Jersey Mike's Subs has teamed up with Horry County Project Lifesaver and the Autism Advocate Foundation to host its first Autism Awareness Jamboree. The Jamboree will take place on Sat. April 25 at the 2676 Church St. Jersey Mike's store and promises to educate, entertain and enlighten. It will also be the final day of a month-long Project Lifesaver fundraiser taking place at all four Horry County Jersey Mike's Subs locations. April is Autism Awareness Month.
"We are very pleased to hold the first ever Autism Awareness Jamboree in Horry County," said Kevin Satterfield, Jersey Mike's Subs owner and Jamboree host. "One in every one hundred and fifty children suffer from Autism and we are hoping that this event will not only be fun for everyone in the community but will also raise awareness about Autism which is the fastest growing developmental disability in America today."
The Jamboree is free to the public and will feature games, characters and inflatables for the kids; information booths about Project Lifesaver, the Autism Advocate Foundation and other programs; public safety vehicles from the Police and Fire Departments; the specially-trained Dogs for Autism; and food and refreshments.
Reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike's mission as framed by Peter Cancro, founder and CEO of Jersey Mike's Franchise Systems. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well.
During the fundraiser for Project Lifesaver, between April 1 and 25, Jersey Mike's Subs located in Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and North Myrtle Beach, will give 50 cents for every regular and $1 for every giant #7 sub (turkey & provolone) sold in all four locations. On April 23, for one day only, the donations will be doubled.
Horry County Project Lifesaver is an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from not only autism, but also Alzheimer's disease and related disorders such as Downs Syndrome. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver Program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal for timely location and rescue of the missing.
The Autism Advocate Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 2004 by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders living in Horry County.
Jersey Mike's, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 400 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike's serves authentic Northeast style subs on fresh baked bread - the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago. The company's mission is to bring its customers the highest quality, freshest made sub in the industry and give back to the communities in which it operates. A store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike's can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.