秉承万豪国际集团全新推出的社会影响力和可持续发展平台‘服务360’的宗旨-致力于创造更多机会来帮助有需要的人, 备受瞩目的2018年万豪国际中国东区慈善高尔夫赛于上海华丽开杆。万豪国际中国东区酒店通过本届慈善高尔夫赛共募集了人民币838,650元善款, 将会捐献给万豪国际的慈善合作伙伴，姚基金，并用于支持中国贫困地区的教育事业。姚基金是著名前中国篮球运动员姚明于2008年发起并被公众所熟知的慈善公益组织。
In line with Marriott International’s new social impact and sustainability platform, ‘Serve 360’, cluster hotels in East China today hosted the highly anticipated 2018 Marriott East China Charity Golf Tournament to empower those in need by creating opportunities. Marriott East China Hotels have raised RMB838, 650 through the Charity Golf that took place in Shanghai. All net proceeds will be donated to Marriott International’s charity partner, Yao Foundation, to support physical education in China’s rural areas. Yao Foundation is a highly regarded charity organization established in 2008 by the Chinese former basketball player, Yao Ming.
The charity golf tournament took place at the Shanghai Agile Mickelson Shanghai International Club with the participation of more than 144 golfers that included corporate customers, sponsorship partners and senior executives of Marriott International.
Since 2013, we have collaborated with the Yao Foundation, committed to establish seven Hope Primary schools and supporting the Yao Foundation Hope Primary School Basketball Seasons.
“To further foster children’s education in China, we have extended the partnership and have established three Hope Primary Schools in the southwestern region of China. We have built libraries and computer rooms, donated necessary hardware, as well as provided supporting resources and organized four basketball seasons. ”said Alfred Gao, Chairman of Marriott East China Business Council. “We would like to thank our sponsors and associates for their kind support for this charity golf tournament. They will help our efforts in opening doors to a world of opportunities to the children in rural China.”
“We are once again delighted to have this chance to work with Yao Foundation to bring educational opportunities to China’s rural children. Marriott East China is not just about opening new hotels; what we care about is building – building people, building economies and building communities,” said Michael Malik, Area Vice President, East China, Marriott International.
The 2018 tournament was jointly hosted by a cluster of 91 Marriott International hotels in 22 cities, including 18 brands. The participants were served with authentic “Marriott International” hospitality. Throughout the Golf Tournament Holes, 18 different Marriott branded hotels each offered a signature culinary journey to ensure an impressive event. We appreciated the great support from the platinum sponsors and they are BMW Group, Callaway and ARC Glassware (China) Co Ltd. The winner of the hole-in-one had the opportunity to win the prize of a BMW 630Li vehicle. Following the tournament, an award ceremony and reception was enjoyed by all players and participants in the Agile Mickelson Shanghai International Clubhouse.
“Serving our world” is one of Marriott International’s core values. The company is committed to making a contribution to the well-being of the communities in which it operates in and making the world a better place. Besides this annual Charity Golf Tournament, the Black Tie Gala Dinner, will take place in October and is the other major annual fundraising activity the Marriott East China hotels organize to raise funds for the Yao Foundation.