Southern California Beach Resort Supports Local Charity Event

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Enjoy Cocktails and the 2008 Chopper Drop for a Good Cause at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort

Be a part of Dana Point history and join The Sand Dollar Guild as they support local education for children with their highly anticipated 2008 Chopper Drop taking place at Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort.

The Sand Dollar Guild has contributed over $700,000 to the Ocean Institute and its programs. Proceeds from this year's event will benefit the construction of a new Seaside Learning Center at the Ocean Institute. The new waterside facility will include a Science Lab, Discovery Pool, Boat House and more, that will inspire and educate children and the public about marine biology and history.

The Sand Dollar Guild, now in its 20th year, is pleased to announce its premier fundraising event, the 5th Annual Chopper Drop for Children's Education. A $15 donation enters you to win one of three grand prizes, while a $75 donation entitles you to one invitation to the Chopper Drop Cocktail Party to watch the balls drop and enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine at this lovely hotel in Dana Point, CA on Sunday, September 28, 2008 at 4 p.m.

Experience the stunning Southern California beach resort on the water while enjoying the opportunity to be a part of something as important as the education of children. Like in past years, colored balls will be available for a $100 donation. The three prizes offered are as follows:

  •     Grand Prize: Fiji Getaway for Two
  •     Second Prize: Sunset Cruise on the Tallship "Spirit of Dana Point"
  •     Third Prize: $1,000 Cash Reward

Join with the Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort and this Dana Point event in support The Sand Dollar Guild and The Ocean Institute with an evening of heartwarming fun and fabulous food for a notable cause.

About Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort
Discover an intimate Laguna Beach resort tucked among the cliffs of the Pacific coast at Dana Point Beach. Located close to John Wayne Airport, this Dana Point beach resort strikes a perfect balance between accessibility and privacy. Boasting a gorgeous landscape and vistas outshining area hotels near Laguna Beach, this appealing hideaway for couples, families and business travelers offers a variety of luxurious amenities. Guests enjoy two heated outdoor pools, exquisite meals at The Vue - a newly renovated Laguna Beach restaurant - and relaxing retreats in one of 376 lavish rooms and suites. Unwind at The Spa at Laguna Cliffs, a new 14,000 square foot spa offering a full menu of services and 10 treatment rooms. Dana Point resort weddings and events come alive in 37,000 square feet of outdoor space overlooking the sparkling shoreline. As a premier Southern California romantic beach resort and event facility, the Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort, is sure to amaze. For more information or to make a reservation, call 949-661-5000 or visit

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