Monday, August 10, 2009

Mike Ditka Resorts Provides All Expenses Paid Dream Trip to 7-year Old Girl Who Had Lemonade Stand Shut Down

Mike Ditka Resorts is providing the 7-year old girl who had her lemonade stand shut down last week by authorities in Tulare, California, with an all expense paid trip for her and her family to Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club in Orlando, FL. The trip includes roundtrip airline tickets to Orlando, Three Day Hopper Passes to Disney, and a three night, four day stay in a two bedroom luxury villa at Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club.

The 7-year old entrepreneur, Daniela Earnest, set up shop this past Monday to earn money for a family vacation to Disneyland. That same day a city code enforcement officer saw the stand and had it shut down for not having a permit and operating on a busy intersection.

The next day, Daniela and her father went in front of the city council to appeal the decision. To date, a compromise has not been reached.

Upon learning of Daniela’s predicament, Mike Ditka Resorts immediately contacted the family to offer and help Daniela achieve her goal of taking her family to Disney. The girl’s father, Edward Earnest, was absolutely elated, but thought it important Daniela still work to earn the trip.

“The whole point of the lemonade stand was to teach her that we all must work for something—nothing is for free” her father told Executives at Mike Ditka Resorts. With that, a compromise was made.

Mike Ditka Resorts has a close relationship with Give Kids the World Foundation, a Central Florida charity that fulfills the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses by bringing them and their families to Florida for a cost-free memorable vacation. Daniela will earn the trip by setting up her lemonade stand at Mike Ditka Resorts – Runaway Beach Club one afternoon and donating her time and her lemonade to these kids and their families.

Children and their families from Give Kids the World will all meet up at Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club to enjoy an afternoon of fun and food by the pool—and of course— Daniela’s lemonade!

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club is located just 2.5 miles from the Walt Disney World resort and just minutes from other Central Florida attractions. The luxury resort offers luxury villas with modern amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness center, large pools, 24-hour business center, and a full-sized indoor basketball court.

Mike Ditka Resorts—Runaway Beach Club is managed by Geneva Hospitality, LLC, a premier hotel/condominium management company.

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