September 15, 2017 // Franchising.com // Kansas City, MO – Scooter’s Coffee, the Midwest based coffee franchise that has experienced tremendous growth over the past year, announced a partnership with The Victory Project, an initiative from Sporting Kansas City that unites players, staff and fans to help children battling cancer. On Monday, September 18, all Kansas City area Scooter’s Coffee locations will donate 20 percent of proceeds to the charity to help further its quest to make a difference in the lives of children who are battling cancer.
This donation day is part of a season-long collaboration in which Scooter’s Coffee will not only raise money for The Victory Project but also help raise awareness for the program.
“The opportunity to partner with a quality foundation like The Victory Project just made sense for myself and the brand. We see this as a great way to reach out to those in our community who are battling the difficult circumstance of childhood cancer, to let them know we care and we are supporting them during a difficult time in their life,” stated Tracy Bouwens, one of the owners of Freedom Enterprises, which owns many Kansas City locations. “Most of us have been touched or affected by the struggles and heartache of cancer, whether it's personally, a family member or a close friend. My mother-in-law passed away at the age of 45 from cancer. That was tough, to say the least. But when cancer affects a child, it is absolutely heart-wrenching.”
“We are honored to be the Associate Partner of The Victory Project. With more than 20 locations in the Kansas City area, we feel engrained and a part of this community,” said Bouwens. “We are so grateful for the love and support that we have received from our local customers, and we feel compelled to give back in a meaningful way. The Victory Project is the perfect fit, because we genuinely feel that this organization profoundly impacts children with cancer and their families.”
One of The Victory Project’s special initiatives is Sporting Wishes, which identifies children who receive a secondary cancer diagnosis or relapse and then grants them a wish.
“The fact that The Victory Project has identified a way to create happiness for these kids, even for just a day, truly touches our hearts, and we couldn’t be more honored to help make Sporting Wishes come true!” stated Bouwens.
Scooter’s Coffee is quickly approaching 200 locations in 15 states, and has 144 franchisee commitments to build new stores. The company is in the midst of a robust grand opening pipeline. It recently opened additional locations in San Antonio, Texas and Sacramento, California. Other expanding markets include Nevada, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri.
Scooter’s Coffee, based in Omaha, Nebraska, specializes in hand-tamped espresso drinks, baked-from-scratch pastries and features signature drink, the Caramelicious. Scooter’s roasts its own shade-grown coffee, sourced through the Arbor Day Foundation.
This is the first of many #CoffeeKicksCancer days throughout the duration of Sporting KC’s season. In addition, Scooter’s Coffee plans to host a Day of Giving for all new locations in the Kansas City area in which 100% of proceeds will be donated to The Victory Project.
Sporting Club, the parent organization of Sporting Kansas City, launched The Victory Project in 2013 to tangibly impact the lives of children battling cancer. Since then, the foundation has raised over $1 million and supported families by covering basic household expenses, car payments and more when the financial strain of a cancer diagnosis sets in. The foundation’s newest and most impactful program, Sporting Wishes, was launched this year in response to the reality that 20 children annually are diagnosed with a secondary cancer or relapse in our community. Sporting Wishes gives these children an opportunity to take control of their happiness and make their dreams come true — whether it is swimming with dolphins, visiting a volcano or meeting their favorite Disney princess. To learn more about The Victory Project or to make a donation, visit VictoryKC.org.
Founded in 1998 by Don and Linda Eckles in Bellevue, Nebraska, Scooter’s Coffee roasts only the finest coffee beans in the world at its headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. In nearly two decades of business, Scooter's Coffee’s success is simple: stay committed to the original business principles and company core values. The Scooter's Coffee brand promise, often recited to franchisees, customers and employees is: "Amazing People, Amazing Drinks...Amazingly Fast!”™ It represents the company's business origins from 1998 and reflects a steady commitment to providing an unforgettable experience to loyal and new customers.
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