PGA Foundation pledges $170,000 to UH Manoa Athletics

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Margot Schrire, (808) 956-6774
Director of Communications
Posted: Feb 20, 2009

The Aloha Section PGA Foundation has announced a pledge of $170,000 to be paid over four years to the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa athletics department. These funds will provide scholarships to assist student athletes on the men's and women's golf teams at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa.

"On behalf of the 260 members and apprentices from Aloha Section of PGA, it is our privilege to partner with Castle Resorts & Hotels and the UH Foundation to provide $50,000 towards scholarships for the UH Mānoa Men's and Women's golf program. PGA looks forward in developing this partnership with UH Mānoa Athletics as they recruit marque student-athletes to their program," said Jim Haugh, Aloha PGA Section Executive Director/CEO.

The Aloha Section PGA Foundation has the mission of developing and promoting interest in the game of golf while enhancing the lives of those that participate. Core values such as honesty, respect, integrity, courtesy and perseverance are reinforced through foundation programs.

"Partnerships with groups like the Aloha Section PGA Foundation are key to our ability to offer much needed scholarships to attract and retain stellar athletes," said Jim Donovan, UH Mānoa Athletics Director. "We thank them for their generosity and are looking forward to nurturing the golf champions of tomorrow."

PHOTO CAPTION:Joining in the 2/5/09 check presentation ceremony at Stan Sheriff Center is from L-R: UH Wahine golf coach Lori Castillo, President Aloha Section PGA Matt Hall, Executive Director/CEO Aloha Section PGA Jim Haugh, UH Mānoa Athletics Director Jim Donovan, President Castle Resorts Alan Mattson and Head Professional Oahu Country Club Andrew Feldmann