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Inaugrual Golf Outing Helps Make Strides One Swing at a Time

A first time golf outing helped to raise money and highlight a regional resort all at the same time.
BEDFORD, BEDFORD COUNTY -- A first time golf outing helped to raise money and highlight a regional resort all at the same time.

Omni Hotels and Resorts helped to raise over $11,000 dollars for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk of the Alleghenies.

Corporate officials from Omni Hotels and Resorts, based in Texas, wanted to host an appreciation getaway and golf outing for some of their top hotel customers.  They decided to host the event at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford County on June 26-27th.

"We have a great location not far from Washington, D.C., New York City and Pittsburgh markets. This was a chance for our customers who visit other Omni Hotels and Resorts to see what he have to offer at the historic Bedford Springs Resort," said Scott Stuckey, General Manager of the Bedford Springs.

On Monday, June 27th, guests got to play a 4-person scramble golf outing on the award winning golf course.  The Bedford Springs Old Course has been named one of the top 100 Resort Golf Courses and #1 in the state of Pennsylvania by Golfweek Magazine.

Golfers could purchase mulligans and all the money raised was donated to the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.  The Bedford walk will be held October 15th.
The walk will start at Bedford High School and end at the Omni Bedford Springs Resort on the front lawn.

Golfers could also bid on trips to 13 different Omni Hotels/Resorts.  Money from the silent auction was also donated to the breast cancer walk.

"We wanted to partner with a charity to show our guests how important it is to give back to the community.  In addition to the silent auction money Omni Hotel and Resorts will also be making a $2,500 donation from the corporate offices," said Mark Wykes the Director of Global Sales.

Organizers say they hope to make this a yearly event.

Photo Left to Right:
Tom Santora, Chief Marketing Officer Omni Hotels and Resorts; Skylar Brogdan, Omni Sales Development; Amy Mearkle - WTAJ-TV & Making Strides Walk Representative; Andrea Christopherson, Corporate Director Sales Development for Omni; Mark Wykes, Omni Director of Global Sales


To learn more about the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walks in our area click here.

To learn more about the Omni Bedford Springs Resort click here.
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