Maui Business

Kapalua Golf Giving Back After Fires, Storm

September 17, 2018, 9:17 AM HST
* Updated September 19, 11:12 AM
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Kapalua Golf & Tennis is supporting associates and the West Maui community affected by Tropical Cyclone Lane and the West Maui brush fires through financial aid and fundraising efforts.

Full- and part-time Kapalua Golf & Tennis associates affected by the hurricane and brush fires will receive additional money in their next paychecks, while Kapalua Golf will donate a portion of golf green fees from both the Bay and Plantation golf courses throughout the month of September to West Maui relief efforts.

Approximately 20 Kapalua Golf & Tennis associates were among the hundreds of area residents forced to evacuate their homes as flames fueled by winds from then approaching Hurricane Lane moved closer to neighborhoods.

More than 20 residential structures and 27 vehicles were destroyed by the brush fires, while neighborhoods in the area lost power, causing many residents to lose refrigerated and frozen perishable food items.

Kapalua Golf & Tennis ownership and Troon Golf are a large part of the West Maui community. In difficult times such as these, it’s important to support our associates and this wonderful community,” said Alex Nakajima, General Manager, Kapalua Golf & Tennis. “We realize financial aid to our associates or cash donations to relief efforts cannot lessen the horrible ordeal that so many experienced, but hopefully it will make life a little bit easier over the next several weeks.”

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