MIAMI --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Burger King Corp. (NYSE:BKC) will present a $5,000 donation and cheer on participants of the iWin Joe Jonas Fun Run in San Antonio, Texas on Aug. 13. A sponsor of "The Jonas Brothers World Tour 2009," Burger King Corp.'s contribution will benefit the Jonas Brothers' Change for the Children Foundation, a charity supporting programs that motivate and inspire children to face adversity with confidence, determination and a will to succeed. The donations collected at this race will benefit the Special Olympics, an organization of which Joe Jonas is an avid supporter.
"Through our ongoing relationship with the Jonas Brothers, we have seen their commitment to helping others, and we're happy to contribute to a cause that's close to Joe's heart," said Cindy Syracuse, senior director, cultural marketing, Burger King Corp. "It's great to work with partners who value philanthropy and community service as much as we do, and we wanted to show our support through this donation."
Immediately following the 5K race, local Burger King Corp. franchisee Robes St. Juste will present Joe Jonas with a check for $5,000 on behalf of Burger King Corp. The run, led by Joe, begins at 8:15 am on Thursday, Aug. 13 at Sunset Station in San Antonio, Texas.
The BURGER KING® system operates more than 11,800 restaurants in all 50 states and in 74 countries and U.S. territories worldwide. Approximately 90 percent of BURGER KING® restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, many of them family-owned operations that have been in business for decades. In 2008, Fortune magazine ranked Burger King Corp. among America's 1,000 largest corporations and Ad Week named it one of the top three industry-changing advertisers within the last three decades. Through its BK Positive StepsSM corporate responsibility program, the BURGER KING® system is committed to being a socially responsible brand in all areas of its business – food, people, the environment and corporate governance.
Source: Burger King Corp.