September 20, 2016 // Franchising.com // Tempe, Ariz. – Leading up to Veteran’s Day, Budweiser and Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery are kicking off their sixth annual military fundraising program, “Toast to Heroes,” from September 19 to November 11. The fundraiser is designed to raise money for the Folds of Honor, which provides educational scholarships to family members and dependents of fallen or injured soldiers.
For an eight week period, Tilted Kilt guests are given an opportunity to purchase $1, $5 or $10 paper dog tags to be personally customized and displayed on the pub walls. Additionally, guests are encouraged to snap a photo of themselves raising a glass to our veterans and texting the word ‘TOAST’ to 444-999 for a chance to win a flight on a fighter jet.
Last year, Tilted Kilt independently raised $136,000. With Anheuser-Busch contributing an additional $10,000, the initiative generated more than $140,000 to be donated to the foundation, increasing the previous year’s donation by $25,000.
With more than 95 pubs open across the United States and Canada, and a strengthened partnership with Anheuser-Busch and the Folds of Honor, Tilted Kilt has set its donation goal even higher for 2016—aiming to contribute $175,000. Military families are hit hard with both an emotional and financial burden when there is a fallen or injured service member and the “Toast to Heroes” fundraiser helps ease the pain by truly making a difference in families nationwide.
“We’re thrilled to be launching our sixth annual campaign and give back to the service men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much for our country,” stated Ron Lynch, President of Tilted Kilt. “Every year this fundraiser gives our pubs and guests a way to unite and support a cause we all deeply care about. Folds of Honor is a remarkable organization and we look forward to the results yielded by this year’s fundraiser.”
Of the one million-plus dependents adversely affected by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. Folds of Honor seeks to meet this need by providing education scholarships to the military families of those who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. As stories of fallen and injured soldiers continue to make headlines, this opportunity allows for pubs and guests to give back to the men and women who continue to serve our country while dining at Tilted Kilt. Since its founding in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 10,000 scholarships, including more than 2,500 in 2015 alone.
The “Toast to Heroes” fundraiser is active from September 19 through November 11. For more information, visit www.tiltedkilt.com/foldsofhonor. To locate your nearest Tilted Kilt, visit www.tiltedkilt.com.
Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery, known as “The Best Looking Sports Pub You’ve Ever Seen,” has 95+ units in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional 20 pubs in various stages of development. Tilted Kilt is uniquely different than other sports bars because of its fun pub experience. The pubs feature dozens of large, HDTVs and big screens to show all the hottest sporting events. Every Pub has 30+ draught and bottled beers along with excellent tasting, high quality menu items served to you by the World Famous Kilt Girls ®. The Tilted Kilt Girls and Guys are inviting and represent the comfortable atmosphere while simultaneously demonstrating a high level of service in the industry. The brand’s slogan “A Cold Beer Never Looked So Good ®” personifies the Fun, Food, Spirits and Sports that the Tilted Kilt is well-known for bringing to pub guests in both the United States and Canada.
The Folds of Honor is a non-profit organization that provides post-secondary educational scholarships for children and spouses of military service men and women killed or disabled while serving our great nation. Folds of Honor salutes the sacrifice of fallen and disabled service members by ensuring their families are not left behind. They seek to brighten their futures and help them achieve their dreams. Through scholarships and other assistance, they provide healing and hope to these families and seek to rally the nation in support of those who have served and sacrificed for our country. For more information on the Folds of Honor Foundation, visit www.foldsofhonor.org.
SOURCE Tilted Kilt Pub and Eatery
Tilted Kilt, known as "The Best Looking Sports Pub You've Ever Seen," has over 100 units in operation throughout the U.S. and Canada, with additional 20 pubs in various stages of development.