The Hawaii course was one of 70 golf facilities nationwide participating in the 11th annual fundraising event.
Ka'anapali Golf Courses hosted the World's Largest Golf Outing (WLGO) - a national fundraising event held on Aug. 2, 2021 benefitting the Fisher House Foundation. The cause has already raised over $220,000 for military families to date, $7,755 of which came from Ka'anapali.
The highest fundraising team at Ka'anapali, Team Young Time, donated $5,000 to Fisher House on behalf of WLGO.
"We are grateful for the service the military provides to keep our country safe and the sacrifices their families make," says Rick Young and Jeannine Carr, Young Time team members. "Supporting Fisher House is our way of saying thank you for your service. We understand the importance of what Fisher House does, and this is our small contribution to support military families during their loved ones' recovery."
WLGO provides the perfect opportunity to play golf while giving back to those who have bravely served our country. The event values philanthropic skills just as much as one’s golf ability, providing rewards for the highest fundraisers and tournament winners at each course involved. On Aug. 2, players competed in a four-person team scramble format throughout the day, including long drive and hole-in-one competitions on all par-3 holes. Ka'anapali hosted 63 golfers for this year's event.
“Each year we are more humbled than the previous by the support of Indigo Golf Partners and the World’s Largest Golf Outing,” said David Coker, President of Fisher House Foundation. “Each veteran and their family are always touched by the effort and comradery of this wonderful event and we could not be happier to see it back in full capacity this year.”
Throughout the past 10 years, over 18,300 teams have taken part in WLGO, which has raised more than $4.7 million for those who deserve it most, military members and their families. Several national celebrities, including PGA Tour Legend Chi Chi Rodriguez and 42nd President Bill Clinton, have previously donated to the cause.
This year, 70 courses from Massachusetts to Hawaii hosted the highly emotional and entertaining WLGO.
“Many of our team members and patrons have close ties with military through friends or family members serving on active duty,” says Kevin Martin, WLGO Tournament Chair at Ka'anapali Golf Courses in Lahaina, Hawaii. “So, it is crucial for us to show our support through this amazing cause and let them know how much they mean to us and our country.”
Since 1990, Fisher House Foundation has provided a “home away from home” for families of patients receiving treatment at major military and VA medical centers. Its network of 84 comfort homes has provided more than 335,000 families with no-cost lodging, allowing them to be close to loved ones undergoing treatment and recovery. One $10 donation covers costs to house a family in a Fisher House for one night.
If you would like to make a donation or learn more, please visit: www.worldslargestgolfouting.com/donate.