Bethesda, Md. – May 27, 2014 - Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) joins as a sponsor of the Wounded Warriors Family Support High Five Tour 2014 providing room nights across the tour’s 48 state journey from California to Maine. Traveling in a red, white and blue 2014 Ford Mustang GT500, the tour stops in 65 cities on a mission to say thank you, and show appreciation to our country’s military families for their sacrifices.
Absolutely 100 percent of all funds raised from the tour will support the construction of “smart homes” for deserving wounded warriors and their families. These specially designed homes are custom-built to provide the severely wounded veterans quality of life and independence that otherwise would not be possible.
“Marriott is proud to join as a sponsor of the Wounded Warriors Family Support High Five Tour,” said David Rodriguez, executive vice president & chief human resources officer of Marriott International. “This partnership is another extension of our work with veteran organizations, and helps support our commitment to recruiting veterans returning from active duty that are interested in hospitality careers.” The tour stopped at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on May 24, and will visit Marriott Headquarters on July 8, 2014.
“The High Five Tour 2014 is about showing our support to military families across the nation,” said Colonel John Folsom, USMCR (Ret.), founder and president of Wounded Warriors Family Support. “Our mission is also to positively affect the lives of wounded veterans who have made tremendous sacrifices in the line of duty. We’re excited to bring the High Five Tour 2014 to Marriott properties.”
“True North Hotel Group became involved with the Wounded Warriors Family Support High Five Tour last year when several Marriott’s franchise partners provided rooms for the tour drivers,” says Lewis H. Wiens, chairman & CEO, True North Hotel Group. “Motivated by this positive experience and Marriott’s ability to provide lodging at nearly every stop along the Tour, the collaboration just felt like a win-win.”
For a full list of scheduled Tour stops, visit www.HighFiveTour.com.
About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties, and more than 690,000 rooms in 77 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. For more than 80 years, the company has been committed to guest satisfaction. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together surpass 45 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Marriott’s Veterans Career Page (www.marriottvetcareers.com) helps veteran job seekers identify the right opportunities through a customized Military Occupation Translator tool that was developed with assistance from Military.com. Recently launched, a mobile veterans career site now allows job seekers to search for careers using our Occupation Translator Tool and fully apply while on their mobile device.
About The High Five Tour
For more information on the High Five Tour 2014, including the tour’s schedule and how to donate, visit www.HighFiveTour.com. Wounded Warriors Family Support will provide timely updates about the tour on Facebook and Twitter. For more information about Wounded Warriors Family Support, visit www.wwfs.org.
Angela Wiggins, Marriott International
Trenton Albers, PR Coordinator