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Hyatts Host Largest Corporate Team in MS Ride

This Year’s Effort to Raise more than $100,000 for the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

(Denver, CO — June, 2011)   Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society announces today that the largest corporate team to ride in the June 25th Bike MS  Colorado’s Ride is “Team Stay Fit at Hyatt”.   With 3,000 riders in the Bike MS and a total of 221 teams, 65 of which are corporate teams, being the largest is notable.

“Team Stay Fit at Hyatt”, now in their twelfth consecutive year to bike the 150-mile, two-day trek along the Colorado Rocky Mountain front range, is comprised of 210 riders plus 60 volunteers, all Hyatt associates, family members and friends from across the United States.  This is the result of a collaborate effort of the four Hyatt Hotels in Colorado:  Grand Hyatt Denver, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center and Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.  Their commitment last year raised $163,000 for the fight against multiple sclerosis.  That brought the cumulative total raised to more than $500,000 since the team’s inception in 2000.

The aggressive team’s leader is Grand Hyatt Denver general manager Greg Leonard who said:  “It is personally gratifying for me to have the pleasure to work with such dedicated individuals.  Their commitment is exemplary and we will continue to look forward to making each year even more successful than the last.”  Team Stay Fit at Hyatt’s goal is to reach $1 million raised by the year 2015.

The work goes beyond with the actual ride.  Each year in June, “Team Stay Fit” hosts a silent auction with more than 100 items for sale.  Additionally, Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center’s “recovery” tent at the June 25th overnight rest-stop in Fort Collins, has won accolades as being the “best tent”, complete with massage therapy and fresh pasta made-to-order served on the spot.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a rider may do so by visiting http://main.nationalmssociety.org/goto/TeamStayFit2011.  To view the team video, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK_7Ui88-zs

About Hyatt Thrive

This program is part of Hyatt’s new corporate responsibility platform, Hyatt Thrive.  Through it, Hyatt empowers over 85,000 Hyatt associates at more than 450 properties around the world to help communities do one thing–-Thrive—by focusing on four areas:  environmental sustainability, economic development and investment, education and personal advancement and health and wellness.

This volunteer effort also coincides with a long-standing tradition of celebrating Hyatt associates around the world.  Celebrating community and its people is a global demonstration of Hyatt’s dedication to thriving communities where associates live and work.

To learn more about Hyatt Corporate Responsibility programs, visit www.hyattthrive.com.

For information and reservations at Hyatt Hotels in Colorado, visit Hyatt.com or call toll-free (800) 233-1234.

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