In celebration of the 35th anniversary of the partnership between Marriott International and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the Newport Marriott invites locals and guests alike to partake in a Root Beer Float Day fundraiser on August 6 from 11 am to 2 pm in the hotel’s lobby Plank Bar.

Newport Marriott associates will offer root beer floats to attendees in exchange for a donation to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Hasbro Children’s Hospital. Hotel guests and the public are invited to stop in any time between 11 am and 2 pm to enjoy a root beer float for a donation of their choosing. All proceeds will benefit Hasbro Children’s Hospital’s efforts to address the common and uncommon health needs of children.

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.


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