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Marriott Vacations Worldwide Raises $220,000 at the 21st Annual Caring Classic Charity Golf Event

Marriott Vacations Worldwide recently hosted the 21st Annual Caring Classic charity golf tournament benefitting Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, the local Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Central Florida. This year the golf tournament raised $220,000 for the charity, which brings the overall cumulative total raised since the tournament’s inception in 1997 to over $2.7 million in funds.

“I am so proud of our team and the effort they put forth to raise an incredible amount of money to help sick and injured children in our community get better,” said Stephen P. Weisz, president and chief executive officer. “This extraordinary effort combined with the continued commitment and support from our partners year after year allow the hospital to invest in life-saving medical equipment and provide a wide range of services for so many families in our community.”

This year’s tournament was again held at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grande Lakes where more than a full field of 40 teams sold out in a few, short weeks. Golfers, sponsors and other supporters enjoyed a unique on-course experience that included everything from shooting a golf ball out of a cannon, food trucks and a chipping challenge, all followed by a celebratory lunch. Over 60 Marriott Vacations Worldwide associate volunteers and golf staff provided an exceptional on-course hospitality and golf experience for the participants.


Proceeds raised will be used locally and directly benefit pediatric programs at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies. Marriott Vacations Worldwide is committed to its continued support of different hospital initiatives for the betterment of children in the Orlando community.

“We are grateful for the continued support of Marriott Vacations Worldwide and their committed business partners,” said John Bozard, President, Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation. “They truly understand the importance of providing critical funding for the care and treatment of our patients and their families. Because of their philanthropy, we are able to ensure that our youngest, most fragile patients continue to receive the most advanced care possible in a comforting environment. Whether it is during their time spent in our hospital or through treatments made possible with new equipment, the lives of our young patients will be better because of their support.”