BlackFinn American Grille Contributes to Local Charities
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BlackFinn American Grille Raises More Than $5,700 for Area Charities
New Restaurant Opening Benefits BackStoppers and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation
ST. LOUIS (4/19/2012) -- BlackFinn American Grille raised more than $5,700 for The BackStoppers and the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation at events held recently at its new restaurant located in the Saint Louis Galleria. The fundraisers were part of festivities marking the restaurant’s grand opening and included dinner and cocktails provided by BlackFinn.
A fundraiser attended by nearly 300 people on March 22 at BlackFinn benefiting the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation raised more than $3,400. The Foundation provides crucial financial support to subsidize exceptional healthcare services and procedures for children in need of care, and relies heavily on donors, philanthropists, community partnerships, and fundraisers to achieve these goals. The organization is also committed to programs that provide resources in the areas of wellness, nutrition, exercise, and general well being that empower children with the ability to make healthy, informed choices.
BlackFinn also hosted 300 people at an event on March 23, raising more than $2,300 for The BackStoppers, an organization that provides financial assistance to families of police officers, firefighters and publicly-funded paramedics/EMTs who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The BackStoppers pays off all debt at the time of a line-of-duty death and then provides on-going assistance as needed, including health insurance and educational aid. The BackStoppers serves 18 counties in Missouri and Illinois.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to benefit these great groups,” says Byron Wofford, Operating Partner for BlackFinn. “As a community-based restaurant, supporting the health and well-being of the St. Louis community is something we’re very enthusiastic about, and we look forward to many more opportunities to partner with and support local organizations and causes.”
BlackFinn American Grille is the great American restaurant and community gathering spot, serving quality food and drink in a comfortable, hospitable environment. The menu, featuring a wide variety of classics and regional favorites, is straightforward, served with a smile and won’t break the bank. The restaurant offers friends, family and business patrons four distinct rooms in which to experience BlackFinn in multiple ways for lunch, dinner, happy hour, game day and late night. For more information, visit www.blackfinnstlouis.com.