FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Monday, November 1, 2004
CONTACT: TRACY ATWELL, 703-929-7442
Fairfax, VA — Northern Virginia based Glory Days Grill, a national restaurant company, held benefits for the Prince William Education Foundation, ALS Association and Life With Cancer during its grand opening week at the new Manassas, VA location. The restaurant, located at 9516 Liberia Avenue in the Signal Hill Shopping Center, donated 50% of its total food sales to these organizations on the evenings of October 4th, 5th and 7th.
The benefits, held from 4 PM until Midnight, totaled $3,398.06. ALS Association raised $1,066.00, which will go towards helping ALS patients and their families. Life with Cancer raised close to $1,500.00, which will be used to fund community classes that are offered on a continual basis free of charge. Funds totaling $832.06 for the Prince William Education Foundation will be used to support the Foundation's Innovative Grants Program, which encourages educators to develop innovative projects that will enhance student achievement. The benefits not only provided much needed funding but also an opportunity for organization members to come together as a community.
"We believe in giving back to the community and are committed to supporting the people and youth in the Manassas and Greater Northern Virginia area," noted Jeff Newman, co-founder of Glory Days Grill. The concept has been recognized for a variety of charitable contributions and fundraising efforts that benefit local communities and was a state winner and national finalist for the 2003 Restaurant Neighbor Award sponsored by the National Restaurant Association. Last year alone, the restaurant chain contributed more than $120,000 to the neighborhoods they serve through their Dining for Dollars program, youth and adult team sponsorships and other charitable efforts.
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