Pinkberry in Garden City Center to Orchestrate Musical Fundraiser

Pinkberry teams up with BASICS to raise funds for music education.

CRANSTON, R.I., Feb. 15, 2012/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pinkberry, in Garden City Center Cranston, will be swirling goodness on Thursday, February 23rd from 10am to 10pm, and will donate 100 percent of its sales to the BASICS (Benefiting All Students in Cranston Schools) Music Is Instrumental program.

The BASICS after-school program is completely volunteer-run, and was created last spring to make up for cuts to elementary school music programs. They offer strings, band, glee, and guitar to elementary students in grades 3 through 6. Last semester, over 225 students participated in this city-wide program.

"We started this program to support the students in Cranston schools who otherwise wouldn't have access to a high quality music program," said Kerri Kelleher, President. "Without this program, students wouldn't be able to experience the joy of music or the increase in overall learning that comes with learning to play an instrument."

Pinkberry's local franchise partner, Brian Galvin, is thrilled to partner with BASICS. "Pinkberry is as committed to the communities we serve as we are to delivering the freshest, highest quality premium yogurt," says Galvin. "We are honored to support Cranston students through this amazing organization."

Pinkberry's donation of 100 percent of its daily sales will go toward program costs, including scholarships for families of Cranston students that are unable to afford the cost of music classes on their own.

As an added treat, the Pinkberry location at Garden City Center will also showcase student musical performances throughout the day and evening.

About BASICS

BASICS is a non-partisan organization that is dedicated to finding practical solutions to the City of Cranston's educational financial crisis. Their goal is to bring attention to the issues that are facing children today, and to encourage all parents to get involved and advocate for their children's future.

Together, they believe Cranston can be a better place to learn and live. Please join the discussion on Facebook, or visit their website, www.BASICS-RI.com.

About Pinkberry

Pinkberry reinvented the frozen yogurt category when it launched in West Hollywood, CA, in 2005. Today, with more than 150 stores worldwide, it remains the world's most talked about premium frozen yogurt. Pinkberry's distinctive flavors and fresh-cut-daily fruit and premium toppings offer an irresistibly tangy, incomparably clean and refreshing taste. From store design to exceptional customer service to irresistible yogurt flavors and toppings, Pinkberry provides an experience to refresh. Pinkberry is certified by the National Yogurt Association and carries the Live & Active Cultures Seal. Get a taste of Swirly Goodness by visiting http://www.pinkberry.com and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pinkberry) and Twitter (@pinkberry).

Media Contact:

Kerri Kelleher
BASICS
401-241-1561
kamkelleher@msn.com

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