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The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort Hosting “Carnival For A Cause” Fundraiser on August 20th, And Golf Tournament Fundraiser On August 21st

JACKSONVILLE/ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (August 2011) – The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center in St. Augustine will host “Carnival For A Cause,” a benefit for Palin Rose Meyer, on Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 5 – 8 p.m. The event is a fundraiser for Palin, who was born on February 28, 2011, and is afflicted with a very rare condition called Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) which affects appetite, growth, metabolism, cognitive function and behavior. The “Carnival For A Cause” event will feature a dinner under the direction of the resort’s Executive Chef Brett Smith, fun carnival games, festive carnival décor, face-painting, a silent auction, a DJ, raffles, and prizes. Tickets to the event are just $25 per adult, $8 per child ages 4-12, and free for children age 3 and under. Sponsorship opportunities also are available, and the coordinators also are seeking donated items for the silent auction. 

The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort also will host a golf tournament fundraiser for Palin on its Slammer & Squire championship golf course on Sunday, August 21, 2011, beginning at 3 p.m. The golf tournament, which is $69 per person, also will include contests for Longest Drive, Straight Drive, and Closest to the Pin. 

For more information, tickets to the “Carnival For A Cause” event, to participate in the golf tournament, or to donate to the fund or to the silent auction, visit or contact Kelly Harris at (904) 940-8646 or

In addition, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is offering a special room rate of just $79 per room for the evening of August 20, 2011, for those attending the event, if you reserve before August 10, 2011. Call 1-800-266-9432, and ask for the “Carnival For A Cause” rate. 

Palin is the daughter of Teddy & Heather Meyer, who have been active members of the St. Augustine community for years. Teddy is the Head Coach for Women’s Soccer at Flagler College, and until her daughter’s birth Heather was a Special Education school teacher for St. Johns County. 

Palin is currently undergoing growth hormone therapy, but is struggling with sleep apnea, a feeding tube, and hypotonia. PWS affects one in 12,000 to 15,000 births, and is characterized by an insatiable appetite that cannot learn to be controlled because of a dysfunction of the hypothalamus region in the brain; and rapid weight gain on few calories because of a malfunctioning metabolic system. There is no cure to date, and no medications or procedures that stave off the relentless hunger. For more information on PWS, visit

Located within the lush 6,300-acre World Golf Village, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort and Convention Center is the only Northeast Florida resort and convention center to receive the prestigious AAA Four Diamond rating. 

Situated adjacent to the impressive World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort completed a $10 million resort-wide renovation in 2008, which included the complete remodeling of guest rooms and suites, a dramatically-renovated lobby, newly-remodeled guest room corridors, an expanded fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, enhanced meeting space, and the opening of 500 South Restaurant & Bar. 

Recreational offerings at the resort include two championship golf courses, the popular Slammer & Squire (just steps from The Renaissance Resort), and the renowned King & Bear (co-designed by Arnold “The King” Palmer and Jack “The Bear” Nicklaus). Guests also have access to four additional golf courses within 15 minutes of the resort, for a total of 108 holes of golf. Additional offerings at the resort include a sauna, pool, hot tub, and full-service concierge. 

Guests also are an easy walk to The World Golf Hall of Fame’s 18-hole real grass putting course, a 132-yard Island Challenge Hole, an IMAX® 3D Theater, and the Walk of Champions. In addition, guests can take golf lessons at the renowned PGA TOUR Golf Academy. 

When visiting the resort, guests have the opportunity to visit nearby pristine Atlantic beaches, take fun eco-tours and chartered fishing trips, and explore historic St. Augustine. To make it easy for its guests to enjoy area offerings, The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort is now offering a complimentary shuttle for individual guests (based on availability) to and from historic downtown St. Augustine. 

For information on The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort, call 888-740-7020 or 904-940-8000, or visit .
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 PR Contact: Karen Lamonica at (407) 788-7070, ext. 208, or NOTE: Photos of the resort may be downloaded from . Or, photos are available by contacting Karen Lamonica.