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Randy Garfield receiving industry’s top honor – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 7, 2013 - The U.S. Travel Association will induct Disney executive Randy Garfield into the U.S. Travel Hall of Leaders in November. The Hall of Leaders recognizes top travel and tourism professionals for their “sustained, noteworthy contributions that have positively impacted the travel industry, stimulated greater achievement, and raised industry-wide standards.” Now ...
Disney Welcomes Journalists for Annual NABJ Convention – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 2, 2013 – Journalists and media professionals from across the United States visited Central Florida this week for the 38th annual National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention. As a long-time sponsor of the conference, Walt Disney World Resort welcomed nearly 1,000 attendees during an opening ceremony and private reception at ...
Fans, Football and Fun at the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 2, 2013 - On Sunday, Sept. 1 at the Citrus Bowl, the Delta Devils of Mississippi Valley State will battle the FAMU Rattlers at the 9th annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney. The game and the activities leading up to it showcase Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and the importance ...
Cast Members Take the Stage at a National Hula Competition – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., August 1, 2013 – The spirit of aloha was alive and well this past weekend as several Cast Members took the stage at the Hoike Hawaii 16th Annual Hula Competition in Central Florida. This annual event brings Hawaiian and Tahitian dancers and dance teams from around the United States to Orlando ...
Disney Donates $100K for Disaster Preparedness in Central Florida – LAKE BUENA VISTA, July 29, 2013 — The American Red Cross Mid-Florida Region has received a $100,000 donation from Walt Disney World Resort in support of the organization’s disaster relief services. The contribution will be used to help the Red Cross respond immediately to the needs of kids and families in Central Florida impacted by local disasters. ...
Mickey’s Attic Helps Fulfill Wish Lists of Central Florida Organizations – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 29, 2013 – Princess wands and sports equipment put smiles on the faces of children and families around Central Florida after Walt Disney World Resort recently donated more than $1 million in goods to local non-profit organizations. From DVDs to books to art supplies, the items are part of a ...
Disney VoluntEARS Bring Music to Kids’ Summer Camp – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 18, 2013 - This summer, dozens of Central Florida students are bringing more music into their lives with support from a group of Disney Cast Members who are donating time in the classroom and raising funds onstage for more kids to experience the joy of performing The week-long musical summer ...
NALEO 30th Annual Conference brings Nation’s Latino Policymakers to Chicago – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 18, 2013 – A sprinkle of Disney pixie dust traveled through the Chicago air as Latino leaders gathered for the NALEO 30th Annual Conference. Walt Disney Company® co-sponsored the conference, which is the nation’s largest Latino political convention. It also marks the largest gathering of Latino policymakers. As a member ...
PUMA® and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex Team Up for Youth Soccer – Westford, Mass., July 17, 2013 – Sportlifestyle brand PUMA® and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort have teamed up in a multi-year agreement that will showcase PUMA soccer and elite soccer players, giving the legions of soccer athletes who compete at the complex early exposure to PUMA’s latest soccer products. As ...
Disney supports diversity through NAACP sponsorship – LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., July 15, 2013 – Thousands of delegates from across the United States attended the NAACP’s 104th annual convention in Orlando, which The Walt Disney Company has participated in as a sponsor for more than 20 years. Members of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization gathered for workshops, training and recognition events related ...

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