Tokyo, Japan - Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that it has extended its sponsorship contract of the Sony Open in Hawaii for an additional four years, until 2022. The tournament is part of the PGA Tour and is organized with Friends of Hawaii Charities.
The Sony Open has been continuously sponsored by Sony since 1999, and next year's tournament marks the 20th
anniversary of this sponsorship. Every year, all proceeds from this event are channeled back into the Hawaiian community and donated to charitable organizations that support children, women, the elderly, and the poor. With a significant start of generating $256,000 for charities*1
in 1999, the tournament charity proceeds have surpassed the $1 million mark annually for the 13 years since 2005. With a total of approximately $17 million donated to 350 charities, the tournament is the largest charity sports event in Hawaii.
- *1: Since 2000, proceeds from the tournament have been matched by The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., a charity partner that assists low-income and vulnerable individuals and families through nonprofit grants to direct-service providers. Find out more at The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.