The Lahaina Yacht Club recently donated $11,000 to Hospice Maui to support the work it does, helping terminally ill patients and their families. Dr. Greg LaGoy, executive director of Hospice Maui for 23 years, accepted the donation, saying it would be used for medicines, supplies and equipment.
Lahaina Yacht Club raised the money for the donation by hosting a charity golf tournament and community auction.
Eighty golfers played the tournament at the Kapalua Bay Course and then returned to the Yacht Club for lunch and an auction. A large selection of artwork, golf packages and restaurant gift certificates were donated to the cause and sold to the highest bidder.
Dr. Greg LaGoy (from left), executive director of Hospice Maui, accepts a check for $11,000 from Steve Tenney, Lahaina Yacht Club’s past commodore, and his wife, Lynn Tenney.
Hospice Maui was selected as the recipient of this annual charity event because of its service to the people of Maui, according to a press release.
In addition to their services for patients with terminal illness, the organization has bereavement support groups, a library and a holiday grief workshop to assist grieving people through the difficult holiday season, regardless of whether they had received hospice services or not.