Outrigger Resorts announces sponsorship of PGA kamaaina – Alex Ching
RELEASE NUMBER 38/15
WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, HAWAII – Outrigger Resorts announced today that it is sponsoring local professional golfer, Alex Ching, as he embarks on the PGA TOUR China. Through this unique partnership, Outrigger Resorts seeks to connect with travelers from China as a part of its efforts to welcome more Chinese visitors to Hawaii and its global portfolio throughout Asia Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Ching will represent Outrigger Resorts throughout the tour, bearing the company’s logo and being an ambassador for the aloha that Outrigger offers all of its guests.
“I am both honored and privileged to sign with Outrigger Resorts,” remarked Ching. “I truly believe in what they stand by – Ohana and Aloha are two strong values I live by. I am extremely excited to represent not only a great company but also my home state of Hawaii.”
“Outrigger is dedicated to sharing our brand with visitors around the world who are looking to experience the finest beach destinations,” said David Carey, president and chief executive officer of Outrigger Enterprises Group. “As we align ourselves with budding local talent like Alex, we are excited at the opportunity to watch him succeed, and to better market our destinations to potential Chinese visitors.”
Ching was born in Honolulu, and graduated from Punahou School. He went on to play golf for the University of San Diego and turned pro in 2012. Ching has played in multiple PGA TOUR events across the world, and qualified for the PGA TOUR China Series where he tied with Jon McLean and Kenneth McCready. Outside of golf, Ching is an active waterman, enjoying surfing, body boarding, kayaking and fishing.
The PGA TOUR China is an open-competition professional golf tour that made its debut in 2014 with 12 events, all played in China. This year’s schedule features a 13-tournament slate that began in Haikou on March 30-April 5 with the Buick Open and concludes Nov 23-29 with the CTS Tycoon Championship in Shenzhen. For more information, visit http://www.pgatour.com/pga-tour-china.html.
This sponsorship is part of Outrigger Resorts’ longstanding dedication to the local sporting events community. Outrigger Resorts is proud to support world-class sporting events in Hawaii including the Honolulu Marathon, Hapalua Half Marathon, the XTERRA Trail Run Series and XTERRA World Tour championships, Duke’s OceanFest, as well as sports programs that include University of Hawaii Athletics.