Golfers To Swing For Lunalilo Home Folks
By CAITLIN BASILIO
The Lunalilo Home benefit golf tournament tees off at 1 p.m. July 20 on Hawaii Kai Golf Course, one of three major fundraisers for the home.
The 21st annual tourney helps subsidize care for elderly residents who are unable to pay for themselves.
Between 40 and 48 three-member teams play in a scramble format. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. Fees are $175 per player or $500 per team and include a light lunch, awards banquet and prizes, such as neighbor island trips, Las Vegas packages, play at Nanea Golf Club, Waikiki hotel stays, restaurant gift certificates and other donated gifts.
TV weather anchor Guy Hagi will emcee the banquet.
For registration forms and details, visit lunalilo.org or call 395-1000. Deadline is July 6. Donations from non-golfers also are welcome.
Lunalilo Home strives to improve conditions for the Hawaiian community and ensure the vitality of future generations.
“Any contributions will help Lunalilo Home expand services, build facilities and develop resources for Hawaii seniors and their families,” said executive director, Dr. Kuhio Asam.
“The goal of the tournament is to raise $50,000,” Asam added. “These funds allow the Trust to subsidize approximately 20 residents over the course of a year’s period of time.”
The residential care home was established by the will of King William Charles Lunalilo, who died in 1874.