Shamrock Success!

Posted on May 8, 2014 to News & Events

From March 5th until April 2nd, all Wintzell’s restaurant locations campaigned to raise money for MDA, an organization committed to combating muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy occurs when a group of genetic muscle diseases are characterized by the degeneration of voluntary muscles.

In its efforts, MDA offers clinics, summer camp, online and local support, equipment help, and advocacy through the agency’s 120 offices in the United States and Puerto Rico. Fundraiser dollars can provide flu shots, support group sessions, and different types of therapy to young people with muscular muscular dystrophy.

Wintzell’s set a company-wide goal of raising a $5,000 total donation to be presented to MDA at the end of fundraising. Each different restaurant “sponsored” a child in order to send them to Camp ASCCA, a camp dedicated to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Throughout fundraising, all restaurants sold one and five dollar shamrocks to guests and fellow employees. In order to increase donations, a few locations went above and beyond the call of duty. Wintzell’s West Mobile hosted an on-site car wash that helped them rise above the competition and raise the most money out of all of our stores. Taking the second place position, our Fairhope location took advantage of the restaurant’s 10th anniversary party to boost donation numbers. (both events pictured below)

Wintzell's West Mobile Car Wash                                Wintzell's Fairhope 10th Anniversary


Not only did Wintzell’s reach our goal of raising $5,000, but we soared past it! On Friday, May 2, 2014 a check totaling $5,398.30 was presented by the winning West Mobile team to MDA. (pictured below)


MDA Check Presentation 2014


Everyone at Wintzell’s cannot wait for another opportunity to raise money for such worthy cause!

MDA Internal Restaurant Contest Results:

1st place – Wintzell’s West Mobile – $1,569.00

2nd place – Wintzell’s Fairhope – $1,435.30

3rd place – Wintzell’s Saraland – $1,155.00