Levy Restaurants and the Green Bay Packers honored several non-profit organizations for their time and dedication during the 2009 season with the annual Non-Profit Group Appreciation Banquet at the Lambeau Field Legends Club Monday, Feb. 15, 2010. More than 400 people attended the ceremony.
The 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.
In exchange for their service, groups receive a donation from Levy Restaurants based on their game-day concession sales. During the 2009 season, 67 non-profit groups earned more than $750,000 collectively for their causes.
Sue Boettcher, Levy Restaurants' director of operations, said, "It's a fun and rewarding night for all of us at Levy Restaurants to be able to thank all the groups for their hard work during the season, as well as recognize a few specific groups for their excellent performances. These groups help us deliver The Levy Difference to fans at every game and we are so proud to have them as part of the Levy Family and the community."
"The Packers salute these groups for their great efforts during the season," added Mark Murphy, Green Bay Packers President/CEO. "They provide great service to Packers fans on gameday, and it's a credit to Levy for the wonderful job they do training the groups. We're also proud of the groups' hard work away from the stadium, where the donations from concession operations help further their activities in the communities."
The award recipients follow:
• Highest Training Attendance: ($250 donation) Clintonville Middle School.
• Closest GOS (Goods Out of Stock) to Cash: ($500) Luxemburg Knights of Columbus.
• Responsible Alcohol Service: ($400) Menasha Girls Basketball.
• Best New Group: ($500) St. Nicholas School and Congregation (Freedom).
• Stand Lead of the Year: ($100) Cindy Suess, UW-Oshkosh softball.
• Group of the Year: ($1,000) First United Methodist (Appleton).
Any community groups interested in volunteering for the 2010 season are asked to call Levy Restaurants' Mike Dion at (920) 965-3767.
About Levy Restaurants
Levy Restaurants, founded in Chicago in 1978, 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. Levy was recently named one of the 10 most innovative companies in sports in the world by Fast Company magazine. The company's diverse portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard-winning Spiaggia and Bistro 110 in Chicago, Fulton's Crab House, Portobello and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort, renowned sports and entertainment venues like Lambeau Field in Green Bay, STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, and American Airlines Center in Dallas, and events including the Super Bowl, World Series, Kentucky Derby, NHL and NBA All-Star Games and the Grammy Awards. For details, visit www.levyrestaurants.com.