sayre Foundation, Hualalai Ohana Foundation, Pua ka “Ilima Kawaihae Cultural Surf Park and the Big Island Junior Golf Association. The ceremony was attended by Max Oya and Mike Corbo from Mitsubishi Electric, Kris Hazard, Larry Webb and Alan Clarke from the Rotary Club of Kona, Frank and Laura Sayre from the Daniel R. Sayre Foundation and Brandy Volpe from the Big Island Junior Golf Association.
“Giving back is one of the trademarks of PGA TOUR Champions,” said Tournament Manager Kelly Fliear. “We are grateful for our PGA TOUR Champions players, Mitsubishi Electric, Hawaii Tourism Authority, Charles Schwab and all of our supporting sponsors and Pro-Am participants, whose participation create such a worthwhile community impact. We are proud of our partnership with each of these all volunteer-run charitable organizations!"
“Mitsubishi Electric is committed to creating a more connected and sustainable world, not only through our company’s solutions, but also through our relationships on and off the golf course,” said Mike Corbo, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric US. “We are proud to be able to contribute to the Kona community through this amazing tournament.”
In further support of communities surrounding Mitsubishi Electric’s PGA TOUR Champions tournaments, they are also contributing to Blessings in a Backpack. At both title events, guests will pack 500 backpacks that go to local elementary school children who may be experiencing food insecurity as almost 1 in 4 children may struggle with access to meals.
These initiatives further Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to charity through their golf partnership. Mitsubishi Electric is an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR as well as the title sponsor of two PGA TOUR Champions events, the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and the Mitsubishi Electric Classic. Through both of their PGA TOUR Champions events, more than $5 million has been donated to local charities.
All three rounds of the 2023 Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai will be televised live on GOLF Channel, January 19-21. For more information on the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, please visit PGATOUR.com.