2014 Community Press Releases

 

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Dream Tree for Kids Distribution Day
2014 marks the fourth year that The Greenbrier will hold its “Dream Tree for Kids” holiday gift drive, which will donate more than $1 million in toys to charity. Learn more about how your organization can apply for toys and how you can volunteer time gift-wrapping presents by emailing: dreamtreeforkids@greenbrier.com
Garden Room
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Dream Tree Presents
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OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Request a Think Pink Pedicure or Tickled Pink Massage at The Greenbrier Spa or a Vixen Cosmo, Vixen Pretty in Pink or Vixen Ta Ta Tini in The Greenbrier restaurants during the month of October to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go! Learn more and donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation: www.nationalbreastcancer.org
    
  

Saturday, October 11, 2014TOOT Check Presentation
The Greenbrier Participates in Taste Of Our Towns
100% of proceeds benefit Carnegie Hall - $3,000
The 30th annual TOOT festival took place on October 11 in downtown Lewisburg. The Greenbrier proudly featured the following dishes: Kate’s Mountain Pulled Pork Barbeque, Draper’s Chicken Pot Pie, Chocolate Pot de Crème and Greenbrier Bread Pudding. Learn more about Carnegie Hall & TOOT: www.carnegiehallwv.org

Saturday, September 27, 2014
The Greenbrier Employees Contribute to the Children's Home Society
Children's Home Society DonationsThe Children's Home Society of West Virginia provides emergency shelter and facilitates foster care and adoption for children. The Greenbrier's 1,800 employees collected everything from school supplies and toiletries to clothes and towels to help this organization achieve its mission of ensuring that each child in West Virginia grows up in a safe and nurturing environment. Learn more about the Children's Home Society and donate: www.childhswv.org

Friday, September 12, 2014
The Greenbrier Observes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
The front entrance will be lit up with gold lights to raise awareness
Families, caregivers, charities and research groups observe September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. In the U.S., 15,780 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year; approximately 1/4 of them will not survive the disease. The objective is to put a spotlight on the types of cancer that affect children and to help raise funds for research and family support. Learn more and donate: www.acco.org

Monday, September 8, 2014
The Tom Watson Fall Golf Classic Dinner Gala at The Greenbrier 
Raised $20,700 for the Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research
In April 2004, Bruce Edwards, longtime friend and caddy of golfer Tom Watson, died from ALS. The Bruce Edwards Foundation for ALS Research, named in his honor, provides funds to medical research facilities dedicated to slowing the progression of and finding a cure for ALS. Learn more and  donate: www.bruceedwardsfoundation.org

Wednesday, August 20, 2014:
The Greenbrier Employee Blood Drive
52 pints donated to the American Red Cross

Following its lifesaving blood supply efforts during WWII, the Red Cross introduced the first nationwide civilian blood program. Today, the Red Cross each year collects 6.5 million units of blood from approximately 4 million donors nationwide, and distributes over 9 million blood products for transfusion. Learn more and find a blood drive near you: www.redcrossblood.org

Monday, June 16, 2014:
Tee it Up for First Tee
Raised $6,530 (year to date) for The First Tee of West Virginia
To celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier and raise money for The First Tee, a group of Golf Professionals completed a 100 Hole Golf Marathon. The Old White TPC's Head Golf Professional Jamie Hamilton was joined by Justin Beard, Director of Golf at the Glade Springs Resort, Ryan Hartman, Assistant Golf Professional at The Greenbrier Sporting Club, and Matt Burch, Assistant Golf Professional the Wintergreen Resort. In playing 100 holes on the Old White TPC in one day they celebrated the course's 100th Anniversary but more importantly were able to raise money for The First Tee and the organization's efforts to teach important life skills and values to our youth through the game of golf. The marathon may be over but it’s not too late to donate to The First Tee. Please consider supporting this cause by making a tax deductable donation today: www.org.grouprev.com/oldwhite100 Learn more about The First Tee of West Virginia: www.thefirstteeofwv.org