COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – January 4, 2008 – Continuing a long-standing tradition of giving back to its local communities, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza kicks off its annual Valentine’s fundraiser benefiting Children’s Miracle Network, a national non-profit organization comprised of 170 children’s hospitals (CMN), on January 28. For the event, the College Station restaurant will feature two unique giving opportunities designed to raise funds that will be donated directly to St. Joseph Healthcare.
From February 14 through February 17, Boston’s will sell its popular, one-of-a-kind heart-shaped pizzas and donate $1 from every pie sold to St. Joseph Healthcare. As with the entire menu, the heart-shaped pizzas are available in store, for take out, or by delivery (if available) for all four days. In addition to heart-shaped pizzas, Boston’s will sell special paper hearts that patrons can write Valentine’s messages and designs on for a $1 donation. Paper hearts will be available beginning January 28 through February 17 and will be displayed in the restaurant for the duration of the fundraiser.
Children’s Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children through fundraising for children’s hospitals across North America. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind.
"Children’s Miracle Network and our member hospitals are proud to be partnering with Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza for such a great event,” said Marie Osmond, Children’s Miracle Network co-founder. "We are grateful to the restaurants and customers that made last year’s fundraiser such a success and demonstrated that there’s always a way to help those in need. We are excited to make this year’s event our greatest yet!"
Building on the tradition first started by its parent company, Boston Pizza in Canada, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza began selling its specialty heart-shaped pizzas and paper hearts in 1999 as a way to help raise much-needed funds for local charities. As a result of this fundraiser, Boston Pizza and Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza collectively donated more than $497,100 to local charities last year.
To participate in this year’s fundraiser, local residents can visit the College Station location on University Drive, just west of Earl Rudder Freeway, or call (979) 260-8646 to receive more information or order a heart-shaped pizza.
"Boston’s stores and employees look forward to our Valentine’s fundraiser every year because it gives us a chance to positively impact the communities and exemplify the Aggie Spirit where we live and work,” said Alan Miller, general manager of the Boston's College Station location. “Boston’s is committed to helping local families and we are thrilled to be partnering again with Children’s Miracle Network, which is dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children.”
About Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Boston's The Gourmet Pizza mirrors its sister company, Boston Pizza, the No. 1 casual dining brand in Canada. Introduced in the U.S. in 1998, Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza is franchised by Boston Pizza Restaurants, L.P. Boston’s offers a contemporary, sit-down family dining atmosphere with a separate sports bar customized with local team memorabilia. The result is a fun, high-energy setting for families and sports enthusiasts alike. While Boston’s specializes in gourmet pizza and pasta, the casual dining restaurant menu features more than 100 items including salads and sandwiches, along with sports bar favorites, such as burgers, wings and ribs. With annual system wide sales exceeding $600 million, Boston Pizza and Boston’s have more than 300 outlets throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Boston’s grows primarily through franchises and is scheduled to open 14 new restaurants in 2008. For more information, visit www.bostonsgourmet.com.
About Children's Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. Each year the 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals provide the finest medical care, life-saving research and preventative education to help millions of kids overcome diseases and injuries of every kind. To learn more go to www.childrensmiraclenetwork.org.