MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton HHonors, the loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct brands and official sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball, has launched its "HHonors Outstanding Coach" contest and sweepstakes, which recognizes and rewards outstanding Little League coaches around the country. From now until June 13, 2012, parents can nominate their favorite coach on the Hilton HHonors Facebook page (www.facebook.com/hiltonhhonors) for a chance to win a two-night stay at any property within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. The winning coach will receive a trip for two to the Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. in August, 2012, to throw out a ceremonial first pitch at a game, along with a five-night stay at a hotel of their choice within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.
"Hilton HHonors prides itself on offering our guests and members experiences worth sharing - whether on the road or close to home," said Jeff Diskin, senior vice president, global customer marketing, Hilton Worldwide. "Through our partnership with Little League and the 'HHonors Outstanding Coach' contest and sweepstakes, we are bringing attention to one of the most important and rewarding experiences a child can have - the mentorship and influence of a great coach."
Nominations will be accepted until June 13, 2012, after which five finalists will be announced on the Hilton HHonors Facebook page. Fans are encouraged to leave comments of support for their favorite finalists. Coaches from any division of Little League are eligible. The grand prize winner will be selected by Hilton HHonors and Little League and notified in advance before being flown to the Little League Baseball World Series, where he or she will be officially announced live at the beginning of a game.
"We are proud to partner with Hilton HHonors for the second year in a row and to give Little League coaches the recognition and honor they deserve through the 'HHonors Outstanding Coach' contest and sweepstakes," said Liz DiLullo Brown, Vice President, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships. "We look forward to seeing all the nominations and announcing the winner at the Little League Baseball World Series."
Hilton Worldwide is the official hotel partner of Little League Baseball and Softball, allowing families, friends and volunteers of the organization to receive a 15 percent discount on stays when booking at any of Hilton Worldwide's 10 distinct brands. For more information about the partnership, visit www.HHonors.com/LittleLeague or www.littleleague.org/learn/partnerships/sponsors/hiltonhhonors.htm. For more information on the "HHonors Outstanding Coach" contest and sweepstakes, for full terms and conditions and to become a Hilton HHonors member, visit www.Facebook.com/HiltonHHonors.
Little League International
Director of Media Relations
About Little League
Little League Baseball and Softball is the world's largest organized youth sports program, with more than 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and scores of other countries. The Little League organization is a Federal Incorporation granted under a Bill signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 17, 1964. It is the only youth sports program so honored.
About Hilton HHonors
Hilton HHonors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton Worldwide’s 10 distinct hotel brands, offers its 34 million members more ways to earn and redeem points than any other guest-loyalty program, enabling them to create experiences worth sharing at more than 3,900 hotels in 90 countries and territories. HHonors members can now redeem points for any room, anywhere, anytime, including the most luxurious suites, using any of four room rewards: Premium Room Rewards, Room Upgrade Rewards, Points & Money Rewards and Standard Room Rewards. In addition, HHonors members can use points to purchase unique experience rewards, merchandise and vacation packages, make charitable contributions and more. HHonors is also the only guest-loyalty program to offer ‘No Blackout Dates’ and ‘Points & Miles’ for the same stay at its properties worldwide, including participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels& Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. Membership in HHonors is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting www.HiltonHHonors.com or connect with Hilton HHonors at news.hiltonhhonors.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 94 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.