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Someburros to donate 20% of sales to Arizona Children’s Association

Hard to believe that in only a few weeks kids in Arizona will be returning to school. All 5 Phoenix area locations and a Flagstaff location of Someburros will be donating 20% of all pre-tax food sales on Wed. July 19th to the Arizona Children’s Association.

Someburros All locations will also be collecting school supplies including backpacks, crayons, pencils and more for children in foster care.

Visit Someburros from 9a.m.-9p.m. to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at these locations.

Chandler – 3461 W. Frye Rd.                                                                    Scottsdale – 7501 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.                                         Gilbert – 1335 E. Baseline Rd.                                                                                San Tan  – 2597 S. Market St.                                                                                  Tempe – 101 E. Baseline Rd.                                                                              Flagstaff – 320 S. Regent St.

 

Firefighters pour drinks & serve Cornbread for a Cause at Z’Tejas

In less than 2 years, Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill has raised over $150,000 for local charities with its Cornbread for a Cause fundraising campaign. Its current cause is to give proceeds of  the popular cornbread to the United Phoenix Firefighter Charities through June 31st at all 5 Phoenix area locations.

The Cornbread for a Cause

To bring attention to this partnership firefighters will be pulling shifts serving the warm cornbread and pouring drinks to guests at 3 Z’Tejas locations around Phoenix in coming weeks. Thurs. April 27th at the Chandler location is the first of the 3  visits by the guest bartenders followed by Thurs. May 18th at the Shea & Tatum location in Phoenix and the final opportunity is on Wed. June 14th at the downtown Tempe location. All 3 shifts will be from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

“Firefighters do extraordinary work as first responders and through the community support they provide,” said Gary Manley general partner at Z’Tejas Restaurants. “We at Z’Tejas are inspired by their commitment and the work they do. We are excited about this partnership and look forward to contributing to the charity’s work.”

Money raised will help UPFC continue to serve local communities by installing pool fences and smoke detectors, host food and coat drives and support children with neuromuscular disease by sending them to camp in the summer.  They also help with the cost of medical supplies and research for kids affected by neuromuscular disease. To find out more about UPFC go to http://phxffcharities.org/

For more information about Cornbread for a Cause go to http://ztejas.com/cornbread-for-a-cause/

 

Beer for Brains Foundation EPICURIAD returns Sat. April 29th

Food truck chefs get out of their comfort zone on Saturday April 29th for a good cause as the Beer for Brains Foundation raises money for brain cancer research and awareness with its EPICURIAD Spring 2017 Food, Craft Beers & Wine Pairings Event.

12 food truck chefs including Left Coast Burrito Co., Saffron Jak and Electric Sliders will leave their trucks for a full and modern kitchen experience at Allstate Appliances in north Scottsdale to compete against each other to create a new dish for the gourmet pairing competition.

The night begins at 6:30 p.m. with VIP attendees getting a chance to see a 2 chef face off between executive chef Jordan Murray of Rock A Belly, Food Network’s “Street Eats” Season 5 vs Chef Tim Cobb of United Lunchadores, Street Food Chef of the Year in 2015. The chefs will flip a coin to see if they will be cooking with beer or wine in addition to the ingredients provided with 35 minutes to create a dish before the main event.

At 7:30 p.m. main event begins where attendees will be able to sample gourmet food, craft beers and wine. They will have the chance to vote for “Best Pairing” to see if beer or wine is the preferred pairing and “Best Entree” based on taste and presentation. Gold, Silver & Bronze medals will be awarded to the Top 3 winning chefs who will the go head to head with restaurant chefs at the Fall 2017 EPICURIAD event.

The event is one of Beer for Brains Foundation multiple events around the country where the partner with breweries, medical facilities, and other partners to raise money and support ground breaking research at GBM Agile Tempe headquarters on the campus of Arizona State University.

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.thebeerforbrainsfoundation.org/ for $95 per or $150 VIP with proceeds going to Brain Cancer Research with GBM Agile.

Allstate Appliances is at 15250 N. Hayden Rd in Scottsdale.

Mojo Yogurt & The Mollen Foundation’s “Create A Healthy T-Shirt Design” contest

Mojo Yogurt and The Mollen Foundation have partnered for the 1st “Create a Healthy T-Shirt Design” contest on Saturday, September 24th from 12 noon 2pm at Mojo Yogurt’s Mill Ave. & Tempe Marketplace locations.

