Buffalo Wild Wings helps Halo of Hope put on successful donation program

2013-05-21T13:44:00Z Buffalo Wild Wings helps Halo of Hope put on successful donation programJanel Barsich | Administrator for the Halo of Hope Foundation nwitimes.com

CROWN POINT | After a successful March, the Halo of Hope Foundation would like to thank the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland Buffalo Wild Wings locations that participated in the Hoops for Halos Donation Program.

Eight of the local restaurants, part of Diversified Restaurant Holdings, Inc., helped Halo of Hope raise $4,608 during the month of March. All proceeds from the program directly benefit the Halo of Hope Foundation.

With competitive spirit in mind, the stores worked against each other trying to sell the most pin-ups. The Halo of Hope Foundation as well as Redkey Realty hosted events at locations to increase awareness of Halo.

Out of the eight competing locations, the Schererville location won. Their team out sold all locations. Many of the staff members even went the extra mile, purchasing Halo gear benefiting the Foundation.

In appreciation of the program that Buffalo Wild Wings ran this year, the Halo of Hope Foundation had a trophy created to ignite competition in future years between locations. Additionally, the Foundation provided the winning location with Halo T-Shirts to commemorate their experience with Halo of Hope.

The Jared Tomich Halo of Hope Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to impacting the quality of life for children and families faced with pediatric cancer and/or blood disorder illnesses.

Tomich started the Halo of Hope Foundation eight years ago, after his first visit to the Circle of Friends Camp. This camp is a life-changing six-day experience that allows the kids to be away from home, to have a break from the hospital, and to make lasting friendships with kids who are facing similar life-threatening situations.

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