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Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa Swings for 80th Hawaii Wish

Make-A-Wish Hawaii staff pose with Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa staff for the 8th Annual Swing for Wishes charity golf tournament presented by Hyatt and sponsored by Nan Inc.
240 golfers spent their Thursday teeing off for wishes at the 8th Annual Swing for Wishes tournament, presented by the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa and sponsored by Nan Inc.

The charity golf tournament, held at The Hawaii Prince Golf Club on Thursday, October 23, 2014 marked the 80th wish granting for Make-A-Wish® Hawaii thanks to funds raised from the annual tournament since 2006.

“We are incredibly grateful for the past eight years of support we have received from Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa,” said Make-A-Wish® Hawaii President and CEO Siana Austin Hunt. “This charity golf tournament, organized by the Swing for Wishes Chair Sheryl Siu, has raised $498,000 for Make-A-Wish® Hawaii to date, which has funded 80 wishes of Hawaii children battling life-threatening medical conditions.”

Individual volunteers as well as groups from Victoria's Secret and Kapolei High School joined us on the green to lend a helping hand, and numerous Hawaii businesses showed their support through event sponsorships, donating prizes for a silent auction, and by forming teams of three to tee off for wishes.

Honolulu Wish Kid Lexie, 3, battling Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, joined supporters on the golf course to share her wish journey. She is anxiously awaiting her dream trip to Walt Disney World®Resort  in December, when she will get to "meet the princesses in person!" 

Funds raised from this year’s golf tournament will be celebrated on December 3, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency Tree Lighting Ceremony. These additional funds will allow more wishes to come to life for eligible keiki like Lexie. 

This support comes at a critical time for Make-A-Wish® Hawaii, which is granting a yearly record of 100 wishes to Hawaii children in 2014. This expanded reach comes from recent strides improving community awareness, which has led to an increase in referrals from physicians and parents. 

Special thanks to Sheryl Siu and the rest of the Hyatt Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa team for their continued dedication to the Make-A-Wish® mission, as well as the hundreds of individuals who contributed to the success of this year's fundraiser!  

  • Golfers teed off at 11 a.m. for a day full of golfing on the Hawaii Prince Golf Course in Ewa Beach, designed by Arnold Palmer and Ed Seay.

  • Golfers played in teams of three for the 8th Annual Swing for Wishes presented by the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa.

  • Make-A-Wish Hawaii staff and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa staff line the clubhouse at Hawaii Prince Golf Course to cheer on golfers as they head out on the green.

  • Emily Kinsley and Hannah Kim of Hyatt Regency Beach Resort and Spa pose for a photo with Jenna Wawrzyniec of Make-A-Wish Hawaii in front of a Make-A-Wish Hawaii booth on the green.

  • Golfers at the 8th Annual Swing for Wishes teed off in celebration of a milestone - the past seven tournaments have raised $498,000 for Make-A-Wish Hawaii which has funded 80 wishes for Hawaii keiki battling life-threatening medical conditions.

  • One of the 80 teams at this year's Swing for Wishes stop to pose in front of their golf cart in-between holes.

  • Kalei Fernandes and Jed Inductivo of Green Energy introduce their new organic energy drink to golfers.

  • Wish granter Kanani Wond and Laurie Nadelman, wife of Hyatt Resorts Hawaii Area Vice President David Nadelman, kept golfers energized at the Hyatt Hot Dog Stand on the green.

  • 240 golfers took time out of the office on Thursday Oct. 23 to tee off for wishes!

  • Jon Matsubara and Clendon Wong of Japengo at Hyatt pose in front of their booth offering a tasty treat for hungry golfers

  • David Nadelman, Area Vice President Hyatt Resorts Hawaii, addresses the Hyatt team at the start of the 8th Annual Swing for Wishes

  • On Thursday, October 23, 2014, hundreds of golfers came out to the Hawaii Prince Golf Club to raise money for Make-A-Wish Hawaii.

Sky , 4

ewing's sarcoma

I wish to go to Walt Disney World®

Sky Comes Full Circle

Angelina , 14

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

I wish to go to New York City

Angelina Visits the BIG APPLE!

Kristen , 18

Bone Cancer

I wish to meet the Pope

Kristen travels to the Vatican to meet Pope Benedict XVI

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Make-A-Wish® Hawaii
P.O. Box 1877
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 537-3118 x100