Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort Hosts Golf Fund Raiser

The Arnold Palmer designed Legends Course at Orange Lake Resor
(The Arnold Palmer designed Legends Course at Orange Lake Resort)

For the tenth year, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort has now hosted the RCI Christel House Open. Played on Monday, June 11, the annual fund raiser golf tournament was held on the resort’s 18-hole, Arnold Palmer-designed Legends golf course.

With a field of 152 golfers, the Central Florida tournament is the largest and most successful of the RCI Christel House fundraisers played around the world. Other tournament site locations include 11events played in the United States, one in Mexico, one in the United Kingdom, and one in South Africa. Over all, more than 1800 competitors play to support the Christel House charity in the fourteen worldwide events.

One hundred percent  of the worldwide proceeds from the charity golf events go to support the programs and services of Christel House, which directly benefit more than 3,000 children. Geoff Ballotti, CEO of RCI, explains, “To Christel House, a contribution of $1 million offers a significant amount of change and hope to impoverished children who might not otherwise have the opportunity to go to school, providing access to all Christel House programs and services from kindergarten to 12th grade. All monies raised for the foundation go straight to feed, nourish, and nurture the children of Christel House.”

Orange Lake Resorts President and CEO Don Harrill adds, “Having personally visited Christel House Mexico two years ago, I saw first-hand how your donations make a difference for children. We are truly appreciative of your contributions and proud to once again serve as the host site for this wonderful cause close to our hearts.”

The winning foursome this year was the team from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).

Follow this link to learn more about Christel House.