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Rodd Golf For Kids Draws Maritime Teams for IWK Telethon

For Immediate Release - May 17, 2005

Rodd Mill River Resort will play host to the 2 nd Annual Rodd Golf Fore Kids event on May 31 st in support of the IWK Telethon to be held one June 5, 2005.

The two day event will host a full field of teams from around Atlantic Canada and as far away as Toronto with a fundraising goal of over $20,000.00 A charity auction is the highlight of the tournament for 2005 and will feature a side variety of golf vacation getaways from the Atlantic region and Muskokas, sport paraphernalia such as a Brad Richards Tampa Bay Autographed Jersey and Brier Team Jacket and specialty items such as a refrigerated poker table.

"On behalf of the IWK Health Centre Foundation, I'd like to extend our gratitude to Rodd Hotels & Resorts for their ongoing generosity. Through events like their annual golf tournament, Rodd is helping to ensure that children from PEI and throughout the Maritimes continue to have access to the best health care possible." Says 2005 Telethon Chair, Andrew Milne.

David Rodd , President & CEO of Rodd Hotels & Resorts states "I am proud of the employees and their efforts toward this cause. The IWK has personally touched each and every one of us and we only hope our contributions can have a positive affect on at least one Maritime family"

The event is presented by Labatt Breweries. Funds raised through Telethon support the IWK's areas of greatest needs such as research projects, medical equipment purchases, and the delivery of special programs. The official cheque presentation will be made on Tuesday, May 31 st at 9:00 on the 1st Tee at Mill River Golf Course. Media Welcome.

For Additional Information Contact:

Mary Ellen Dougan,
Director of Marketing
Rodd Hotels & Resorts
Tel. 1-902-629-2310

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