Proceeds from select menu items benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
RA Sushi will host its ninth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser Sunday, May 26, through Saturday, June 1, for kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks to community support, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
The Scottsdale-based restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail Tapas, plus a variety of select beverages.
All 25 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate in the fundraiser, including the stores in Palm Beach Gardens and Pembroke Pines:
- Downtown at the Gardens: 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. / 561-340-2112
- The Shops at Pembroke Gardens: 201 SW 145th Terrace / 954-342-5454
Nicky’s Week was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost a long battle with brain cancer in February 2005 at the young age of 13. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for medical treatments.
“RA Sushi is honored to continue to support St. Jude and help them with their life-changing mission, said Scott Kilpatrick, co-founder and vice president of RA Sushi. “We want to help ensure their services remain available to children and families battling serious illness.”
St. Jude doctors and researchers freely share their research with the medical community, so every child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide. The hospital has international reach and has treated children from all 50 states.
A “RA”ckin’ vibe, popular music, and distinctive Japanese fusion cuisine sets RA Sushi Bar Restaurant apart from a typical sushi joint. RA opened its first location in Scottsdale, Ariz. in 1997 and has since expanded to include 25 locations throughout the United States. Consistently awarded for its fresh sushi, creative cocktails, killer happy hour, and musically inspired nightlife, at RA good food and good times go hand-in-hand.
RA Sushi in Palm Beach Gardens is located at 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Downtown at the Gardens. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Dinner is served from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 3 p.m. to midnight Friday through Sunday. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Reverse Happy Hour is served from 10 p.m. to close. The bar remains open until 11 p.m. or later Monday through Thursday and until midnight or later Friday through Sunday. RA Sushi’s Flying Fish Lounge is the perfect place to catch some fresh fish and drink specials. On Sunday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight, RA-goers visiting the Flying Fish Lounge will find specials on sushi and drinks.
RA Sushi in Pembroke Pines is located at 201 SW 145th Terrace in the Shops at Pembroke Gardens. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served from 3 p.m. to midnight daily. Happy Hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., and Reverse Happy Hour is served Monday through Thursday from 10 p.m. to close. The bar remains open until 1 a.m. or later. RA Sushi’s Flying Fish Lounge is the perfect place to catch some fresh fish and drink specials. On Sunday nights from 8 p.m. to midnight, RA-goers visiting the Flying Fish Lounge will find specials on sushi and drinks.
RA has 25 locations across the country. Enjoy RA Sushi in Arizona (Ahwatukee, Mesa, North Scottsdale, South Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson); California (Chino Hills, Corona, Huntington Beach, San Diego, Torrance and Tustin); Florida (Palm Beach Gardens, Pembroke Pines and South Miami); Georgia (Atlanta); Illinois (Chicago, Glenview and Lombard); Kansas (Leawood); Maryland (Baltimore); Nevada (Las Vegas); and Texas (two Houston locations and Plano). Look for RA on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and check in at RA Sushi on Foursquare. For more information visit RA online at www.RAsushi.com.