Jersey Mike's Subs has teamed up with Horry County Project Lifesaver and the Autism Advocate Foundation once again to host the second annual Autism Awareness Jamboree. The Jamboree will take place on Sat. May 1, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the 2676 Church St. Jersey Mike's store. It will also be the final day of a month-long Project Lifesaver fundraiser that took place at all four Horry County Jersey Mike's Subs locations during the month of April, Autism Awareness Month.
"The Autism Awareness Jamboree was such a hit last year that we were thrilled to jump on board again this year," said Kevin Satterfield, Jersey Mike's Subs owner and Jamboree host. "Autism is one of America's fastest growing disabilities and is often one of the least understood. This is a great opportunity to educate people and at the same time have some fun."
The Jamboree is free to the public and will feature games, characters and inflatables for the kids; information booths; a dunking booth featuring local celebrities; public safety vehicles from the Police and Fire Departments; the specially-trained Dogs for Autism; food, entertainment and much more.
During the fundraiser for Project Lifesaver which took place in April, Jersey Mike's Subs stores located in Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and North Myrtle Beach, gave 50 cents for every regular and $1 for every giant #7 sub (turkey & provolone) sold in all four locations.
Reaching out to the community is a key component of Jersey Mike's mission. All franchise owners find ways to support their neighbors and employees are encouraged to volunteer their time and talents as well.
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. Store locator and franchise information for Jersey Mike's can be found at www.jerseymikes.com.
Horry County Project Lifesaver is an innovative rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from not only autism, but 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. The main goal of Project Lifesaver is to locate and rescue the missing, in which recovery time averages less than 30 minutes when wearing the radio-transmitting wristbands. For more information or to register for the program, contact Gordon Harris at (843) 915-8440.
The Autism Advocate Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 2004 by parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders living in Horry County. It's goal is to provide supports and services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders so that they may become active, contributing and fulfilled members of the community. For more information go to www.autismadvocatefoundation.com.