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Eaglewood Resort & Spa Partners on Event to Benefit
Folds of Honor Foundation

Inaugural Medinah Patriot Golf Day a Resounding Success

ITASCA, Ill. (July 22. 2010) - As the culmination of a months-long and very successful partnership, Eaglewood Resort & Spa announced today the results of the fundraising effort which it sponsored at the July 8 Medinah Patriot Golf Day held at nearby Medinah Country Club, host of the 2012 Ryder Cup. The event benefitted Folds of Honor Foundation whose mission is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of service men and women killed or disabled while serving in the U.S Armed Forces.

        Eaglewood, managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, is dedicated to programs that support community efforts through “Hometown Hospitality Caring for Our Communities,” a company-wide initiative. Hometown Hospitality formalizes many active community involvement programs and offers tools for properties like Eaglewood to become engaged as vital contributors in their home communities.

        Eaglewood Resort & Spa served as a hub for planning, hosting team meetings and lending staff resources to\Medinah Patriot Golf Day. The property also served as the official hotel/resort of the event, donating rooms for use by scholarship recipients and their families as well as event volunteers and Folds of Honor staff. Michael Herron, Marketing Manager for Eaglewood, was also intimately involved as a member of the event’s executive volunteer team, spending countless hours to ensure its success.

        Charles Reece, general manager for Eaglewood Resort & Spa is proud that Eaglewood was such an important part of this significant event. “From the time that we first became involved, we knew that there was a critical need to help these families,” said Reece. “We were so happy to have dedicated the time and resources in not only the planning stages but also as a co-host and partner of the event. To see the results is immensely gratifying.”

        “Our most sincere thanks and gratitude goes out to Charles Reece, Mike Herron, and the entire Eaglewood Resort & Spa team,” said Medinah Patriot Golf Day Tournament Chairman Mark Slaby. “Their great generosity and support enabled us to direct more funds towards scholarships for the children and spouses of military service men and women killed or wounded while serving our country. They also served as wonderful hosts for the families, who were able to thoroughly enjoy the facilities and experience the ultimate in comfort during their stay.”

        As a result of the event’s success, Medinah Country Club now has the honor of hosting the largest individual Patriot Golf Day fundraising effort on behalf of Folds of Honor Foundation, exceeding its goal of raising more than $100,000. Donations are still being made and numbers will be finalized shortly.

        “In our first year, we sold out the venue, and most importantly, provided scholarships to deserving children and spouses of our services members,” said Slaby. “We could not have achieved this without the help of volunteers like Mike and partners like Eaglewood.”

        Upcoming information on next year’s event, which looks to be larger and more Illinois-focused, can be found (as it becomes available) on the official Web site at and on the event’s official Facebook page.


About Eaglewood Resort & Spa
The Eaglewood Resort & Spa is located at 1401 Nordic Rd., in Itasca, Ill. An upscale resort, the property features 295 spacious guest rooms and suites, a selection of fine & casual dining options; first-class recreation including an 18-hole championship golf course; as well as 38,000 square feet of IACC-certified meeting space and a complete health spa. The Eaglewood is conveniently located on 106 acres in northwest Chicagoland, just 35 minutes from downtown Chicago, and 12 miles west of O’Hare International Airport. For more information or to make reservations, call 630-773-1400, toll free at 877-285- 6150 or visit the website at

About Benchmark Hospitality
Benchmark Hospitality International is a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury HotelsTM. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark’s international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit

About the Folds of Honor Foundation
Folds of Honor Foundation, founded in 2007, provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Visit for more information.

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