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Best Western For A Better World Donates $7,500 to Surfers for Autism

Fort Myers Beach, FL, May 16, 2015 --( Best Western For A Better World® recently donated $7,500 to Surfers for Autism, whose mission is to unlock the potential of people with developmental delays, support advocacy for autism issues and scientific research with surfing events throughout the Southeastern United States. Surfers for Autism hosts a free annual surfing event on Fort Myers Beach that attracts hundreds of surfers.

Tim Malbon, Managing General Partner of The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort on Fort Myers Beach nominated Surfers for Autism for the award. Malbon has a 16 year old son with a developmental disability. “Many kids on the autism spectrum don’t have opportunities to participate in typical activities like soccer, baseball and play dates,” said Malbon. “Families hesitate to take their children into the community because of the reactions of strangers to their unusual behaviors. But Surfers for Autism is a judgment-free event. Families can relax knowing that everyone will welcome them.”

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort hosts a free annual pre-event barbecue for surfers, their families and volunteers. The resort also reserves all of the rooms for Surfers for Autism weekend for participants. The 5th annual Surfers for Autism Gulf Coast Beach Festival will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2015 at Crescent Beach Park on Fort Myers Beach.

With more than 4,000 hotels in over 100 countries, Best Western takes care of countless guests every day. It's that same spirit of caring that drives Best Western to support numerous charitable efforts around the world. Through Best Western For A Better World®'s unique charitable partnerships, they reach out to families and children in need to provide them with the essential resources that many often take for granted.

Located on a secluded private beach at the north end of Estero Island, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort features 75 beachfront rooms and boasts white-sand shores and lush palm trees, all just minutes from the top attractions in Fort Myers Beach. Every one of the elegantly appointed Fort Myers Beach hotel rooms features a full kitchen and its own private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Guests enjoy complimentary daily breakfast, free high-speed wireless Internet and a range of convenient onsite amenities.

The BEST WESTERN PLUS Beach Resort is located at 684 Estero Boulevard, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931-5021. For more information visit, call (239) 463-6000 or email For reservations, call the hotel directly at 239-463-6000 or call Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available through
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