February 5, 2018, Springfield MO—Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar® is off to a great start in supporting their Community Giveback mission for 2018! This past Saturday, February 3, staff members from Springfield corporate stores participated in the annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics of Missouri.
Team Big Whiskey’s, led by Battlefield Road Assistant General Manager, Ashley Bolin, raised a total of $850 for Special Olympics in the weeks leading up to the plunge! Staff members raised money through sales of the Polar Colada, a specialty frozen drink, customer donations, and social media efforts. Over 15 teams participated in this year’s event held at Springfield business, The Ski Shack. This is the second year that Big Whiskey’s has entered a team and plunged into the icy waters.
“I’m so passionate about Special Olympics and their mission and was excited to organize our team for this fun event again this year,” states Bolin.
Big Whiskey’s has continued to hold a commitment to partnering with community organizations and hopes that 2018 will be their biggest year yet for community giveback efforts. This past August, the company reached out to Springfield-based Convoy of Hope, to help hurricane victims. Following a month of fundraising efforts in the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the brand raised $10,000 for the national disaster relief organization and their continued relief efforts. Big Whiskey’s ended 2017 with over $30,000 in contributions to various community organizations and causes.
MISSION: COMMUNITY GIVEBACK 2018
In a casual dining market that struggled in 2017, Big Whiskey’s American Restaurant & Bar continued to trend up month over month. With more store openings set for 2018, that trend is expected to continue along with expanded opportunities for community partnerships. Big Whiskey’s aims to grow their charitable partnerships in 2018 and continue to support a variety of community causes, both in cities they serve and beyond.
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