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Maui Hotel & Lodging Association Raises $33,000 for Youth Scholarships

September 2, 2018, 10:34 AM HST
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The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association’s (MHLA) 22nd Annual Excellence in Education golf tournament raised $33,000 to support youth scholarships for programs such as the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Baldwin, Lahainaluna and Maui High Schools, UH Maui College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality and Tourism Programs, the MHLA Member Scholarship Program and Maui Junior Golf.

“The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is committed to giving back to the community and one of those ways is by providing scholarship opportunities to invest in our youth, the future business leaders of Maui County,” said Lisa Paulson, Executive Director for the Maui Hotel & Lodging Association.

The top teams received fabulous prizes ranging from hotel stays to dining certificates to golf rounds and other merchandise. The team that placed 22nd, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, received special honors and noted as the winning team – a tribute to the 22nd annual event.

Top finishers include:

1. Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
2. Sunnyside Up
3. Enterprise Rent-A-Car
4. Tri- Star Restaurant Group
5. Maui Condo and Home, LLC
6. Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club
7. KONE Elevators
8. Joseph D Pluta Realty
9. The Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka’anapali
10. Grand Wailea.


The Maui Hotel & Lodging Association is a nonprofit organization founded in 1987 to advocate for the Visitor Industry. The organization also provides educational opportunities via the Academy of Hospitality & Tourism and scholarships for UH Maui College students; and benefits the community via the annual Visitor Industry Charity Walk, Excellence in Education golf tournament and Kupuna Dinner. For additional information, contact MHLA at (808) 244-8625 or [email protected]



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