ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Several St. Petersburg Chick-fil-A® Restaurants will host a “Beach Party” on September 20 for families of the Children’s Cancer Center at the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort in St. Pete Beach. The Children’s Cancer Center is an organization that is designed to help children and families cope with being diagnosed with cancer or chronic blood disorders such as Sickle Cell Anemia. Approximately 200 guests are expected to attend, where they will be greeted by the Chick-fil-A “Eat Mor Chikin®” Cow, giveaways and food.
Area Chick-fil-A® restaurants will also host the Second Annual Fall Stampede on Saturday, September 28, to benefit the Children’s Cancer Center. The race will take place at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, and participants can take part in a chip-timed 5K run with an 8:00 a.m. start or a one-mile walk, starting at 8:45 a.m. Additionally, a mascot race will begin at 9:15 a.m. This is a family event, and all fitness levels are welcome.
The registration fee is $25 per adult and $15 per child, and teams are encouraged. Registrants can sign up online by visiting www.fallstampede.eventbrite.com/.
“We have a strong desire to give back to our community and we’re proud to partner with the Children’s Cancer Center,” said Tony Menendez, franchise Operator of Chick-fil-A® at St. Pete Beach. Tony is a supporter of the Eckerd College Alumni Club, a former baseball student/athlete and a member of the Triton Club. He is actively involved in the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Board for the annual Trees and Wreaths Festival. Tony became franchise Owner of the Chick-fil-A® at St. Pete Beach in October 2012. “I’m excited to be part of such a great community and providing delicious food and a great experience to all our guests,” added Tony.