An early morning walk in beautiful North Kohala started it all: Betty Meinardus and Susan Denman had a chance meeting in 2008, and they talked about the Kohala Hospital’s Emergency Room project. Betty was wondering how more funds could be raised. She went home and discussed this with her husband, Michael, who was very much in favor, and this is how the Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament was born.
Fundraising associated with golf was new to Michael and Betty, but they learned quickly, and are now very proud to be part of it.
This year on February 11, the 4th Annual Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation Scramble Golf Tournament will be held at the Hapuna Golf Course, sponsored by Bitburger Beer and the Meinardus family.
Check-in is 7:15 a.m.; Shotgun start at 8 a.m. All-inclusive ticket (golf, lunch and fun) is $195 per person. Prizes include: Winning 1st Team: $600 ($150 to each winning team player); 2nd Team: $400 ($100 each); 3rd Team: $200 ($50 each); 4th Team: $100 ($25 each); Longest Drive Men: $100; Longest Drive Ladies: $100; and Closest to the Pin: $50.
Hole Sponsors are $100. Donors are greatly appreciated.
It is a very generous tournament, with great prices and a fabulous gift bag for every golfer playing in the tournament. And of course Bitburger beer, and a wonderful buffet lunch.
If the past is a guideline, this luncheon will again be a lot of fun, with Michael Meinardus as the “Master of Price-Give-Away.” Most of the golfers have been playing from the beginning and are very loyal supporters of the hospital (and the beer). Organizers hope there will be even more golfers this year to make for a very successful tournament. One hundred percent of the money raised will go to the Kohala Hospital Charitable Foundation Emergency Room Building Fund, adding to the $80,000, including a generous donation, raised during the past three years.
For information or sign-up sheet please contact Betty Meinardus at 808- 889-5304, or email: elsbethm@earthlink. net. Address: P.O. Box 10, Hawi, HI 96719.