Root Beer Floats are sure to win over the hearts of Connecticut residents come August, as local Marriott Hotels are set to host an annual fundraiser in support of their long-standing support of non-profit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Locals, visitors and guests alike are invited to partake in the Root Beer Float Day fundraiser on August 6 at participating locations (list below). Associates will host root beer float fundraising activities with the proceeds going directly to Connecticut Children’s, your local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Floats will be available for a suggested donation of $5. 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 $135 million in the last 35 years. The company fundraises through a variety of events and activities throughout the year. For more information, visit Marriott’s Community Engagement webpage.
(list as of July 22, 2019)
- Hartford – Marriott Hartford Downtown
- Manchester – Fairfield Inn & Suites Hartford Manchester
- Mystic – Residence Inn By Marriott Mystic Groton
- Mystic – Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa
- Wallingford – Courtyard By Marriott New Haven Wallingford