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CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK ANNOUNCES MARRIOTT'S NATIONAL SPONSORSHIP OF SPORTS DREAM TO BENEFIT HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

 CHILDREN'S MIRACLE NETWORK ANNOUNCES MARRIOTT'S NATIONAL
 SPONSORSHIP OF SPORTS DREAM TO BENEFIT HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN
 Rare 1953 Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays Topps Baseball Card Artwork
 Valued at $250,000-Plus to be Donated by Marriott
 Tuesday, Jan. 14, 1992, 1 p.m. -- Chicago Marriott Downtown
 WHO: Sports stars Bo Jackson, Merlin Olsen, Mary Lou
 Retton and Sam Huff will announce Marriott's
 national sponsorship of Sports Dream and the
 formation of the Sports Dream Team.
 WHAT: To kick-off the 1992 Sports Dream, Marriott will
 donate to Children's Miracle Network the original
 1953 Topps baseball card artwork of Mickey Mantle
 and Willie Mays which it purchased in 1989 for
 $210,000. Marriott's commitment to helping children
 through the Children's Miracle Network in 1992 will
 reach $1 million.
 The Mantle and Mays artwork will be exhibited at the
 press conference along with other Marriott Sports
 Dream memorabilia such as signed Super Bowl
 footballs, and a one-of-a-kind signed Sports
 Illustrated cover valued at $7,500.
 Marriott Sports Dream was created to raise funds for
 160 hospitals for children through the sale of
 unique sports memorabilia and sports fantasies on
 national television. In 1991, the Children's
 Miracle Network Telethon and its Sports Dream show
 raised over $100 million to care for children.
 WHEN: Jan. 14, 1992 -- 1 p.m. (Central time)
 WHERE: Chicago Marriott Downtown
 540 North Michigan Ave.
 Chicago
 312-836-0100
 Michigan State Room on the Sixth Floor
 CONTACT: Marion Riedle of Marriott Hotels, 708-835-0102; Steve Williams of Children's Miracle Network, 801-942-2200, or Mike Grossman of Porter/Novelli, 312-856-8888.
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