ALBANY, NY--(Marketwired - May 15, 2015) - When it comes to getting results, whether in the boardroom or on the playing field, teamwork is the way to go. Working together, after all, is what makes organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region (BBBS) vital to its community. And it's what transformed the TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center from a hotel near the Empire State Plaza into an inspiring force of good, which raised more than $600 for BBBS' annual Bowl For Kids' Sake event on April 21, 2015.

Situated among hotels in downtown Albany, New York, the extended-stay property took on the challenge of helping its local BBBS chapter with unparalleled enthusiasm. Staff members quickly set themselves a fundraising goal to participate in the Bowl For Kids' Sake event, and by involving both associates and guests over the course of a month, they managed to surpass it and raise upwards of $600.

Staff members participated in "dress-down days" in which a $5 donation earned an associate the privilege of wearing jeans to work for the day. Guests could get in on the fun by making a donation of any amount to the cause and writing their name on a bowling ball that was displayed at the front desk of this value-added option among Albany, New York hotels near Times Union Center.

All the hard work paid off on April 21, when teams arrived at the Saratoga Strike Zone and Spare Time bowling alleys to enjoy a night at the lanes. A $300 donation earned each team drink tokens, appetizers, event t-shirts and, of course, plenty of bowling. More importantly, though, everyone's participation helped BBBS continue to positively impact local youth and work toward finding mentors for the more than 200 kids on its waiting list.

BBBS, which has chapters across the country and internationally, works to match adult volunteers with at-risk children ages 6 through 18. These relationships have been proven to help children overcome adversity to lead happier, healthier and more successful lives. And that's an outcome that makes every team player a winner.

About the TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center
Travelers looking for the convenience of home and the advantages of a hotel enjoy the best of both worlds at the TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center. Spacious, pet-friendly accommodations include studio and one- and two-bedroom suites outfitted with full kitchens, free Wi-Fi and LCD televisions with premium movie channels, as well as ergonomic chairs and workspaces. Guests also enjoy complimentary daily breakfasts and access to a 24-hour fitness center and heated indoor pool. A top choice among Albany hotels for both business and leisure travelers, this property offers convenient access to numerous destinations, including the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, SUNY Albany, the Albany Medical Center and the New York State Museum.

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TownePlace Suites Albany Downtown/Medical Center
22 Holland Avenue
Albany, New York 12209