10th Anniversary of National Flip Flop Day Coming to Tropical Smoothie Cafe on June 17th

10th Anniversary of National Flip Flop Day Coming to Tropical Smoothie Cafe on June 17th

Multiple “Fun-raising” Efforts Planned with Goal of $1 Million for Camp Sunshine

Over the past 10 years, Tropical Smoothie Café has donated $3.7 million to Camp Sunshine – the Maine-based organization devoted to providing a happy camp experience to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, completely free of charge. Tropical Smoothie Café will continue its spirit of giving by offering a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie on National Flip Flop Day, June 17th, from 2 to 7pm to any guest visiting a café location while wearing flip flops. The goal—raise $1 Million for Camp Sunshine.

“National Flip Flop Day is the single most important day of the year to Tropical Smoothie Café,” explained Jennie Hong, Senior Director of Brand Marketing and Strategy for Tropical Smoothie Café. “We’re planning for 2016 to be one of our most successful yet in terms of giving back to children in need.”


Now through June 30th, Tropical Smoothie Café will also offer paper flip flops for donations between $1 and $4, as well as $10 limited-edition re-usable mugs, featuring artwork designed by a previous Camp Sunshine camper. All proceeds from the mug purchases go directly to Camp Sunshine. Also new this year is a $5 Flip Flop Key Fob which gives guests a 30% discount at feelgoodz.com – an all-natural flip-flop company that is joining with Tropical Smoothie Café for the 2016 fundraising effort.   Also, Feelgoodz will be donating 10% of all purchases made with key fob codes to Camp Sunshine.

Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness. Camp Sunshine is the only program in the nation offered year-round with the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness. Since its inception, Camp Sunshine has offered comfort, hope and support to over 48,900 family members from 49 states and 27 countries. For more information, visit the website at www.campsunshine.org or call (207) 655-3800.

Founded in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café is a fast-casual restaurant concept inspiring healthy lifestyles across the country, with over 486 locations nationwide. With snack and meal options for any time of day, Tropical Smoothie Café serves smoothiessalads, wrapssandwiches, and flatbreads. The rapidly growing franchise has received numerous accolades including being ranked in Entrepreneur’s 2015 Franchise 500Nation’s Restaurant News’ 2015 Top 200, number five in the 2016 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers, and CEO Mike Rotondo in 2016 Fast Casual Top 25 Executives.  For more information about National Flip Flop Day, visit www.TropicalSmoothie.com/funraising.com