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The MACC to Host Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Tee off for the full spectrum of the arts.

March 27, 2014
Maui Weekly

All Maui knows that the Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) is the place to go for a full spectrum of performances--from classical to cutting edge. The MACC is also committed to presenting and preserving the depth and breadth of Hawai'i's rich cultural traditions.

The MACC brings entertainment and delight to Maui families with many free community events: Starry Night Cinema, ArT=Mixx, and the annual ki ho'alu and 'ukulele festivals.

The MACC reaches out beyond the rock walls of the facility, even to remote areas. Our "Artists in the Community" program takes performers to Hana, Lana'i and Molokai, and into senior centers, social service agencies and schools all around Maui Nui.

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Funds raised from tournament entry fees and sponsorships support the Maui Arts & Cultural Center’s educational community programs, such as CanDo! Days events (pictured, on Molokai) and fills an important need in the operating budget.

The MACC delivers professional development opportunities to teachers, and equips them with arts education tools to help our children succeed in school and in life. For several generations of Maui keiki, The MACC continues to be the place where they discover the joy of creativity in action through CanDo! Days. The Schaefer International Gallery presents world-class art exhibitions, always with an educational component--and the exhibits are always free!

Ticket revenue from MACC events does not even come close to covering all of the community and educational programs. An important factor in the continuance of The MACC's mission is the generosity of donors and MACC annual members. But another important aspect is annual fundraising. One of the most important fundraisers is coming up soon.

The annual Pundy Yokouchi Memorial Golf Tournament, a benefit for The MACC's educational and community programs, will take place on Saturday, April 12, at The Dunes at Maui Lani in Wailuku. The registration fee is $300 per two-person team, or $55 for a hole sponsorship.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. and ends with an awards luncheon at Cafe O' Lei in The Dunes Clubhouse. Four par-three holes are eligible for Closest-to-the-Pin, Bulls-Eye and Hole-in-One contests. The Hole-in-One prizes this year include a new Honda car, a new Harley-Davidson motorcycle and $10,000 cash!

This is The MACC's 26th annual golf tournament fundraiser. In 2007, the tournament was named in memory of Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi, The MACC's founding chairman, who loved Maui, loved the arts--and loved to play golf. Without Pundy's vision, leadership and strong fundraising skills, The MACC--a world-class performing and visual arts center far beyond expectations for our small island--would not have become a reality.

Funds raised from tournament entry fees and sponsorships support community programs at The MACC, and fill an important need in the operating budget. Since 1988, this annual tournament has raised over $500,000 for The MACC, making it a vitally important part of the center's fundraising efforts every year. It is also one of the most popular golf tournaments on Maui. Participants represent a broad range of individuals and businesses from the community. This tournament provides a social and sporting opportunity, and another way to get involved with the arts on Maui.

For a registration application, email or call (808) 243-4225. The registration form is also available on The MACC Website at (click on the "Join Us" tab linked to the April 12 calendar event).



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