TORONTO--(Marketwire - May 5, 2011) - Tee-off is fast approaching for the 9th Annual Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada Charity Golf Tournament, in partnership with Children's Miracle Network. Through the dedicated efforts of Marriott Hotels and Resorts of Canada, this fund-raising event has come to be a strong arm of support for The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

"Teeing Off for Kids 2011" is set for Thursday, May 26 at the Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Brampton, where there will be plenty of fun throughout the day, beginning with the shotgun start at 1 p.m. The Marriott Family of Chefs, including team members from Toronto entertainment district hotels, will be on hand to provide refreshments throughout the day at on-course food stations, included in registration fees. Evening activities include a 6 p.m. reception and silent auction, followed by a 7 p.m. dinner and live auction. Whether teeing off with other golfers, supporting the event as a sponsor or donating auction items, Marriott Hotels & Resorts of Canada and Children's Miracle Network welcome all types of support in helping to fund life-saving research conducted through the hospital's SickKids program.

An affiliate of the University of Toronto, The Hospital for Sick Children is a member of the Children's Miracle Network and serves the Greater Toronto Area. The leading research-intensive hospital in Canada and the largest dedicated to improving children's health, The Hospital for Sick Children will use the funds received from the tournament to support their research and improve the health of children.

As a participating hotel and organizer of this event, the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel invites individuals and businesses to get involved by supporting this annual fund-raiser. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament are available on a variety of levels and include key benefits and recognition, with the greatest being supporting The Hospital for Sick Children. Whether participating as a Gold, Silver or Bronze Sponsor; supporting fun contests such as "Closest to the Pin", the "Longest Drive" or even sponsoring a specific hole on the course, the options are endless. With so many options, businesses and individuals can step up and help to ensure the success of this great cause.

For additional information concerning sponsorship opportunities contact Mark Ive at 416-341-5000 or

About the Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
The Renaissance Toronto Downtown, located inside the Rogers Centre SkyDome, is a luxury hotel near the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and CN Tower, boasting stylish guest rooms, friendly service and gracious amenities for an unforgettable downtown Toronto experience. As the world's only Four Diamond hotel located inside a major league sports center, this unique Renaissance property features 70 field view rooms for an exceptional game day experience. Situated amidst popular entertainment venues and just minutes from Toronto's Financial District, this impressive Toronto Theatre hotel is also home to the Arriba restaurant and lounge, where popular entrées are served with a Mediterranean twist.

Contact Information:

Dominique Comella
Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel
t: 416 341.5022