Holiday Inn Club Vac ations® recently hosted its 14th RCI® Christel House Open at Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. A record $250,000 was raised for Christel House International, a charitable organization focused on transforming the lives of impoverished children around the world. More than 150 golfers representing 67 business partners participated June 13 at The Legends at Orange Lake Resort® a championship 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature designed golf course. Since its inception, the tournament has raised more than $1.75 million for the charities cause.
As the largest and most successful golf tournament held annually by Christel House, all proceeds support the charity’s mission of transforming the lives of impoverished children through education and additional services. Currently, Christel House operates six learning centers in India, Mexico, South Africa and the United States.
During the months of May and early June, all 26 resorts in the Orange Lake Holdings portfolio held events that raised more than $23,000 as part of this overall net donation.
“We are thrilled to support such a great organization and the mission of Christel House International,” said Don Harrill, CEO of Orange Lake Holdings. “Our company has, and will continue to support mission-driven organizations that help children and families. We’re also thankful for the generosity of our sponsors, particpants and team members involved in hosting events and raising funds at our resorts leading up to the golf event. We couldn’t have raised this record amount without their help.”
“Holiday Inn Club Vacations has been an incredible supporter of Christel House International for 14 years, and we are so thankful for their efforts,” said Christel House International Founder and CEO, Christel DeHaan. “This record donation truly shows that the company has a huge heart.”