SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

January 09, 2013 10:28 ET

Tampa Hotel Near Hidden River Park Joins 5K Run for Everyday Blessings, Inc.

Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North Helps Miracles Happen for Kids

TEMPLE TERRACE, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 9, 2013) - Making the dash to help kids in need, associates of a prominent hotel near Hidden River Park donned their running gear December 1, 2012 in an effort to raise funds in support of Everyday Blessings, Inc.

While the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North served as a corporate sponsor of the Everyday Blessings, Inc. Inaugural 5K Walk/Run as part of the Marriott brand's continuing dedication to community, associates of this green hotel in North Tampa stepped up as participants to help ensure its success. Aimed at raising funds to benefit Everyday Blessings, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to helping sibling foster children stay together while they await placement, the event drew runners of all ages and skill levels to Siesta Key Beach and was determined a "great success" by the organization.

Katya Sljusar, general manager of the Tampa hotel near University of South Florida led the entourage of associates who participated, which included Matt Berry, guest services manager; Tammy Dixon, director of sales; Gina Vasquez, executive housekeeper; Lourdes Blandon, assistant executive Housekeeper, and Maria Salazar, housekeeper.

Joining the employees in their fund-raising efforts were corporate team of the Fairfield Inn & Suites North Tampa Hotel's parent company, 3H Group Hotels -- Bob and Jessica Dollinger, Mike Deprez, Greg Perry and Lamar Heard, who provided great financial support to the associates in their quest to support the event and Everyday Blessings' mission to nurture foster children who have often been neglected and abused.

Recognizing the importance of providing service to the community in which it does business, the Fairfield Inn & Suites North Tampa Hotel maintains a strong base of community service projects and specifically supports local hospitals such as the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida Hospital, Shiners Hospital, Florida Orthopedic Institute and the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital by providing special rates to patients and their families. The hotel's support of Everyday Blessings, Inc. will allow the organization to help in addressing the needs of the nearly 2,500 children within Hillsborough County who are in out-of-home care by providing a residential program designed to serve up to 30 children with a normal routine that includes live-in caregivers who provide "family" experiences in a nurturing environment.

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North

The Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North is a newly renovated hotel near Busch Gardens Tampa, FL that welcomes guests with stylish accommodations ideal for vacationing families or extended-stay travelers. Offering well-appointed guest rooms and spacious studio suites designed for both comfort and functionality so guests can make the most of their travel time, the hotel is conveniently located near shopping and entertainment venues as well as other popular attractions including the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Channel Side, Ybor City and many local beaches. On-site amenities include a fitness center available to hotel guests only, a refreshing outdoor pool, well-equipped business center and 24-hour Market for snacks and last-minute needs.

Contact Information

    Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North
    12260 Morris Bridge Road
    Temple Terrace, Florida 33637