Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa Receives Humanitarian Award From Alabama Governor For Its $10,000 Donation To Support State's Relief Efforts

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June 27, 2011

DESTIN, Fla. - As a token of appreciation and gratitude for its $10,000 donation to assist supply victims of last month’s devastating tornadoes in Alabama, the state’s governor, Dr. Robert Bentley, presented Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa with a Humanitarian Award on behalf of the Alabama Dermatology Society, one of the resort hotel’s longstanding clients. The plaque was presented to Frank Flautt, Co-Founder of Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels, which manages Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, and Robert Kamm, Sandcastle’s President and CEO, on Saturday, at the Society’s Summer Symposium being held at the resort hotel.

Last month, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa joined the efforts of the Destin United Methodist Church to supply storm victims with much-needed hygienic, health, and household essentials. Through the donation of $10,000 in Walmart gift cards, Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa gave back to a community made up of close friends, family members, and loyal guests and clients.

Such clients include Dr. Eric W. Baum, Meeting Director for the Alabama Dermatology Society, which has hosted its conferences at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa for nearly 20 years and organized the plaque presentation and the governor’s appearance on Saturday morning.

“I felt it was necessary to honor such a special and altruistic group of people, who were kind enough to donate $10,000 for tornado relief efforts in our home state,” Dr. Baum said.

The plaque, inscribed with an outline of the state of Alabama, reads “Humanitarian Award to the Hilton Sandestin Beach with sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude for your contribution to the Alabama Relief Fund” and is currently on display at the hotel’s lobby.

“For more than 27 years, Alabama has been very near and dear to our hearts, with thousands of families visiting us year after year and many large groups hosting their meetings and events here,” said Robert Kamm, President and CEO of Sandcastles Resorts & Hotels, which manages Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. “We’re happy to know our donation helped many families in need and are humbled and honored to be recognized in this manner.”

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Valeria Lento
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
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