ARDA Honors Diamond Resorts With The ACE Philanthropic Award

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ARDA ACE Philanthropic Award
8 Jan 2015

ARDA Honors Diamond Resorts With The ACE Philanthropic Award

Diamond Resorts International® has been honored with this year’s American Resort Development Association’s (ARDA) ACE Philanthropic Award. The award comes in recognition of Diamond’s first annual Brian Gay Golf Invitational, which raised more than $410,000 for the Florida Hospital for Children last year.  This year’s Golf Invitational, the 2nd Annual, took place on December 12-14, 2014 at the Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club, Orlando, FL.

“We’re pleased with ARDA’s recognition of last year’s successful first Brian Gay Golf Invitational,” said Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Sales Officer. “The real recognition goes to everyone who made the Invitational possible — the celebrities, golfers, sponsors, fans and everyone within the organization who worked on the project. We’re very proud to have been able to raise more than $400,000 for such a worthy cause and are looking forward to this year’s tournament.”

The Brian Gay Invitational presented by Diamond Resorts International® is a best in class celebrity/amateur golf tournament held annually each December.  Net proceeds from the event were donated to the Walt Disney Pavilion at The Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando, Florida. The medical facility supports a world-class staff of pediatric specialists dedicated to the care of children. The hospital’s lobby features Disney characters and interactive games to help ease the fear and anxiety of young patients.

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