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Ka’anapali Golf Courses Launch Ka’anapali Kokua Project

(LAHAINA, HI) – Ka’anapali Golf Courses – managed by Billy Casper Golf – has launched the Ka’anapali Kokua Project, a non-profit grass roots effort by Ka’anapali Golf Courses to help community organizations and various charities. 

Friends of Lahainaluna Football, the first benefactor of the Ka’anapali Kokua Project, will stage a fundraiser from Saturday, May 7 through Monday, May 9.  For each participating golfer, the Ka’anapali Kokua Project will donate $10 to the football team to be put towards team uniforms, equipment and travel expenses. 

“The Ka’anapali Kokua Project is a great way for us to give back to the community,” says Ed Kageyama, PGA General Manager of Ka’anapali. “Philanthropic efforts are at the forefront of our business decisions and we are excited to be able to offer different avenues for organizations to raise funds – it is both responsible and rewarding.” 

Each year, Ka’anapali donates rounds and extends preferred rates to various organizations hosting charity outings.  The Ka’anapali Kokua Project allows groups to promote their causes through golf – without staging a traditionally large outing or tournament.  This new approach, allows for the organization’s supporters to play on multiple days at any time of the day, with very few hard costs to the organization, allowing for a bigger financial return for the charity or organization. 

To participate in this weekend’s Ka’anapali Kokua Project, visit http://bit.ly/kokuaLHS and fill out the form to present at check-in for golf.  Tee times may be booked up to 7 days in advance and Guests can play as many times as they like during the specified days. 

The Royal Ka’anapali Course, a Robert Trent Jones, Sr. design, opened in 1962 and has tested the skills of professional and amateur golfers.  A par-71, 6,700-yard layout, the Royal Course combines wide fairways and undulating greens, making it distinctive, demanding and exciting, hole to hole.  With more than 45 years of tournament history, the Royal Course has hosted many of golf’s greatest legends:  Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Amy Alcott, Jan Stephenson and Nancy Lopez. 

The Ka’anapali Kai Course – a par-70, 6,400-yard gem – places an emphasis on proper club selection and placement off the tee, allowing for a better approach shot into the large, bunker-protected greens. 

The resort underwent a $13 million renovation in 2005-2006 and was given a 4.5-star rating (out of five) by Golf Digest in the magazine’s recent “Best Places to Play” guide. Ka’anapali was selected by The Golf Channel to host “Big Break Ka’anapali” that aired in 2008. 

For more information or to reserve a tee time: www.kaanapaligolfcourses.com , 808.661.3691. 

About Billy Casper Golf 

Widely respected as a high-performance owner-operator of more than 125 golf courses, country clubs and resorts, Billy Casper Golf holds the second largest domestic portfolio. The company provides turnkey club management for public-agency and private owners, developers and investors.  Founded more than 20 years ago in cooperation with golf legend Billy Casper, the firm is headquartered in Vienna, VA with regional offices strategically convenient to courses’ locales. 

Industry leaders and media praise the company’s best-of-breed infrastructure that shows clients favorable returns on investments. Billy Casper Golf’s economies of scale make and save money for courses while delivering personal touches to golfers and club members. 

Buffalo Communications – a division of Billy Casper Golf – is the global public relations, branding and marketing-communications firm.  In addition to creating and implementing programs for Billy Casper Golf courses, Buffalo represents many of golf’s top brands (products, resorts, destinations and communities) worldwide. 

For more information: www.billycaspergolf.com, www.buffalocommunications.com, 703.761.1444.