On behalf of the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa, a $500 check from the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation was recently presented to the Helmet Awareness and Bicycle Safety Organization (HABS) of Westerly. The hotel had recently hosted a 25-mile Charity Bike Ride to benefit HABS, led by professional cyclist and Cannondale-CyclocrossWorld.com Team member Jeremy Powers.
On hand to accept the donation was HABS founder, Nancy McBride. HABS is a non-profit organization that helps educate children and adults in the community about Helmet Awareness and Bicycle Safety. Since its creation in 2008, HABS has donated more than 800 helmets to children in RI and CT. McBride’s mission is to bring awareness to the public through education and helmet donations to all children, regardless of their ability to afford one.
Waterford Group Charitable Foundation is funded in part through voluntary contributions and fundraising held by the associates of Waterford Group and its affiliates, including the Mystic Marriott Hotel & Spa. “The Mystic Marriott is proud to support the efforts of this organization,” commented Michael Allen, general manager of the Mystic Marriott. “I’d like to thank our associates for their continued generosity and commitment to helping others in our community.”