Gaylord Hotels and Teach For America Join Forces

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August ‘Rooms for Good’ Program Honors Teachers and their Students

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This August, Gaylord Hotels honors teachers across the country through its partnership with Teach For America. As Gaylord Hotels’ Rooms for Good featured charity during this month, Teach For America will receive 10 percent of the total Rooms for Good package rate booked at all four of the brand’s resorts.

Teach For America is a national nonprofit that recruits, trains, and supports top college graduates and professionals who commit to teach for two years in under-resourced schools and become lifelong leaders in the pursuit of educational equity. This fall, 9,300 corps members will be teaching in 43 regions across the country, impacting 600,000 students.

“We’re grateful to be Gaylord Hotels’ selected charity this month,” said Kyle Ridaught, vice president of corporate relations at Teach For America. “This support will help us to continue to recruit, train, and develop teachers to work in high-need schools across the country and lead their students to academic and lifelong success.”

The exclusive Teach For America Rooms for Good package rates start at $179* per couple/per night, based on availability and include one night’s accommodations at one of Gaylord Hotels’ four properties, located in some of America’s most popular destinations, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, just outside of Orlando, Fla., in the heart of America’s Country Music Capital, Nashville, Tenn., and in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, in the Lone Star State. Gaylord Hotels’ partnership with Teach For America also offers teachers a discounted room rate starting at $139* per couple/per night, based on availability**. The Teach For America Rooms for Good package is available throughout the month of August.

“As a hotel company that caters to the family market during August, and with ‘back to school’ just around the corner, we believe this cause will resonate with our customers,” said Amy Atkinson, Gaylord Hotels’ vice president of leisure marketing and public relations. “The outpouring of support for our Rooms for Good program has been heartwarming. We’re excited to be working with the Teach For America organization, and we know our guests will be enthusiastic about their mission.”

Rooms for Good is a co-operative marketing and fundraising program that features a different charity each month. In addition to raising money for non-profit organizations, Gaylord Hotels raises awareness of the cause through its advertising, public relations and social media platforms.

For more information and to book a Rooms for Good getaway, visit

About Gaylord Hotels®
Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland, which just celebrated its year anniversary in April 2009. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit:

About Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. This fall, 9,300 corps members will be teaching in 43 regions across the country, while nearly 24,000 Teach For America alumni continue working from inside and outside the field of education for the fundamental changes necessary to ensure educational excellence and equity. For more information, visit

*The rate varies at each resort and excludes tax, parking and resort fee. More information is available at
**Proof of employment at educational foundation required upon arrival.


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