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Sony golf tourney helps isles in more ways than 1

Mark Wilson was not the only winner at the Sony Open. He is joined by more than 140 Hawaii not-for-profit recipients of more than $1 million. The amount, which surpassed Wilson’s winnings, is distributed by Friends of Hawaii Charities Inc. mainly to charities that serve Hawaii’s children, women, elderly and others in need.

Over the past 13 years, the Sony Open has raised more than $11 million for the charities. That’s a mighty swing. 

Isle banks doing their part to help Hawaii, too

It’s great to see First Hawaiian Bank being part of the islands’ big charity outreach.

A big part: "The bank that says yes" has pledged $2.5 million for 400 charities, with employees and retirees raising $560,000 of that total.

Bank of Hawaii recently delivered $1 million to 20 local nonprofits.

Not that it’s a competition, but why discourage a trend? Who’s the next bank in line?

And generous millionaires: The gauntlet is thrown down to you, too.

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