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Courtyard Marriott gets back to their "roots" and serves floats for a cause

Courtyard Marriott at Columbia Point has partnered with Children's Miracle Network to celebrate National Root Beer Day.

RICHLAND, Wash. -- All week long, locals can relive childhood memories at a pop up soda shop while helping children in the hospital.

Courtyard Marriott at Columbia Point has partnered with Children's Miracle Network (CMN) to celebrate National Root Beer Day.

Today through Friday, the Courtyard Bistro will serve root beer floats for donations to CMN. All proceeds stay local at the Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, treating over 6000 kids across Central Washington yearly. Marriott is pouring floats not just to raise funds, but to remember their “roots”.

"Back in 1927, that's how Mr. Marriott got started was a root beer float stand in Washington D.C. they sold root beer floats and tamales,” explained Sales Account Executive Hollie Patterson. “Marriott has been a partner with the Children's Miracle Network for almost 35 years. They've got a really long history (working together), it just kind of all comes together with this."

One hundred dollars gives 200 preemie diapers for neonates weighing under 1.8 pounds. Your dollar can make a difference.

Anyone is welcome to come donate, sip on a float, and enjoy a river view from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Courtyard Marriott is located at 480 Columbia Point Dr. in Richland.

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