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Scooter’s Coffee to Host Donation Day for Sporting KC’s The Victory Project
Partnership to Help Kids Battling Cancer Continues on June 22
June 11, 2018 – Kansas City, KS – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest-based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, is hosting their third #CoffeeKicksCancer donation day in 2018 for The Victory Project, an initiative from Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff, and fans to help children battling cancer. On Friday, June 22, Kansas City area Scooter’s Coffee locations will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the foundation to help further its mission.
This donation day is the sixth event of 2018, which includes the #CoffeeKicksCancer days and Days of Giving, in a season-long collaboration in which Scooter’s Coffee will not only raise money for The Victory Project but also help raise awareness for the program.
“The Victory Project is very thankful for the continued support from Scooter’s Coffee,” said Brandi Thomas, Executive Director of The Victory Project. “The funds that will be raised on Friday’s awareness day will allow us to continue impacting the lives of children battling cancer.”
The two #CoffeeKicksCancer days held in 2018 thus far raised over $12,000 for The Victory Project. In addition, Scooter’s Coffee has hosted several Days of Giving in 2018 in which 100% of sales made at various new locations were donated to The Victory Project. At those events, an additional $12,000 was raised. There are more Days of Giving planned throughout the remainder of 2018.
“The opportunity to partner with a quality foundation like The Victory Project just made sense for myself and the brand. We see this as a great way to reach out to those in our community who are battling the difficult circumstance of childhood cancer. We want them to know that we care and we are supporting them during a difficult time in their life,” stated Tracy Bouwens, one of the owners of Freedom Enterprises, which owns many Kansas City locations. “Most of us have been touched or affected by the struggles and heartache of cancer, whether it's personally, a family member or a close friend. My mother-in-law passed away at the age of 45 from cancer. That was tough, to say the least. But when cancer affects a child, it is absolutely heart-wrenching.”
One of The Victory Project’s special initiatives is Sporting Wishes, which identifies children who receive a secondary cancer diagnosis or relapse and then grants them a wish.
“The fact that The Victory Project has identified a way to create happiness for these kids, even for just a day, truly touches our hearts, and we couldn’t be more honored to help make Sporting Wishes come true!” stated Bouwens.
Scooter’s Coffee is quickly approaching 200 locations in 16 states and has 153 franchisee commitments to build new stores. The company is in the midst of a robust grand opening pipeline. It recently opened additional locations in Overland Park and Gardner, Kansas, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Rapid City, South Dakota. Other expanding markets include Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, and Texas.
Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, baked-from-scratch pastries and features their signature drink, the CarameliciousÒ. The company also roasts its own shade-grown coffee. Over the past year, some of Scooter’s Coffee’s product innovations and additions included the Tropical Red BullÒ Infusion and new CarameliciousÒ flavors.
About The Victory Project
Sporting Club, the parent organization of Sporting Kansas City, launched The Victory Project in 2013 to tangibly impact the lives of children battling cancer. Since then, the foundation has raised over $1 million and supported families by covering basic household expenses, car payments and more when the financial strain of a cancer diagnosis sets in. The foundation’s newest and most impactful program, Sporting Wishes, was launched in 2017 in response to the reality that over 20 children annually are diagnosed with a secondary cancer or relapse in our community. Sporting Wishes gives these children an opportunity to take control of their happiness and make their dreams come true — whether it is swimming with dolphins, visiting a volcano or meeting their favorite Disney princess. To learn more about The Victory Project or to make a donation, visit VictoryKC.org.
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 more than 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.
Scooter’s Coffee specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, fruit smoothies, baked-from-scratch pastries and features its signature drink, the Caramelicious®. The company also serves a line of hot and iced organic teas, single-origin coffee and the original Cold Brew & Cream. This year, one of Scooter’s Coffee’s drink innovations includes Red Bull Infusions.
Scooter’s Coffee is at the dawn of a strategic growth phase in the Midwest and nationwide. The U.S. coffee market is an estimated $48 billion a year recession-resistant industry, and Scooter’s Coffee is striving to become the #1 drive-thru coffee franchise in the nation. Visit ownascooters.com to learn more about the benefits of owning a franchise of a well-established company.