Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Month-long campaign will help local children and adults with special needs
Biggby Coffee locations in South Carolina are stepping up to the plate this month as they begin a fundraising partnership with the community’s own Summerville Miracle League, an adaptive baseball program for both children and adults with special needs.
For one month, from Feb. 20 – March 20, customers can print out and bring in this flyer: http://goo.gl/4smah and $1 from every Grande or Super specialty beverage purchased will be donated directly to the Summerville Miracle League, and in turn, help provide more athletes the opportunity to become involved in the league and take advantage of the other services offered as well.
“The goal of our program is to bring together athletes and their families in a positive and enriching way,” Troy Powell, Secretary/Treasurer of the league, said. “This is accomplished primarily through the national pastime of baseball, where our athletes get the chance to enjoy the benefits that come from playing the sport, like being part of a team and competing against others.”
The Summerville Miracle League relies on corporate sponsors to fund their teams and to create additional opportunities to make a different in the lives of local families. Both BIGGBY locations have previously worked with the organization, something store franchisee and co-owner, Aaron Marley, said has been a great and rewarding experience.
“Being a part of the community means a lot to us and we are happy to get involved and do what we can to support it,” Marley, said. “The Miracle League is doing great things here, and we hope our customers will come out strong and help us make a difference in the biggest way possible.”
The fundraising vouchers must be printed out, and will be accepted at both the Summerville (717 Old Trolley Rd.) and N. Charleston (8465 Dorchester Rd – located next to Chick-fil-A) stores.
For more information on the Summerville Miracle League, visit: http://www.summervillemiracleleague.org
East Lansing, Mich.-based Biggby Coffee opened a single store in March of 1995 based on the founding principle that coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike would benefit from a less pretentious approach to the standard gourmet café paradigm. Biggby Coffee introduced connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear and Caramel Marvel, and barista staff surprised guests with simple gestures like free kazoos and bouncy balls for no other reason than to brighten their day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today Biggby Coffee has 163 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas. For more information, visit www.biggby.com.