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Destination Hotels & Resorts Incentive Affinity Team: Winning Partnerships – Rewarding Survivors

Destination Hotels & Resorts Incentive Affinity Team has collaborated with Project Athena Foundation and its founder, Robyn Benincasa to offer an opportunity for agencies who booked new incentive programs in FY 2011. Programs that met a predetermined set of requirements that included revenue and minimum of four DH&R Incentive properties, were eligible to have Destination Hotels & Resorts sponsor individuals, nominated by the agency, for Project Athena Foundation’s Rim to Rim – Grand Canyon Adventure of a lifetime.

Project Athena Foundation is a non-profit designed to help men and women with medical, mental or physical challenges live out an athletic adventure of a lifetime and unleash the “adventurer” within. Completing a journey, such as the upcoming Rim to Rim Hike is an incredible feat for any individual. Project Athena provides the tools necessary to prepare for the adventure including virtual coaching, and team encouragement. The Rim to Rim hike begins on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim and participants trek 24 miles to the North Rim. This includes a 6,000 foot elevation gain. They stay the night in a rugged cabin in the North Rim and then embark upon a 20 mile hike on the second day of the trek, taking a different route back to the South Rim. Participants will endure a 5,000 foot climb out of the canyon while being rewarded with spectacular views. Once completed, sponsored participants will enjoy a day of relaxation in Sedona and following that, the Destination Hotels & Resorts participants will be treated to a stay and pampering at Royal Palms Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Representatives from Maritz and Edward Jones were both eligible to nominate one participant for DH&R Incentive Team to sponsor. The participants include Jodi Rahal and Jean McDonald from St. Louis, Missouri. Both women began Project Athena’s virtual training this year and will take part in the Rim to Rim Adventure on October 10-14, 2012.  

Members of Destination Hotels & Resorts will be joining Jodi , Jean and their close supporters  in St. Louis, Missouri on September 17th to participate in a 6 mile walk/run where they will show their support and help train for the upcoming event.

Both Jodi and Jean will share stories and photos of their adventure. We look forward to following their progress as they prepare for this incredible feat, supporting them along the journey and celebrating their adventure.

You Can Do It Ladies!!!

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