Hickory Tavern and its newly-created “Share the Love” campaign recently completed a month-long fundraiser with a donation of $5760 to Levine’s Children’s Hospital.
During the February campaign, the neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion raised the money by donating 10 percent of sales of its kids’ meals at its 13 Charlotte-area locations. Hickory Tavern officials presented the check in-person at the hospital.
Levine Children’s Hospital, part of Carolinas HealthCare System, serves as a beacon of hope in the Charlotte community and beyond and has been named a Best Children’s Hospital by US News and World Report for the past five years.
“Community involvement is a Hickory Tavern pillar because we believe being good neighbors and responsible corporate citizens is our business,” said Hickory Tavern CMO Thom Perez. “We were excited to launch ‘Share the Love’ by partnering with Levine Children’s Hospital, an organization that saves and improves the lives of our children.”
According to Mark Griffith, Director, Fund Development for Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, the money raised by Hickory Tavern will help carry on the hospital’s legacy as one of the premier healthcare institutions in the United States.
“Levine Children’s Hospital was built by the community, for the community, and thanks to friends like Hickory Tavern, we can expand our services and offer the absolute best medical care for local and regional families. We are grateful for Hickory Tavern’s support of Levine Children’s Hospital through their Share the Love Campaign,” said Griffith.
Founded in 1997, the Hickory Tavern brand has grown to include 23 restaurants in 14 communities across the southeastern United States. Hickory Tavern is a great family neighborhood restaurant with a sports passion. Its unique brand of casual dining, lively bar atmosphere, upscale menu and a passion for sports is universally inviting and the perfect dining destination no matter what time of day: Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner, Late Night or Gameday. Perhaps best known for being named runner up in ESPN’s Best Sports Bar in North America or being cited by The Bleacher Report as the best local bar in the NFL city of Charlotte, the family-friendly brand recently expanded its footprint with 5 new openings in 2015, including Memphis, Winston-Salem, NC, Birmingham, Alabama, Indian Land, SC and Rock Hill, SC. Most recently, Hickory Tavern opened its first location in Hilton Head, SC.
Carolinas HealthCare System’s Levine Children’s Hospital is a 234-bed hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, located on the main campus of Carolinas HealthCare System. It is the most comprehensive facility of its type between Atlanta, Georgia and Washington D.C. Levine Children’s Hospital is also home to the Ricky Hendrick Centers for Intensive Care, which support pediatric intensive and cardiovascular surgery patients. Since opening in 2007, the hospital has grown to include more than 30 pediatric specialties and has received national recognition from U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.”