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TACO MAC TEAM SERVES UP SCHOLARSHIPS AND LUNCH FOR
KIDS HUNGRY FOR A SPECIAL CAMP EXPERIENCE
Donations from every kids’ meal purchase during fiscal year 2017 raised nearly $60,000 to send children to Camp Twin Lakes
ATLANTA (July 25, 2018) – For the past 20 years, the Georgia locations of Taco Mac, the Southeast’s go-to sports bar and restaurant have gone above and beyond the call of philanthropic duty to support Camp Twin Lakes, renowned for providing life-changing camp experiences for children with serious illnesses, disabilities and other challenges. In fact, they’ve raised an impressive $745,000 for the cause, over $59,000 of which was collected during the past fiscal year as Taco Mac donated 25 cents from each kids’ meal purchased to the camp.
While writing a check of that size satisfies Taco Mac owner and CEO Harold Martin, Jr.’s spirit, he was hungry to be part of the experience, too. He and his senior leadership team served up lunch on July 11 to children participating in Camp Twitch and Shout at Camp Twin Lakes' Winder camp (Camp Will-a-Way). The weeklong program is designed specifically for children with Tourette’s Syndrome.
“Exceeding our customers’ expectations through high quality, great tasting food and beverages, as well as stellar service is our top priority,” says Martin. “Giving back to the community also plays a critical role in our business model. Getting to see the children’s bright smiles as they came in to the dining hall from their morning activities was not only a thrill but an affirmation of why we work so hard to raise money for Camp Twin Lakes. Without this incredible organization, these children wouldn’t be able to go to camp.”
Camp Twin Lakes CEO Jill Morrissey was ecstatic the restaurant group could see first-hand how their dollars make a difference. “Thanks to donors like Taco Mac, the majority of our campers attend camp at no cost to their families,” she says. “These programs have a significant impact on our campers’ lives. We couldn’t do it without Taco Mac's generous support.”
In addition to feeling good about helping a good cause, families dining at Taco Mac can also feel good about the delicious kids’ meals, which include favorites such as burgers, chicken and fish served with sides of fries or broccoli, along with juice and milk selections.
About Taco Mac
An Atlanta institution since 1979, Taco Mac offers over 100 beers on draft, the Southeast’s Original Buffalo wings and multiple HD TVs for enjoying all your favorite sporting events. Started by two friends from Buffalo, New York, Taco Mac now has 29 locations across Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. Taco Mac has been named the best sports bar in Atlanta by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jezebel and Groupon and one of the five best sports bars in America by ESPN. Taco Mac is locally owned by managing partner Harold Martin, Jr. along with Michael Bodnar, John Michael Bodnar and Mike Tidwell of Fresh Hospitality. For more information, visit tacomac.com.
About Camp Twin Lakes
For 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has powered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and transformative camp experiences for children and young adults with serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. Partnering with more than 60 nonprofit organizations, each serving a different population, Camp Twin Lakes creates customized, intentional programming that teaches campers to overcome obstacles, grow in their confidence and capabilities, and experience the joys of childhood. The result is mindful, resilient, and confident children who are prepared to triumph over challenges. Annually, Camp Twin Lakes serves 10,000 children, leverages support from 3,500 volunteers, and proudly subsidizes 70% of the direct camp costs ($550) for every camper served. For more information, visit www.camptwinlakes.org.