Two Local Restaurants are a Big Help to Annual Fundraising Event

Chick-Fil-AThanks to two local restaurants, on Monday, March 27th, more than 150 folks will receive a free lunch and dinner at the 22nd Annual Triple Crown Golf Classic.

Aiken’s very own Chick-fil-a and Outback Steakhouse establishments have supported our annual golf tournament for years and years! And thankfully, both will continue to add a little extra flavor, (pun intended), to our event which benefits us and Tri-Development Center.

Established in 1995, over the years the tournament has remained a collaborative fundraising effort between us and our friends at Tri-Development Center so that we can both continue to efficiently provide services to our clients.

With the support of Chick-fil-a and Outback, our event planning committee is able to greatly decrease expenses and in turn, the tournament drives business to the restaurants.

Each year, the restaurants provide over 100 lunches and steak dinners for the event investors and volunteers at Woodside Plantation Country Club, where the tournament takes place.

The managers of the stores, Tom Johnson (Chick-fil-a) and Neil Arbaugh (Outback) are always more than willing to supply the meals!

Outback Steakhouse“When asked to help support the Triple Crown Golf Classic, both Johnson and Arbaugh have always said ‘yes’ because they believe in the special services Helping Hands and Tri-Development provides to the community. It’s like a partnership; they help us and we help them,” explained our event chairman Ron Jones.

As a token of gratitude, this year the tournament’s planning committee voted to honor Chick-fil-a and Outback by presenting both with special plaques, thanking them for their many years of support.

We can’t say “thank you” enough to both stores, as food alone would cost us SO much money! People, go see Mr. Tom and Mr. Neil and their staff members at Chick-fil-a and Outback and tell them WE send you!