Photo courtesy of Mojo Yogurt
Photo courtesy of Mojo Yogurt

Winning Design

The winning design will be featured on all T-shirts for the Mollen Mile and must include a picture of a vegetable, an exercise and include the words “Mollen Mile”. The contest is open to all kids from 3-12 years of age. The winner will also win free Mojo yogurt for the whole family. Kids can enter also enter online by emailing their design to paigemollen@mollenfoundation.org

phoenix-half-marathon-logo-image002The Mollen Mile and The Mollen Foundation

The Mollen Mile is a mile long run for kids as part of the 3TV Phoenix 10K & 1/2 Marathon. Phoenix Dr. Art Mollen started the Phoenix 10K 40 years ago to promote healthy eating and exercise through community involvement. Dr. Mollen is also the founder of The Mollen Foundation, a non-profit organization that encourages healthy living for children and their families by adopting healthy living activities including healthy eating and physical activities both of which have life long benefits. This years 10K and 1/2 Marathon will be held on Sunday Nov. 6th 2016. You can register at https://register.chronotrack.com/r/18466

Mojo yogurts donation

Mojo Yogurt will be donating 20% of all sales on September 24th to the Mollen Foundation. The 2 participating Mojo Yogurts are at Tempe Marketplace 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy # 1065 Tempe, AZ 85281 & Mojo Yogurt ASU 411 S Mill Avenue # 102 Tempe, AZ 85281

 

Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed event to benefit Scottsdale League of the Arts on Sept. 25th

The non-profit Scottsdale League of the Arts will be hosting a Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed Wine Country Brunch at The Camby Hotel in Phoenix on Sunday September 25th from 11am- 2pm. Brunch will be prepared by not only The Camby’s culinary team but from restaurants, The Herb Box and Arcadia Farms. Guests will be able to sip Mimosa’s from the Mimosa Bar, Champagne and wines paired with for the culinary delights served.

Mimosa Bar
Mimosa Bar

Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme

The classic film Breakfast at Tiffany’s themed brunch will allow guests to dress up like Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly and others from the early 1960’s era. There will be a Audrey Hepburn look-a-like to have photos taken with the film playing in the background. Games and other fun will be played and had during the 3 hour event. “We are excited to have one of our community favorite events; the Wine Country Brunch as a featured event this fall. It is a great way to mingle with friends and enjoy an amazing brunch, all while benefiting charity!” said Dan Bowman, Scottsdale League for the Arts.

the-cambyThe Scottsdale League of the Arts

All money raised will go to Scottsdale League of the Arts as it support of the arts and arts education through various organizations throughout the Phoenix area. Wine Country Brunch is just one of several fund raising events Scottsdale League of the Arts hosts every year. Others include the week long Scottsdale Culinary Festival in the spring and The Friends of James Beard Dinner. Over $4 million has been raised and awarded to Ballet Arizona, Childsplay and Free Arts of Arizona along with other organizations.

Tickets for Wine Country brunch

Tickets for the event are $75 per person or $650 for a table of 10 and include unlimited food and drink samples as well as all the days activities. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.scottsdalefest.org/2016wcb

 

 

Z’Tejas donates over $17,000 to Military Assistance Mission

Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill sold a lot of their tasty cornbread from April-June and by doing so was able to raise $17,912 for local non-profit Military Assistance Mission. This donations bring the restaurants total to over $90,000 for its “Cornbread for a Cause” to non-profits since its December 2015 launch of the company’s philanthropic arm.

Z'Teja's famous cornbread. Photo courtesy of Z'Tejas
Z’Teja’s famous cornbread. Photo courtesy of Z’Tejas

Z’tejas and Military Assistance mission

With this donation from Z’Tejas Military Assistance Mission can continue to provide support to active duty military personnel, their families and wounded warriors whether they are overseas or here at home. The money raised help with financial and morale assistance along with emergencies.

Gary Manley & Michael stone of Z' Tejas and Nicle Crites, local news anchor & one of the Board of Directors for Military Assistance Mission. Photo courtesy of Z'Tejas
Gary Manley & Michael stone of Z’ Tejas and Nicole Crites, local news anchor & one of the Board of Directors for Military Assistance Mission. Photo courtesy of Z’Tejas

Cornbread for a Cause

Cornbread for a Cause helps the communities in which the 5 Phoenix area Z’ Tejas restaurants are located by raising money for charitable contributions to local non-profits through the sale of their famous cornbread. Through the end of September, Cornbread for a Cause is raising money for Arizona Animal Welfare League (AAWL) and after that Phoenix Children’s Hospital will be the next recipient for Cornbread for a Cause.

For more information please visit http://www.ztejas.com or like the on Facebook

 

 

Save the date: Saturday October 5th for Zoowalk for Autism research.

ZooWalk Walk

Saturday October 5th is the date for the 9th Annual Zookwalk at The Phoenix Zoo benefiting Arizona State University’s Autism/ Aspeger’s Research Program. The event starts at 6:30 a.m. with registration and walk to immediately follow your registering. Registration concludes at 8:30 a.m. with the walk expected to end at 9 a.m.

Adults are $25 and a t-shirt is included,teens are $15 and kids under 12 are free. All day admission to the zoo is included with a wristband you will be given. Last year had about 3,500 walkers raising over $100,000 cash and over $200,000 in donations from medical testing and nutritional supplements. This years goal is to raise money for 1 year multi-treatment study for children and adults with Autism.

You can find more information and sign up at www.zoowalk.org The Phoenix Zoo is located at 455 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix 85008 (480)273-1341.

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