KAPALUA — The Sentry Tournament of Champions and Sentry Insurance announced Tuesday that more than a dozen Maui nonprofit organizations benefited from the 2022 tournament, which generated more than $600,000 annually.
Sentry Insurance Chief Marketing and Brand Officer Stephanie Smith, along with representatives from Sentry Tournament of Champions, nonprofit representatives and volunteers, announced that during a reception at Kapalua Golf-The Bay Course at the Taverna Italian Eatery, $642,490 distributed to local community organizations.
“The funds raised at the Sentry Tournament of Champions are making a huge difference on Maui and helping to improve the quality of life on the island,” Pete McPartland, Sentry’s chairman, president and CEO, said in a press release. “To set another fundraising record this year is a worthy achievement. Sentry considers Maui our second home and we were welcomed as family – ohana.”
With this year’s donations exceeding 2021’s charitable count by more than $100,000 and now representing the tournament’s largest charitable count to the local community to date, the tournament has raised more than 8 million since moving to Maui US dollars generated for non-profit organizations in 1999.
The designated beneficiaries of the 2022 event were: Boy Scouts of America, Friends of the Children’s Justice Center, Hale Makua Health Services, J. Walter Cameron Center, Ka Lima O Maui, Lahainaluna High School Foundation and Lahaina Junior Golf.
Several other local nonprofits also benefited, including Friends of the Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve, First Tee of Maui, Hawaii State Junior Golf Association, Maui Junior Golf, Maui United Way, Whale Trust, Hui O Wa’a Kaulua, Maui Arts and Cultural Center, Haleakala Conservatory, Maui Arts League, University of Hawaii-Maui College, Imua Family Services, Kumulani Chapel, and Maui Health Foundation.
The total donation of $642,490 also included $19,000 in scholarships awarded by Sentry as part of its ongoing scholarship program for Maui public high school students to attend UH and its affiliated community colleges.