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The 8th Marriott North China Charity Golf Tournament 2017
Published on: 2017-07-10
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1Adhering to Marriott Spirit to Serve, the highly-expected 8th Marriott North China Charity Golf Tournament was inaugurated on June 24th in support of Marriott International . Yao Foundation Hope Project. The event raised RMB700, 000 donating to Yao Foundation for developing Chinese youth education in rural area.

More than 150 players, including Mr. Yao Ming, the founder of Yao Foundation, Marriott International Greater China and North China Management Team, Marriott Greater China Business Councils representatives, sponsors and corporate partners, gathered at this annually event to support this great cause.

Title sponsored by ROCARSTAR, this year's event was hosted by 32 Marriott properties of 13 brands within North China area. Started around 8 at Beijing Country Golf Club with an opening ceremony, the tournament have 9 catering counters designed with different features to ensure all participants have enjoyed Marriott standard services as well as the game itself during the 18-hole tournament.

After the game, participants enjoyed award cocktail, where all 12 individual prizes and 5 group prizes were awarded. 6 players won lucky draw prizes including round-trip flights to Hawaii, free stays at Wailea Beach Resort - Marriott.

Quoting from Mr. Henry Li, the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Marriott International Greater China, "Marriott and Yao Foundation have established the partnership since 2013 with the aim of developing the PE in rural areas in China. The Marriott North China Charity Golf Tournament has been held for 8 years and attracted high attention as well as support. We strongly appreciate our business partners for their great support to the development of Chinese teenage physical education, which enlightened children from less-developed area and opened for them a portal of opportunity to the whole world. We also appreciate the excellent work of our Marriott associates who are always active to deliver the Marriott Spirit to Serve our communities and honoring the 90th anniversary of Marriott International."

Until 2016, Marriott has already donated 7.5 million RMB, establishing three Marriott . Yao Foundation Hope School in Sichuan and Guizhou, also sent volunteers to support Yao Foundation Hope School Basketball season, which has covered 375 country schools in 25 provinces and benefited more than 5.1 million teenagers.

Spirit to Serve Our Community is one of the core values of Marriott, in addition to the annual Charity Golf Tournament, Marriott North China also holds the Charity Gala Dinner in October as another annual charity event to raise fund for Yao Foundation.

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