Source: Marriott International

Luxury Hotel in Naples, FL Hosts Baseball and Barbecue Event

Talk Shop With Manager Buck Showalter, Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and ESPN's John Kruk at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort

MARCO ISLAND, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - Fans of both baseball and barbecue will gather at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa for a good cause when the luxury hotel in Naples hosts Baseball and Barbecue on February 9th.

From 6:00 to 9:00p.m., this Naples, FL resort will bring together a delicious barbecue dinner, some of the biggest names in baseball and a silent auction -- all to benefit Seacrest Country Day School's athletics department and its construction of a new softball field.

Baltimore Orioles' coach Buck Showalter, Philadelphia Phillies' Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and ESPN's John Kruk will share their thoughts on the upcoming season. An auction will include covetable items such as a Mike Schmidt-signed Phillies jersey, Buck Showalter-signed baseball, a seat at the Exclusive Dugout Table with Showalter, Schmidt and Kruk, a Bert Blyleven-signed Hall of Fame ball and a $500 photography session with Purple Sky Photography. In addition to delicious Marco Island dining, beer and wine will be served.

While tickets to just the event are $175 per person, this Florida resort is offering three special packages. One- and two-guest packages are just $344 or $519 a night, respectively, and include deluxe guest accommodations and tickets to the event reception and barbecue dinner. Those who already have tickets to the event but are looking for a convenient place to stay can enjoy a special room rate of just $169 a night. VIP tickets, which include premium seating and a VIP sunset cocktail hour with Showalter, Schmidt and Kruk, are available separately for $500 per person.

To book one of the Baseball and Barbecue packages at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, visit A Saturday stayover is required, and guests must be 21 and older. Special rates apply to February 8th and 9th only.

About the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
Set on a pristine, three-mile white-sand beach, the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa offers an escape from the ordinary. The perfect wedding, meeting, corporate retreat or vacation destination, this stunning resort offers nearly 57,000 sq. ft. of event space, two private 18-hole championship golf courses, the latest technology and world-class amenities. Spacious accommodations feature private terraces with Gulf views, a writing desk, high-speed Internet access, a 36-inch flat-screen TV, marble bathroom, minifridge, coffee/tea service, plush beds and room service. Located near Naples and Fort Myers, this resort offers numerous opportunities for enjoying the Florida sun. Lay out on the beach, take a dip in the two outdoor heated pools or spend a day boating, kayaking or sailing. This family-friendly destination features Tiki Tribe, a supervised program for kids ages 5 to 12. Nourish body and soul at the fitness center and Balinese-style spa. Eight outstanding restaurants offer a wide range of cuisines and environments, from the informal Tropiks Restaurant, serving the island's best breakfast buffet, to the upscale and trendy Kurrents, with a menu filled with prime steak entrees and delectable seafood.

Contact Information:

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, Florida 34145