Whale Trust Maui will host its annual benefit golf tournament to benefit whale research Saturday, January 30 at King Kamehameha Golf Club. For 11 consecutive years, Whale Trust Maui has invited the public to participate in a scramble competition format golf tournament, sponsored this year by Mercedez-Benz of Maui.
The event will feature a continental breakfast, awards luncheon with a guest speaker, and $5,000 in cash prizes.
“What better way to spend a morning than playing one of Maui’s most spectacular golf courses while raising money to help support whale research right here in our own backyard,” said Allen Jones, Whale Trust board member and tournament organizer.
Registration is now open but teams are entered on a first come, first serve basis. Registration deadline is Jan. 28. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities and to receive help in registering your team, contact Program Coordinator, Emily Machernis at E[email protected].
Whale Trust Maui is a Maui-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, support, and conduct scientific research on whales and the marine environment, and broadly communicate the findings to the public. Its founders are passionate scientists and explorers who believe that science–the quest for answers to the most intriguing questions about our natural world–lies at the heart of environmental education and conservation. Whale Trust Maui’s research programs focus on exploring the natural communication, behavior patterns, and social organization of whales.
But Whale Trust Maui seeks to do more than fund groundbreaking field research on our earth’s largest marine mammals. Results from Whale Trust Maui’s field research are the basis for a broader program of outreach and education that involve the public, educators, and a new generation of researchers whom Whale Trust Maui hopes to inspire. For more information, visit Whaletrust.org.
Photo courtesy Whale Trust Maui