You can guess that we don't have a huge St. Patrick's Day celebration on Maui, but there is still a great way to celebrate this day and help two local charities at the same time. Sharing the Green Golf & Extreme Bocce Tournament will take place on Saturday, March 17, which is indeed St. Patrick's Day. It will benefit Back Pack Buddies of Kamali'i Elementary School and Hospice Maui.
Why is this event on St. Patrick's Day? Because three local Irishmen host this event: Mike O'Dwyer, owner of Mulligan's on the Blue restaurant; Barry Helle, General Manager of the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course; and Patrick Kilbride, Regional Sales Manager for Title Guarantee.
There is a lot going on with this event, so here are the details of the day:
Golf Tournament. Four-person scramble. Registration is between 6 and 6:30 a.m., with tee-offs at 7 a.m.
Extreme Bocce Ball Tournament. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the tournament starts at 9 a.m. Why is it "extreme"? Because the lanes have challenges--you'll have to play to find out!
Lunch and silent auction will begin at noon.
Here are some bonuses:
- Any golfer who scores a hole-in-one on the 18th hole will win a new Harley Davidson courtesy of Cycle City.
- Any golfer who scores a hole-in-one on the 12th hole will win $10,000 courtesy of Mulligan's.
Location: Mulligan's on the Blue in Wailea and the golf tournament is held on the Old Blue Course at Wailea (adjacent to Mulligan's).
For further information or to register for this event please visit www.HospiceMaui.org. You may also register for the golf tournament by calling Mulligan's on the Blue at 874.1131 or the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course at 879.2530. For further information on the Extreme Bocce tournament, please contact Patrick Kilbride at 264.4289 or email@example.com.
In case you are not familiar with these two charities, let me take a moment to tell you about them and how your contributions will help:
Hospice Maui has been providing physical comfort and emotional support for people who are terminally ill for 30 years here on Maui. They all support and assist their families before death and during the grieving process. My Mom was in hospice before dying a number of years ago and I will never forget the compassion and love of the hospice workers.
Back Pack Buddies to benefit Kamali'i School. Backpack Buddies is a national program that literally puts food in back packs for children on Friday when they leave school so that they have food to eat over the weekend. This program is for children who qualify for free or reduced-price school lunches because their parents cannot afford lunches for them. We always like to believe that poverty and need are somewhere else, but they are very close at hand here on Maui.
Enjoy your St. Patrick's Day and celebrate by helping two local organizations that do so much for people here on Maui.