HARTFORD, CT (August 16, 2016) — On July 27, Michelle Davis, Catering Sales Manager and Cherene Cotter, Guest Service Associate of the Hilton Hartford, participated in the Shatterproof Challenge. The challenge required participants to raise money for the chance to rappel down the 22-story Hilton Hartford in Connecticut. The money raised by Davis and Cotter added to the more than $250,000 that was raised at the event. Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, an extension of one of the nation’s top hotel and convention center management companies, Waterford Hotel Group, co-partnered with Shatterproof for the third year on the Hartford challenge. Shatterproof is a national organization committed to protecting children from developing addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease.
“For the past three years the Hilton Hartford has hosted the Shatterproof Challenge,” said Ron Wichowski, General Manager for the hotel. “The entire team looks forward this exciting event every year and I am particularly proud of the associates here that accepted the challenge and rappelled down our building.”
A total of more than 160 individuals accepted the Shatterproof Challenge and rappelled down the Hilton Hartford. The event, in addition to raising vital funds to prevent and treat addiction, rose awareness to breakdown the stigma about the disease. The Shatterproof Challenge is currently supporting key addiction policy initiatives at the federal and state levels and educating Americans through events, public service announcements and digital and social media.
About Hilton Hartford
The Hilton Hartford is a state-of-the-art, luxury hotel with all the benefits and convenience of a downtown location that attracts business, convention and leisure travelers. The hotel features 393 guestrooms and 11 beautifully appointed suites, many of which overlook the renowned Connecticut State Capitol building. The hotel boasts three executive level floors that have upgraded amenities and a private lounge serving a scrumptious complimentary continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres and evening desserts. Every guestroom offers an array of personal amenities such as a coffee maker, iron/board, and all are equipped with dual-line telephones with private voice mail and high-speed Internet access. When it is time to exercise, the Hilton Hartford hotel in Connecticut features an indoor pool, fully equipped state-of-the-art fitness center with the latest in cardiovascular and weight training equipment, a whirlpool and a sauna.
Shatterproof is a national non-profit dedicated to reducing the devastation that addiction to prescription drugs, illicit drugs, and alcohol cause to families, and ending the stigma of those affected by this disease. Shatterproof provides information and resources for those living with addiction and their families, enabling powerful new evidence-based approaches to prevention, treatment and recovery, and takes the issue to the steps of Capitol Hill.
About Waterford Group Charitable Foundation
In 2006, Waterford Group and its affiliates formed the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation, a registered 501c3 nonprofit, which supports the communities in which their associates live and work. The Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life of others through monetary and gift-in-kind donations, as well as volunteering at various events. Waterford associates donate to the Foundation through voluntary payroll contributions, as well as participate in numerous fundraising events each year. This allows the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation to support many charitable causes, both on a national and regional level.