At each game, these hard working folks run many of the concession stands at Lambeau Field, pouring beer, grilling brats and burgers, running the cash registers and so much more. The big surprise is that they aren't doing all of this hustling for extra cash for themselves, but for the good of 65 area non-profit organizations.
Levy Restaurants and the Green Bay Packers honored these organizations for their time and dedication during the 2007 season with its annual Non-Profit Group Appreciation Banquet at the Lambeau Field Legends Club Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2008. More than 400 people attended the ceremony.
These non-profit groups, which include service organizations and school groups, commit to working at each and every game of the season, some of them even bringing more than 30 people on a regular basis to help serve up the mouth-watering food from Levy's concession stands, such as Going Deep Pizza, The Munch Zone and Draft Picks.
In exchange for their service, groups receive a donation from Levy Restaurants based on their game-day concession sales. During the 2007 season, these non-profit groups earned more than $847,000 collectively for their causes.
Sue Boettcher, Levy Restaurants' director of operations, said, "It's a thrill to be able to host these awesome groups tonight and recognize their successful work through the season. To be able to hand out some additional checks, totaling $3,500, is a fun thing as well. We look forward to continuing this win-win program at Lambeau Field."
"It is a pleasure to salute these groups for their excellent work throughout the season," added Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers President/CEO. "Levy does a wonderful job training the groups, and they in turn provide great service to Packers fans on gameday. We're proud of the groups' hard work here at Lambeau Field, and away from the stadium, too, where the donations from concession operations help further their efforts in the community."
The award recipients follow:
-Highest Training Attendance: ($250 donation) Shiocton Booster Club.
-Closest GOS (Goods Out of Stock) to Cash: ($500) Shiocton Booster Club ($250) Green Bay Elite Booster Club.
-Responsible Alcohol Service: ($400) West De Pere Booster Club.
-Best New Group: ($500) Abbot Pennings Knights of Columbus (De Pere).
-Stand Lead of the Year: ($100) Mary Katers, Calvary Lutheran (Green Bay).
-Non-Profit Organization of the Year: ($500) Calvary Lutheran (Green Bay) and ($1000) UW-Oshkosh/Marian Softball (Oshkosh/Fond du Lac).
Any community groups interested in volunteering for the 2008 season are asked to call Levy Restaurant's Chris Siewert at 920/965-3755.
About Levy Restaurants
Levy Restaurants was founded in Chicago in 1978 and is recognized as one of America's fastest growing and most critically-acclaimed restaurant companies and is the leader in premium sports and entertainment dining concessions. Levy's diverse and expansive portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard-winning Spiaggia and Bistro 110 in Chicago, Fulton's Crab House and Wolfgang Puck's Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, and renowned sports venues, such as Wrigley Field in Chicago, Lambeau Field in Green Bay, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and American Airlines Arena in Miami, and events including Super Bowls, World Series, Kentucky Derbies, and the Grammy Awards. For further details on Levy Restaurants, visit www.levyrestaurants.com.