Marriott Vacations Worldwide Celebrates 20 Years of Caring for the Children of Central Florida with Annual Charity Golf Event

On July 11, Marriott Vacations Worldwide hosted its 20th Annual Caring Classic charity golf tournament at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes. Proceeds from the tournament benefitted Children’s Miracle Network at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

This year’s event met a full field of 39 teams, 85 percent of them returning from the previous year. Participants could take part in several fun activities including a chipping challenge and luncheon catered by presenting sponsor, Talk of The Town Restaurant Group.

Proceeds raised at the event all stay local and directly benefit the Arnold Palmer Medical Center and their pediatric and neonatal programs.

"The generous philanthropic efforts of Marriott Vacations Worldwide have enabled ArnoldPalmer Hospital for Children fund cutting edge pediatric research, purchase life-saving equipment and fund pediatric programs like Child Life, where we provide therapy through medical play, visual arts, dance, music and more," said Rebekah Nantais, Director ofDevelopment, Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. "Our promise to our patients and their families is that we will always strive to be the best because the children and families in our community deserve the best. This is our promise to our patients and families,and it is the continued commitment and support that helps make this possible."

Since the inauguration of the tournament in 1997, more than $2.5 million has been raised.