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Annual Glory Days Grill Golf Tournament Raises $53,635

For Release 9 AM EST
December 8, 2014

Proceeds benefit the Sunshine Foundation for Chronically Ill Children and other charitable organizations.

Gaithersburg, MD — December 8, 2014 — Glory Days Grill hosted its 27th annual golf tournament on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Piedmont Club in Haymarket, Virginia. The annual tournament raised $53,635 of which $33,500 has been designated for the tournament's main beneficiary, The Sunshine Foundation, Glory Days Grill will make an additional $20,135 in contributions to a variety of local charities and foundations in the Washington-Baltimore corridor.  Past recipients include local charities such as: Jill’s House; Arundel House of Hope; Heroes, Inc.; Lorton Community Action Center; Life with Cancer; and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Over the past ten years, more than $410,000 has been raised by this annual golf tournament. During its 19 year history, Glory Days Grill has been recognized for a variety of charitable contributions and fundraising efforts and was recently honored with SmartCEO’s Circle of Excellence Award which recognizes the region’s most accomplished CEOs for business excellence. In 2014, Glory Days Grill also became a six time winner of the McCormick Cornerstone of the Industry Award from the Restaurant Association of Maryland acknowledging companies that operate as the cornerstone of their communities, through positive job creation, community support and charitable contributions.

Glory Days Grill is a full-service, sports-themed family restaurant featuring great food at very affordable prices, outstanding service and real-time entertainment.  Every restaurant brings together award-winning menus accompanied by state-of-the art televisions tuned to a variety of sports, cartoons, news and entertainment offerings.  Every table and booth have individual volume-controlled speaker stations adding to the guests enjoyment.  Many locations have private banquet facilities.  Founded in Fairfax, VA in 1996, Glory Days Grill has been named Best Casual Theme Restaurant, Best American Restaurant, Best Sports Bar, and has also received accolades for Best Ribs, Best Chili, Best Burger and Best Bartender.  Glory Days Grill founders, Richard Danker, Bob Garner, and Jeff Newman, currently own and operate 18 Glory Days Grill restaurants in the tri-state area comprising Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia as well as 2 FANFARE Eateries in Virginia.  Glory Days Grill also supports 3 franchised restaurants in Richmond, VA and New Tampa, FL.  Two new restaurants located in Maryland, one in Virginia, and two in Florida are scheduled to open within the next year. For more information, visit or

The Sunshine Foundation is the original wish granting organization founded in 1976 by former Philadelphia police officer, Bill Sample.  Sunshine Foundation's sole purpose is to answer the dreams of chronically ill, seriously ill, physically challenged and abused children ages three to eighteen, whose families cannot fulfill their requests due to financial strain that the child's illness may cause. For more information, visit


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