Saint Louis – April 18, 2016 – The St. Louis Cardinals and Drury Hotels Company are excited to announce their new partnership for the 2016 season. For each Cardinals victory during the 2016 season, Drury Hotels will donate $1,000 to Cardinals Care. The partnership, which will extend through 2018, is the largest corporate pledge to date received by Cardinals Care.
“We are excited to partner with the Cardinals and proud to support Cardinals Care and the children of the St. Louis community,” said Drury Hotels President and CEO Chuck Drury. “As a part of the St. Louis community for more than 40 years, I can’t think of a better way to give back while cheering for our home team.”
Cardinals Care is involved in a variety of programs backed by Cardinals players, coaches and front office staff, allowing for grants to support organizations in and around St. Louis. Since its inception in 1997, Cardinals Care has distributed more than $21 million to area organizations. Cardinals Care strives to improve the lives of more children every year.
“We are grateful for the generous donation opportunity from Drury Hotels. We feel a program like this will generate tremendous excitement after every Cardinals’ win and deliver a tremendous benefit to the kids of the St. Louis area,” said Cardinals Vice President of Community Relations & Executive Director of Cardinals Care Michael Hall.
The St. Louis Cardinals (www.cardinals.com) is one of the most storied franchises in all of baseball. Since they joined the National League in 1892, the Cardinals have won more than 9,700 games, finished in first place 25 times winning 2 N.L. Wild Card Titles, 3 National League Eastern Division Titles, 10 National League Central Division Titles, 19 National League Pennants and 11 World Series Championships. There are 48 former Cardinals players, managers and executives enshrined in the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
About Drury Hotels Company
Drury Hotels Company is a Missouri-based, family-owned and operated hotel system with more than 130 hotels in 21 states. Founded in 1973, Drury Hotels has been recognized by the J.D. Power 2015 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm with the award for “Highest in Guest Satisfaction among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains”, ten years in a row.* Brands include Drury Inn & Suites®, Drury Inn®, Drury Plaza Hotel®, Drury Suites®, Pear Tree Inn by Drury®, as well as other hotels in the mid-priced hotel segment. Drury Hotels continues to provide exceptional value for business and leisure travelers with its many free amenities – The Extras Aren’t Extra®. For more information, visit www.druryhotels.com or call 1-800-DRURYINN. Join the conversation on Twitter @druryhotels or on Facebook.
*Drury Hotels received the highest numerical score among upper midscale hotels in the proprietary J.D. Power 2005-2015 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index StudiesSM. 2015 study based on responses from 62,997 guests measuring 11 upper mid-scale hotels and measures opinions of guests who stayed in a hotel May 2014-May 2015. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed June 2014-May 2015. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.
SOURCE: Drury Hotels Company