Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown raises over $800 for children with life-threatening Illnesses

Johnstown, Pennsylvania July 15, 2010 – The Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown took part in “Ice Cream for Breakfast,” the national fundraising and awareness campaign for Give Kids The World, by holding an ice cream social to benefit the nonprofit organization.

Over $800 was raised for the charity. For a $5.00 fee attendees were able to build their own ice cream sundaes as well as have an opportunity to dunk General Manager Tom Lear in a dunking booth outside the hotel. The goal of the event was to raise money through this ice cream social to help Give Kids the World fulfill its mission of providing dream vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses.

Give Kids The World Village is a whimsical storybook resort located in Central Florida. Give Kids The World provides these special children and their families with weeklong, cost-free vacations that include accommodations at the magical Village, meals, donated attraction tickets and much more. Each year more than 7,000 families stay at Give Kids the World Village. In 2009, 459 families from Pennsylvania visited Give Kids the World. With the help of many generous corporations such as the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown, Give Kids the World has welcomed more than 100,000 families from all 50 states and 72 countries since its founding in 1986. To learn more, visit

As a leader in the hospitality industry for over forty years, Crown American Hotels is proud to continue the dedication and commitment to Johnstown established by the Pasquerilla family. Headquarted in Pasquerilla Plaza, Crown American Hotels manages the Holiday Inn Downtown Johnstown and the Holiday Inn Express Johnstown; both of which are franchised through agreements with Intercontinental Hotels. Crown American Hotels also manages the Frank J. Pasquerilla Conference Center in Downtown Johnstown.