ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2016 –– As a result of funds raised at the recent Diamond Resorts Invitational, Diamond Resorts International® presented a check for $503,000 today to Florida Hospital for Children. The proceeds were raised at the annual event’s Champion’s Gala and auction at Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club in Celebration, Florida on January 16, 2016.
“Year after year, Diamond Resorts International® exceeds our expectations and continues to provide tremendous support through proceeds raised at their Champion’s Gala and auction at the invitational,” said Marla Silliman, Senior Executive Officer, Florida Hospital for Children. “We are honored to accept this generous donation as it will further our commitment to saving children’s lives and improving their health.”
The nationally televised, 54-hole, celebrity golf tournament delivered more than just daily entertainment on the course. The Diamond Resorts Invitational was a week-long, full-scale, multidimensional vacation experience consisting of activities for all ages, family-friendly excursions, dinner parties and headline concerts featuring performances by Colt Ford, Jake Owen and Huey Lewis and The News.
Over the past three years, the golf tournament has raised more than $1.7 million for Florida Hospital for Children.
“The Diamond Resorts Invitational is a special event for us because we get to showcase what we do best by delivering unforgettable vacation experiences, while taking advantage of this opportunity to give back to the local community,” said Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®. “We couldn’t imagine doing this for a more deserving organization than Florida Hospital for Children, and we hope this contribution aids the hospital in its vital, life-saving mission.”
About Diamond Resorts International®
Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII), with its network of more than 370 vacation destinations located in 35 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™
Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 370 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.