11038479_1627930667424926_8931148169085434753_nYou might know that Sonesta ES Suites stands ready with insurance-friendly rates to help those affected by natural disasters. It’s just one way we foster our Culture of Caring and support the communities that in turn support us. Recently, two of our sales managers from Sonesta Gwinnett Place saw an opportunity to extend a helping hand to an organization that, among other worthwhile efforts, also provides help for those experiencing unexpectedly devastating hardships.

On May 6, Rich Aaron and Stefan Haladej joined other golfers at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, for the 13th Annual PruittCares Foundation Neil L. Pruitt Sr. Classic. Sonesta donated $2,200 to the foundation – and, of course, the very able drives and putts of Rich and Stefan!

The nonprofit PruittCares Foundation was founded in 1998 to support many aspects of quality healthcare, from providing scholarship opportunities for nursing, pharmacy and rehab students to planning for the end of life through hospice care … from supporting spirituality in those who work and reside in a healthcare setting to offering bereavement counseling for those who have lost a loved one. The work they do throughout Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina helps to ease the way and provide reassurance to those who struggle.

And how did our gents do? “We really weren’t playing to win,” said Rich with a smile. “We were out there on a beautiful day just to have fun and support a great local cause.”

All told, the foundation raised an incredible $370,000, 100% of which supports the mission at PruittCares.