Industry News | April 30, 2010

Jersey Mikes Takes a Swing at Helping Kids

Jersey Mike’s Subs will again drive the message of hope to thousands of underprivileged children throughout the country this spring and summer, as it has for more than a decade. Partnering with inspirational golf phenomenon Dennis Walters, The First Tee Foundation, and other golf organizations at twelve different events, Jersey Mike’s will serve nutritious subs and encourage kids from coast to coast to overcome obstacles and reach for their dreams.

On Wednesday, Walters, who became a trick-shot golfer after an accident left him paralyzed from the waist down, shared his motivational story with nearly 600 underprivileged kids at the First Tee of Charlotte, North Carolina.

“We want to fill the stomachs of these children, but we also want to fill their hearts and minds with a world of possibilities,” says Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO. “Everyone has dreams and aspirations, and we are very happy to once again be partnering with the Dennis Walters Golf Show and First Tee, organizations that share our commitment to community and children, and understand that motivation and inspiration is so important in all our lives.”

During the tour, Walters shares his personal story and the challenges he’s had to overcome, inspiring the kids with life lessons as he wows them with some of golf’s most amazing shots. In 2008, Walters was presented the PGA Distinguished Service Award.

“If there is something you really want to do – no matter how impossible it may seem – with enough hard work and perseverance you can do it,” Walters says.

Events Schedule:

·March 30, Phoenix: Longbow Golf Club, Partner: First Tee of Phoenix

·April 15, Boca Raton, Florida.: Boca Dunes, Partner: S. Florida PGA

·April 24, Atlanta: John White Golf Club, Partner: First Tee of Atlanta

·April 28, Charlotte, North Carolina: Revolution Park, Partner: First Tee of Charlotte

·May 14 Dallas: TBD, Partner: First Tee of Dallas

·July 13, Rosemead, California: Whittier Narrows Golf Club, Partner: First Tee of LA

·July 22, Nashville, Tennessee.: Vinny Links at Shelby Park, Partner: First Tee of Nashville

·July 26, Oakhurst, New Jersey: Oakhurst Park, Partner: First Tee of Monmouth County

·August 5, Cincinnati, Ohio: Reeves Golf Club, Partner: First Tee of Greater Cincinnati & North Kentucky

·August 11, Chicago: Jackson Park Driving Range, Partner: First Tee of Chicago

·August 22, Raleigh, North Carolina.: Lonnie Poole Golf Club, Partner: V Foundation

·September, TBD, Columbus, Ohio: TBD, Partner: First Tee of Columbus