CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - Sep 4, 2014) - The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has inspired everyone from kids to celebrities in joining the fight against ALS. Some have taken the challenge literally, some have turned it into an exercise for creativity and others (ahem, Matt Damon) have used it to highlight several issues at once. But for the TownePlace Suites Charlotte Arrowood, ALS is both a personal cause and an opportunity to give back to the community. That's why this pet-friendly hotel in Charlotte has turned the challenge into a celebration that, on September 17, lets everyone join in on the frigid fun for a good cause.

The event will begin at 4 p.m. with barbecue, food, games and giveaways for guests and corporate partners in attendance. But the real draw will be the more than 20 hotel employees who will douse themselves with ice water in the name of ALS research.

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) is estimated to affect 30,000 Americans, which leaves an exponentially larger number affected by the disease. In fact, this extended-stay hotel in Charlotte, NC has undertaken the challenge both to support ALS research and to honor a staff member's grandmother who passed away from the disease in February 2012.

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is just one more reason for visitors to love the TownePlace Suites Charlotte Arrowood. Not only is the property located among hotels near Carowinds, the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the Billy Graham Library, but the property includes all the amenities that make guests feel at home while they're on the road. Spacious suites feature fully-equipped kitchens and flexible layouts with studio and one- and two-bedroom options available. And other perks, like the complimentary breakfasts, fitness center and outdoor pool, only further distinguish it from other long-term-stay hotels in Charlotte.

To learn more about ALS and the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter benefitting from the TownePlace Suites Charlotte Arrowood's challenge, people are encouraged to visit

About the TownePlace Suites Charlotte Arrowood
For travelers in town on business or pleasure, the TownePlace Suites Charlotte Arrowood feels like a second home. Well-appointed suites include large desks, ergonomic chairs and complimentary, high-speed Internet access, which make it easy for guests to stay productive while traveling. Other features, like comfortable beds, fully-equipped kitchens that include appliances and tableware and 32-inch, LCD televisions, make it just as easy to relax at the end of the day. Guests are invited to mingle at the outdoor barbecue area, while perks like the complimentary breakfasts, fitness center, pool and laundry facilities make the property a value-added choice for groups and families. Plus the hotel's convenient access to attractions like the Bank of America Stadium, Carowinds theme park and the Charlotte Motor Speedway means there's always plenty to see and do.

Contact Information:

TownePlace Suites Charlotte Arrowood
7805 Forest Point Boulevard
Charlotte, North Carolina 28217