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April 03, 2013 15:19 ET

Raleigh, NC Hotel Group Hosts Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Autism Speaks

Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley Offers Convenient Place to Stay for Charity Walk, Tournament

RALEIGH, NC--(Marketwired - Apr 3, 2013) - Golfers and golf fans looking for a way to give back can put a little feel-good back into their swing at Summit Hospitality Group's Inaugural Charity Golf Classic on April 15, 2013. The tournament, hosted by Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley's ownership group, will directly benefit Autism Speaks, a world-leading autism science and advocacy organization.

The weekend to benefit autism kicks off on Saturday, April 13th with Walk Now for Autism Speaks, which comes to Raleigh for the first time ever. After the walk, rest up in a Raleigh hotel suite before heading to Autism Awareness Day, hosted by Summit. Held at East Village Grille from 12 to 6pm, the family-friendly event will offer activities and entertainment including face painting, clowns and bouncy castles. Traditional Southern-style food will also be on sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Autism Speaks.

The weekend will come to a close on Monday, April 15th with the Inaugural Charity Golf Classic. Held at Brier Creek Country Club in Raleigh, NC, the event will feature a full day of golf followed by an evening reception with food and a silent auction; proceeds will benefit the Autism Speaks Carolina Community.

"As a Summit Hospitality Group hotel, we are excited to be part of Autism Awareness Day and the Inaugural Charity Golf Classic," says the general manager of this hotel near RDU Airport. "With the rising number of autism cases, we hope that by drawing attention to this developmental disability we can help in finding a much-needed cure."

For more information on Walk Now for Autism Speaks, visit To purchase tickets to the golf tournament, visit

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About the Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley
Whether in town for a campus visit, business meeting or much-needed vacation, the Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley offers style, comfort, convenience and affordability. Easily accessible via I-440, this Raleigh hotel features a great-room lobby, where guests can work, relax, meet and eat -- all in a place that feels like home. Connect with free Wi-Fi, lounge around in comfortable seating, stock up on snacks at the 24/7 Market, or enjoy a hearty breakfast or dinner at The Bistro, featuring a menu of fresh, delicious items, plus beer and wine.

Working guests who need more than just an Internet connection will find a variety of available services in the business center and a meeting room that can host up to 40 attendees. With a location near Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina State University, Research Triangle Park and downtown Raleigh, the Courtyard Raleigh Crabtree Valley is a convenient meeting spot. These Raleigh hotel accommodations feature a fresh, simple aesthetic with plenty of space for working and living. Each guest room offers a minifridge, upgraded bath amenities, coffee/tea service, 32-inch LCD TV, complimentary wireless Internet, desk and bed outfitted with custom comforter, thick mattress and fluffy pillows. For relaxation, head to the fitness center or outdoor pool. Nearby find top shopping and dining at Crabtree Valley Mall.

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