Fri Nov 11 2016 - Omaha, NE – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, will team up with the NBA D-League’s Iowa Energy this season to salute veterans, past and present, throughout the 2016-2017 season. The program, “Salute to Troops,” will honor deserving veterans and active duty military at all Iowa Energy home games.
“We are thrilled to begin this partnership with an affiliation that shares the same passion that we do for supporting our troops and giving them the recognition that they deserve,” said Rob Streett, President and Chief Operating Officer of Scooter’s Coffee. “We are able to enjoy the game of basketball along with so many other civil liberties because of their dedication to our country, and this promotion will serve as a tribute to those who make it all possible.“
To further show appreciation and to kick off an exciting partnership, Scooter’s will be offering free small drinks for veterans nationwide on Veterans Day, this Friday, November 11, 2016.
The Iowa Energy is currently accepting nominations for the 2016-2017 season at IowaNBA.com/salutetotroops. Fans are encouraged to nominate veterans and active duty military of all branches to be honored during an Iowa Energy home game.
Heroes that are selected will receive the following for one Iowa Energy home game:
• Four (4) Floor Seats
• Four (4) Courtside Club Passes
o Access to Courtside VIP Zone
o Open Bar (Mixed Drinks, Beer, Wine, Water and Soda)
o Full Buffet Dinner (Mon-Fri Games) Dry Snacks (Sat-Sun Games)
• Complimentary Parking
• In-game recognition on video board and PA system telling the story of each Hero
• Swag bag provided by Scooter's Coffee and Iowa Energy
Scooter’s Coffee currently has eight locations in the Des Moines area, including its most recent store opening at 99 University, which is less than a mile away from Iowa Energy’s Wells Fargo Arena. With more than 150 stores open in 13 states, Scooter’s Coffee has signed agreements in two additional states and will open more than 40 locations from coast to coast in 2016. The company is in the midst of a robust grand opening pipeline. It recently opened its first location in Phoenix, AZ, added a second location to the Atlanta, GA, metro area and also opened its second of many locations in the state of Florida. It will also add several locations this year to expanding markets, such as Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa and Texas.
Scooter’s, which is based out of Omaha, Nebraska, handcrafts its pastries and roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through Arbor Day Foundation. In 2016, the company also added depth to its product profile, releasing a new line of Organic Hot and Iced Teas during the summer. In addition to its nearly-100% gluten-free beverage menu, Scooter's recently added gluten-free brownies to its extensive menu.
About Scooter’s Coffee
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In nearly two decades of business, Scooter's Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter's Coffee brand promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: "Amazing People, Amazing Drinks...Amazingly Fast!”™ It represents the company's business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.