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Marriott Golf Tournament Raises over $50,000 for Children’s Hospital Colorado

The Colorado sun is finally shining – it’s officially golf season!

Marriott Colorado Hotels Business Council hosted their 15th annual Children’s Miracle Network Golf Tournament on June 10th, raising money for Children’s Hospital Colorado. The 2019 tournament showcased a new course to the event – Riverdale Dunes Golf Course in Brighton, Colorado.

After a breezy morning full of excited golfers, the announcements were made and the carts were on their way to start at 7:30am.

Around 9:30am, Colorado CMN Champion Maelle showed up to the course, ready to make the rounds in her own cart and sell CMN bracelets and pins for additional donations as she thanked the participants. Maelle was freshly off of her second round of chemotherapy treatment for an Optic Nerve Tumor. She sported only the most fashionable sunglasses to protect her eyes, and of course, numerous sprays of sunscreen.

“So many of our associates and their families use the services provided my Children’s Hospital,” says Chad Conrad, Chairman of the Business Council and co-coordinator of the tournament, along with Michael Weiner. “It is important to remember the impact it brings to our culture and families.”

Maelle met the golfers in the clubhouse as they finished their rounds and headed to lunch. After announcements of scorecards and auction item reminders, it was finally Maelle’s time to shine on the microphone and share her story. After she finished, there was a standing ovation in the room, and not many dry eyes in the facility.

It was a beautiful day to come together for a fun and incredibly successful fundraiser for Children’s Hospital Colorado, raising record-breaking numbers through the tournament. “This year’s Marriott Business Council Golf Tournament was by far the best yet!  I am so proud of the team, sponsors, and golfers coming together to support the efforts of Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Over the last decade we have been able to grow our tournament size, participation and funds raised to over $50,000.  Marriott will continue to push this annual fundraiser to the top in the Denver Market.” says Conrad.

From all of us at Children’s Hospital Colorado – thank you Chad, Michael, and the entire Marriott family for executing such a phenomenal event!