Golden Corral Celebrates Top Camp Corral Fundraisers
Restaurant Chain and Guests Donate $1.8 Million to Summer Camps for Military Children
October 24, 2018 // Franchising.com // Golden Corral, the nation’s largest grill-buffet chain, announced it raised more than $1.8 million to help support Camp Corral, a nonprofit corporation that provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen service members.
Golden Corral President and Chief Executive Officer Lance Trenary made the check presentation to Camp Corral at Golden Corral’s annual convention in San Francisco on Sunday night. The company also welcomed a family from Crystal Lake, IL whose daughter was a camp counselor at Camp Corral earlier this summer.
Donations for Camp Corral were collected from Golden Corral restaurants and their guests across the country, as well as a partnership with DAV (Disabled American Veterans). This year they collected $1,820,658 to support Camp Corral and sent 3,771 children to camp this summer. Now in its eighth year, Camp Corral hosted 24 camp weeks in 2018 and served families from 47 states. The camp provides kids, ages 8 to 15, a unique, weeklong experience where they are free to escape the challenges they face as military children.
“We are thankful to our military members for the sacrifices they make for our country and we believe in supporting their families,” said Lance Trenary. “Through the tremendous generosity of our guests and restaurant teams and our partnership with DAV, we were able to exceed our annual fundraising goal in support of Camp Corral.”
Golden Corral is a long-standing supporter of American veterans. The company became a founding sponsor of Camp Corral in 2011, and continues to provide generous support to the organization, a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. Since 2011, Golden Corral and its guests have provided nearly $11 million to Camp Corral. Through its annual Military Appreciation Night, Golden Corral has also raised more than $14.3 million for the DAV over the past 17 years and has served has served 5.4 million complimentary meals to military personnel.
About Golden Corral
Golden Corral, based in Raleigh, N.C., is the nation’s largest grill-buffet restaurant chain with 489 restaurants operating in 41 states as of January 1, 2018. Golden Corral is famous for its variety, including USDA steaks cooked to order, rotisserie chicken, awesome pot roast, hot yeast rolls, and desserts like homemade carrot cake and the Chocolate Wonderfall®.
About Camp Corral
Camp Corral, a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation, provides free, one-of-a-kind summer camp experiences for children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen service members. Since its founding in 2011 by Golden Corral, Camp Corral has grown to 24 camps in 19 states and has served 21,000 children. Although any child ages 8 to 15 from a military family is eligible, registration priority is given to children of wounded, injured, ill or fallen military service members. For more information, visit www.campcorral.org.
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