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Friends of Hawaii Charities

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Tournament host Friends of Hawaii Charities (Friends), a 501 ( c ) (3), was formed in 1998 as a result of the shared vision and collaboration of a group of Hawaii business and community leaders to generate needed funding for Hawaii's charitable organizations that serve women, children, youth, and the impoverished in the islands.

The Sony Open in Hawaii is the largest charity golf event in the Hawaiian Islands and 2022 marks the 24th year of Sony's title sponsorship. In 2021, the PGA TOUR, Sony Group Corporation, and Friends of Hawaii Charities announced the extension of Sony's title sponsorship of the Sony Open in Hawaii through 2026.  One of the TOUR's longest-tenured title sponsors, Sony has sponsored the Sony Open in Hawaii continuously since 1999. Every year, all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the local Hawaiian community through Friends of Hawaii Charities, supporting children, women, the elderly, and the impoverished. With generous support from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, nearly $22 million has been donated to over 350 charities to date.

For more information, visit www.friendsofhawaii.org.