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Kapalua, HI  – July 31, 2018 – In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the partnership between Marriott International and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua invites locals and guests alike to partake in a Root Beer Float Day fundraiser on August 6 in each of its food and beverage outlets.

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua will offer root beer floats with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Kapiʻolani Medical Center. The resort will countdown to this very special day beginning August 1 with a different root beer inspired delight in the following venues –

Burger Shack – Root Beer Shake
‘Ai ‘Ono Tacos & Tequila – Skinny Root Beer Float
Alaloa Lounge – Adult Root Beer Float
The Banyan Tree – Vanilla Cream Martini
Kai Café – Root Beer Float Whoopie Pie

During the week of August 6, participating Marriott International hotels throughout the United States and Canada will host root beer floats fundraising activities with the proceeds going directly to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Root Beer Float Day is a nod to Marriott’s beginnings when company founder, Bill Marriott, Sr., and his wife Alice opened two root beer stands in Washington, D.C., in the 1920s.

“We wouldn’t be the organization we are today without the support of Marriott as our longest-standing corporate partner,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Marriott associates and guests are among the most passionate fundraisers we have.”

Marriott associates and guests have raised $120 million in the last 35 years. The company fundraises through a variety of events and activities.