LAS VEGAS, NV (Feb. 17, 2015) — Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, continues to expand its hospitality platform by engaging wounded veteran Chad Pfeifer as a Diamond Resorts Ambassador.
Throughout 2015, Pfeifer will appear at 10 Events of a Lifetime™, a Diamond Resorts program that delivers VIP vacation experiences to select members, owners and guests, and involves special guest appearances by a roster of high-profile celebrities such as baseball Hall of Famers Reggie Jackson and Gaylord Perry, PGA touring professionals Brian Gay and John Cook, and Super Bowl XXVI MVP Mark Rypien.
“I am excited to be a part of the incredible things that Diamond Resorts is doing. I recently participated in the Brian Gay Invitational, Diamond’s celebrity/amateur charity golf event that raised $805,000 for Florida Hospital for Children. In addition to being a world-class golf event, Diamond Resorts delivered an unparalleled hospitality experience where I discovered what it truly means to Stay Vacationed™. I am looking forward to this opportunity to participate in Events of a Lifetime™ and also represent Diamond Resorts on the golf course,” said Pfeifer.
According to Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®, “Chad is a true American hero and we are honored to be associated with an incredible role model who exhibits immense character both on and off the course. Chad’s story is an inspiration to many, and our members, owners and guests will thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to meet and spend quality time with our newest Diamond Resorts Ambassador. His strength and determination is something we can all aspire to and admire.”
After graduating college, Pfeifer enlisted into the U.S. Army where he advanced to the rank of corporal. He was deployed to Iraq in 2007 as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While on his tour of duty in Iraq, Pfeifer’s vehicle was hit with a pressurized IED resulting in significant disability including the loss of his left leg. As a part of Pfeifer’s therapy and recovery he thrust himself into golf. Pfeifer learned how to play the game with his new prosthetic leg.
Since his debut on the golf scene, Pfeifer has won the National Amputee Championship hosted at Rio Verde Golf Club and is a three-time champion of the Warrior Open, an event hosted by former President George W. Bush. He placed 5th in the 2014 American Century Golf Championship and competed in the 2015 Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif. Pfeifer currently appears on the Golf Channel’s Big Break show, Big Break The Palm Beaches, Fla., where he advanced this week by eliminating two players in an exciting playoff.
About Diamond Resorts International®
Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of 313 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they’re traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™
Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide Members and owners with Vacations for Life® through 93 managed resorts, 214 affiliated properties, and six cruise itineraries.
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Stevi Wara, 702-823-7069