Marriott 'Tees Off' to Help Fund Children's Miracle Network

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Marriott announces eighth-consecutive sponsorship of the annual Teeing Off for Kids! Charity Tournament in aid of the Children’s Miracle Network and the Hospital for Sick Children

Marriott is committed to supporting the Children’s Miracle Network to help provide funding for SickKids

On Thursday, May 27th, the Toronto Marriott family of hotels will host the annual Teeing Off for Kids! Charity Tournament in support of Children’s Miracle Network. This year marks the eighth-consecutive sponsorship of the event by Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada, which has resulted in over $200,000 raised for the charity to fund research at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. This year’s tournament will take place at Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Brampton, Ontario.

“Marriott is committed to supporting the Children’s Miracle Network to help provide funding for SickKids,” says Scott Allison, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada. “We commend SickKids and the Children’s Miracle Network for their work in treating sick children around the world and are honoured to provide funding each year through Teeing Off for Kids.”

Registered participants will have the opportunity to bid on a selection of items from sponsors, including several overnight accommodation packages at various Marriott properties across Canada, an autographed Toronto Maple Leafs hockey jersey, and an autographed Toronto Raptors basketball jersey. In addition to the wide selection of silent auction items, there will also be live auction items, including a trip for two to Chicago, courtesy of Porter Airlines; a two-night stay at any Marriott location in Canada including two roundtrip first class VIA Rail tickets for the Windsor-Quebec City Corridor, courtesy of VIA Rail and Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada; and a Skybox rental during a Blue Jays Game, plus a $1,000 food credit, courtesy of the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel.

During the 2009 Teeing Off for Kids! Charity Tournament, Marriott helped Children's Miracle Network raise approximately $30,000 in much-needed funding for research at SickKids through the SickKids Foundation. Marriott has set a goal to raise $33,000 for this year's tournament through donations, live and silent auctions and 50/50 draws throughout the tournament.

For more information about the 2010 Teeing Off for Kids! Charity Tournament, or to see a list of complete auction items, please visit http://www.cmngolf.ca.

About Marriott International:
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in 66 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at http://www.marriott.com.

About Children's Miracle Network:
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. To learn more go to http://www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca.

About SickKids Foundation:
SickKids Foundation was established in 1972. Its mission is to inspire its communities to invest in health and scientific advances to improve the lives of children and their families in Canada and around the world. Its vision is "Healthier children. A better world."
In addition to its support of The Hospital for Sick Children, the Foundation has a mandate to support children's health on a national basis. SickKids Foundation invests $4 million annually across Canada in paediatric research, focusing on issues important to children's health which have not been addressed elsewhere.

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