American Red Cross to Honor Local Humanitarian

 American Red Cross chapters serving Riverside County and the Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin are pleased to announce that longtime senior Hilton executive Ben Fusco will receive the 2018 Humanitarian Award at the HD Supply Invitational charity golf tournament benefitting American Red Cross and the Gary Sinise Foundation.

 The tournament, held at the La Quinta Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria property since 2010, has raised nearly $500,000 with the American Red Cross as the primary recipient.

 “Funds from the charity tournament helps us with our service delivery and it inspires others to support our mission,” said Lois Beckman, executive director, American Red Cross serving Riverside County and Coachella Valley/Morongo Basin. “We depend on a foundation of committed, compassionate supporters and charitable events to help those in need. Ben Fusco’s support of our organization has been a constant. The support of this tournament ensures that we will always be ready and able to offer lifesaving assistance in communities down the street, across the country and around the world.”

 Upon learning of his award, Fusco praised the organizations he has supported.

 “I am truly honored to be the recipient of this most prestigious award. It has been a fulfilling pleasure and a privilege to work closely with the American Red Cross and Access Sports Limited, Inc.,” said Fusco. “I have enormous respect and admiration for the extraordinary work you and your organizations do every day that benefit so many meaningful objectives.”

 Fusco will be presented with the award on the evening of March 25, 2018 at the official event dinner.  As part of the presentation, he will also be awarded a $10,000 honorarium from Access Sports Limited, Inc. to support a charity of his choice. 

 About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross Desert to the Sea Region has proudly served Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties for more than 100 years. For more information, please visit or, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossDTS or Facebook at


08 Feb 2018