2013 Partnership Between Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas and Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa Raises Nearly $60,00 to Benefit Wish Kids in 2014


AUSTIN, TX – WEBWIRE – Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas raised nearly $60,000 as a result of its 2013 partnership with Austin’s award-winning Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. 2013 fundraising events included the Make-A-Wish Golf Classic, Barton Creek’s Holiday Lights & Ice outdoor ice rink, the Barton Creek Country Club holiday silent auction and a silent auction held by Omni Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with key clients.

For the third consecutive year, Omni Barton Creek committed to raising funds for Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas to help grant wishes to children facing life-threatening medical conditions.

“Every year, thousands of children submit their wishes to Make-A-Wish and it is because of partners like Barton Creek that we are able to fulfill these hopes and dreams,” said Glenn West, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas. “Through its continued support of our mission, Omni Barton Creek is helping give seriously ill children unforgettable memories of a lifetime.”

“Make-A-Wish® continues to change millions of lives around the world,” said Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa General Manager James Walsh. “We are honored to support such an inspiring organization that fulfills the dreams of these brave, deserving children.”

The annual Make-A-Wish Golf Classic at Barton Creek took place December 16, 2013, on the Fazio Foothills course. The property’s popular fourth annual Holiday Lights & Ice event, which featured Austin’s largest outdoor ice rink at 4,100 square feet, was from November 27, 2013, through January 6, 2014. Additional funds donated through a members’ auction at Barton Creek Country Club and a silent auction by Omni Hotels & Resorts helped make Barton Creek’s 2013 contribution to Make-A-Wish® Central & South Texas a game-changer for kids in need.

About Omni Barton Creek Resort &Spa
Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country, Austin’s award-winning Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa combines impeccable service with its own classic brand of casual elegance in a luxurious setting. Heralded as the #1 golf resort in Texas, Barton Creek boasts four nationally acclaimed championship courses. The resort features 309 spacious and beautifully appointed guest rooms, a newly renovated full-service Three Springs Spa, superior dining experiences in its Hill Country Dining Room and 8212 Wine Bar & Grill, and the industry’s finest meeting and wedding facilities. For more information on Barton Creek Resort & Spa, call 1-800-336-6158 or visit bartoncreek.com.

About Omni Hotels & Resorts
Omni Hotels & Resorts creates genuine, authentic guest experiences at nearly 60 distinct luxury hotels and resorts in leading business gateways and leisure destinations across North America. From exceptional golf and spa retreats to dynamic business settings, each Omni showcases the local flavor of the destination while featuring four-diamond services, signature restaurants, Wi-Fi connectivity and unique wellness options. Known for its award-winning, personalized service, Omni leaves a lasting impression with every customer interaction, with a heightened level of recognition and rewards delivered through its Select Guest loyalty program and the company’s “Power of One” associate empowerment program. The brand is frequently recognized by top consumer research organizations and travel publications. To get additional information or book accommodations, visit omnihotels.com or call 1-800-The-Omni.

About Make-A-Wish®
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and more than 250 volunteers, Make-A-Wish Central & South Texas has granted more than 3,600 wishes to children in 40 counties since 1985. During the last year, volunteers and donors made it possible for 216 kids to experience the magic of a wish. For more information about Make-A-Wish, visit www.cstx.wish.org.



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