LAS VEGAS, NV (April 10, 2015) — Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE:DRII), a global leader in the hospitality and vacation ownership industries, has added another unique vacation experience for its members, owners and guests with Baltimore pitcher Bud Norris.
Under the agreement, Norris will represent Diamond Resorts International® throughout the year in live appearances at Events of a Lifetime®, an ancillary benefit that will provide Diamond Resorts members, owners and guests with the opportunity to meet and dine with Norris, then attend a major league game to watch him pitch in various big league cities across the country. An avid and accomplished golfer, Norris will represent the Diamond Resorts brand off the field at scheduled public appearances and during golf tournaments.
Entering his seventh season in the major leagues, Norris is looking to build on a solid 2014 season where he went 15-8 with a 3.65 ERA for Baltimore. Norris has been named the starting pitcher for the home opener on Friday, April 10 against Toronto.
“I grew up in a family that enjoyed the advantages of vacation ownership. Some of my best childhood memories are from our family vacations. I look forward to representing the company’s great brand in our long term partnership.” said Norris.
According to Michael Flaskey, Executive Vice President, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Diamond Resorts International®, “We think Bud and his personality will be a natural fit, and through Events of a Lifetime®, he will help us provide more ways for our members and owners to Stay Vacationed.™ As a leader in the vacation ownership industry, our association with Bud represents our commitment to our members and owners to continue to develop experiential vacation getaways in addition to their ownership. We look forward to providing them with the opportunity to meet Bud and watch him pitch.”
“We are proud to sponsor talented athletes that exhibit the same strong values and commitment to excellence that we strive to achieve every day at Diamond,” continued Flaskey.
About Diamond Resorts International®
Diamond Resorts International® (NYSE: DRII), with its network of more than 330 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are 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® at over 330 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.
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