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The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia to Host Root Beer Float on August 6th Supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

PHILADELPHIA, PA – August 1, 2018 – In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the partnership between Marriott International and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia invites locals and guests alike to partake in a Root Beer Float Day on Monday, August 6, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, 10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia PA.

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia will offer complimentary root beer floats to guests in exchange for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network, which distributes funds to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Guests and locals can enjoy a complimentary Root Beer Float in the main lobby of the hotel property (Broad Street entrance). 

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. 

“Our hotel is delighted to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with Root Beer Float Day. Who doesn’t love a classic root beer float? Our hotel property will personally make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network on behalf of our Ladies and Gentlemen. These proceeds are distributed locally to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,” said Leonard Buckley, General Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.

The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia is located at 10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia PA. 

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