SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, announced today a new relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As the first event of this partnership in the Phoenix area, Choice Hotels volunteers, including several members of senior leadership, will renovate the Virginia G. Piper branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale on October 19, 2016.
"Choice Hotels places great value in the building of relationships, whether it's through travel or a local community organization, and Boys & Girls Clubs are an excellent champion of nurturing those relationships," said Steve Joyce, President and CEO, Choice Hotels. "As a Boys & Girls Club alum, this is an organization near and dear to my heart. I can testify to the positive impact it has had on my life, and I'm looking forward to our company playing a role in helping to build the future of Boys & Girls Clubs."
The volunteer event will kick off at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, with remarks from Choice Hotels' President and CEO, and former Boys & Girls Club member, Steve Joyce. Following his remarks, approximately 75 Choice Hotels volunteers from its Scottsdale, Arizona corporate headquarters, along with members from the local Boys & Girls Club, will participate in renovation activities including landscaping, installing new furniture and painting.
The Piper branch serves an average of 200 kids and teens ages 5-18 daily providing a safe place with adult mentors and high impact programming centered around healthy lifestyles, academic success, good character and career development. With more than 4,200 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, Choice Hotels and its franchisees are setting forth to help enrich the lives of children who need it the most.
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest lodging companies. With more than 6,400 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International® represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of June 30, 2016, 673 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria® hotels & suites, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels™ brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With 28 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
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