April 05, 2013 // Franchising.com // MCLEAN, Va. - Building on the basketball fever of the NCAA tournament, Hampton Hotels is bringing its Hands-On Hamptonality community relations program to the youth of Atlanta. Through a partnership with CBS EcoMedia and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Strong4Life movement to promote healthy habits and lifestyles, Hampton is delivering a much-needed gymnasium renovation to the John H. Harland Boys & Girls Club, which serves more than 265 area children and teens each day during after-school hours. In addition, theglobal hotel brand is scoring extra points with the donation of new sports equipment to all 24 Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta.
Since late February, nearly 100 local Hampton Team Member volunteers from the area's 41 properties have supported the refurbishment, which includes the installation of a new rubberized playing surface, backboards, overhead lighting as well as revamped locker rooms and game rooms.
"For many of our kids, the Boys & Girls Club is their home away from home - they study, they relax, and most of all, they play," said Missy Dugan, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. "The Club upgrades and new equipment will deliver a whole new level of excitement to their after-school experience."
Hands-On Hamptonality is Hampton Hotels' signature community relations program that aims to inspire acts of service, both large and small, to help build stronger and more connected communities through the spirit of hospitality. The program enables Team Members to extend their friendly service culture, known as "Hamptonality," beyond the hotels' walls.
"At Hampton, our commitment to service is more than just volunteering," said Judy Christa-Cathey, vice president, focused service brands, Hilton Worldwide. "It's about anticipating the needs of others and then committing to action. Through our overall ethos of service and partnership with organizations like the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, we can truly bring the spirit of Hamptonality to life."
To celebrate the renovation's completion, a basketball tournament will be held for all 24 Metro Atlanta Boys & Girls Clubs on Saturday, April 6, culminating with the championship games on Sunday, April 7 at the Harland Boys & Girls Club.
The renovation will also be featured in the fifth installment of the hotel brand's "Hamptonality Moments" video series on YouTube, which showcases real guest stories about their extraordinary interactions with Hampton hotels and Team Members.
For more information about Hands-On Hamptonality or the "Hamptonality Moments" video series, visit the Hampton Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Hampton. For more information about Hampton Hotels, visit http://news.hampton.com, www.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com.
The Hampton Hotels brand, including Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Hampton by Hilton, is an award-winning leader in the mid-priced hotel segment, serving value-conscious and quality-driven travelers. With over 1,900 properties totaling more than 185,000 rooms in 11 countries, Hampton Hotels is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company. All Hampton hotels offer comfortable surroundings and a friendly service culture, defined as "Hamptonality," delivered by over 50,000 Team Members and supported by the 100% Hampton Guarantee®, reinforcing its commitment to providing excellent service to both business and leisure travelers alike. High-quality and consistent accommodations and amenities such as free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and the latest technology and innovations, such as multi-unit Power Cubes and the brand's signature Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®, combined with numerous locations worldwide, have made Hampton a leader in its segment and one of the fastest growing hotel brands globally. Please visit www.hampton.com,http://news.hampton.com or www.hamptonoffers.com for more information and connect with Hampton Hotels online at www.faceboook.com/Hampton, http://twitter.com/Hamptonor www.youtube.com/Hampton.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta's mission is to save and change the lives of children and teens, especially those who need us most, by providing a safe, positive and engaging environment and programs that prepare and inspire them to achieve Great Futures. Through 24 Clubs in 10 metro counties, trained and professional staff serve more than 3,800 youth (ages 6-18) daily through programs that foster academic success, healthy lifestyles and character and leadership development. BGCMA also oversees Camp Kiwanis, a 160-acre outdoor residence camp, and the Youth Art Connection (YAC), a gallery and workspace for young artists. While the cost to effectively serve those who need us most is more than $4,000 per member, BGCMA asks families to pay only a $35 annual membership fee and no child is turned away due to inability to pay. For more information, please visit www.bgcma.org.
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to enhancing the lives of children through excellence in patient care, research and education. Managing more than half a million patient visits annually at three hospitals and 17 neighborhood locations, Children's is one of the largest clinical care providers for children in the country. Children's offers access to more than 30 pediatric specialties and is ranked among the top children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. With generous philanthropic and volunteer support, Children's has made an impact in the lives of children in Georgia, the United States and throughout the world. Visit www.choa.org for more information.
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