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Mulligan’s Annual Golf Tournament Continues Support for Hale Kau Kau

Tee off for a good cause--help feed Maui’s hungry, homebound, ill and disabled residents.

November 14, 2013
Maui Weekly

Hale Kau Kau, South Maui's "Feeding with Compassion and Aloha" program, has again been chosen as the beneficiary of the Eleventh Annual Mulligan's On the Blue Irish Bar and Restaurant Benefit Golf Tournament, Michael O'Dwyer, owner of Mulligan's in Wailea, and Rev. Monsignor Terrence A.M. Watanabe, executive director of Hale Kau Kau, recently announced.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 30, with a shotgun start at 7 a.m. at the challenging championship Wailea Old Blue Course, and will consist of a Four Person Scramble.

The entry fee is $500 per team or $150 for single players who will be paired. The fee includes golf, continental breakfast, lunch, awards and lots of prizes, including hotel stays, a car donated by Maui Toyota and much more.

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C’ead Mile Failte! A hundred thousand welcomes to join in the fun! Michael O’Dwyer, owner of Mulligan’s, raises the Bob Hoy Memorial Cup presented by the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course and invites sponsors, donors and players to participate in the Eleventh Annual Mulligan’s On the Blue Irish Bar and Restaurant Benefit Golf Tournament. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Hale Kau Kau, South Maui’s “Feeding with Compassion and Aloha” daily meal program.
Photo: Leroy Carrington

"Since we want it to be a fun event" said O'Dwyer, "we have included prizes for the lowest score teams as well. You can't lose if you play with the Irish!

"Mulligan's wants to give back to the Maui community, which has been so wonderful in supporting us over the past years in establishing a true Irish pub and restaurant in the great tradition of the "Old Sod," as we say in Ireland."

Since l991, Hale Kau Kau welcomes the stranger and unconditionally serves a free, hot, nutritious meal on site every evening to l00 to 140 children, women and men who do not have the resources to meet their basic need for food. In addition Hale Kau Kau volunteers deliver a hot evening meal to 65 to 75 homebound elderly, ill and disabled.

As part of its commitment to help the hungry of South Maui, Hale Kau Kau, in collaboration with Keolahou Hawaiian Church, provides free emergency food supplies distributed each week to 40 to 50 individuals and families.

"We are so grateful to Mike O'Dwyer, Mulligan's, the Wailea Old Blue Golf Course, and all the gold and green sponsors, players, donors and volunteers for their role in making sure we can continue our mission to feed those who are hungry in our community by supporting this tournament," said Rev. Msgr. Watanabe.

There is still space available to play in this fun and worthwhile event. Sign up in person at Mulligan's On the Blue at the Wailea Blue Golf Course, contact Deanna Craig at (808) 250-8288 or email



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