HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS GRANTS $50,000 TO THE KAPI‘OLANI MEDICAL CENTER FOR WOMEN & CHILDREN AND MAUI MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER
Donation Part of Hyundai Tournament of Champions Season-Opening PGA TOUR Event
LAHAINA, Hawaii, Jan. 6, 2011 – At the 2011 Hyundai Tournament of Champions, Hyundai Hope on Wheels® donated $50,000 to the Kapi‘olani Medical Center for Women & Children, Hawaii’s only full-service children’s hospital, in partnership with Maui Memorial Medical Center to continue their efforts in the fight against childhood cancer across Hawaii. As cancer still remains the leading cause of death by disease of children in the U.S., these grant funds will allow Kapi‘olani Medical Center and Maui Memorial to continue programs and research to help kids fight cancer.
“The numerous charitable activities associated with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions and spearheaded by the Mark and Debi Rolfing Charitable Foundation are making an incredible difference in the lives of local children,” said Zafar Brooks, program director, Hyundai Hope on Wheels. “At Hyundai, we want to be a positive part of the communities in which we live and work, and this donation will help these leading healthcare facilities of Hawaii continue the fight against pediatric cancer.”
Hyundai Hope on Wheels is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is supported nationwide by all of Hyundai’s approximately 800 dealers to support healthcare organizations in the fight against childhood cancer. With a portion of every car sold donated by Hyundai and its dealers, Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated more than $23 million to children’s hospitals nationwide to help kids fight cancer. This is the first of many grants Hyundai Hope on Wheels will award in 2011, the 13th year of helping kids fight cancer. To learn more, please visit www.HyundaiHopeOnWheels.org.
This Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant is part of Hyundai’s commitment to local Hawaii communities during the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. Hyundai Motor America is the title sponsor of the PGA TOUR’s season-opening tournament at The Plantation Course in Kapalua that features an exclusive field of players who won on the PGA TOUR in 2010. This title sponsorship continues Hyundai’s “Big Voices in Big Places” strategy, positioning the Hyundai brand in the highest profile advertising venues, including the NFL’s Super Bowl, an exclusive automotive sponsorship of the Academy Awards and a global sponsorship of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™.
HYUNDAI HOPE ON WHEELS
Hyundai Hope on Wheels® is the united effort of all the approximately 800 Hyundai dealers across the U.S. to raise awareness about childhood cancer and celebrate the lives of children battling the disease. Hyundai Hope on Wheels has donated more than $23 million to childhood cancer research since 1998 and is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.