Tropical Smoothie Café of Broward & Dade Kick Off 5th Annual National Flip Flop Day - June 17th

Local Smoothie and Sandwich Chain Launches Month-Long Promotion Dedicated to Raising Funds for Children with Life-Threatening Illnesses and Their Families. In Broward and Dade Counties, 6 stores are participating in this promotion.
By: Sharon Phillips
May 26, 2011 - PRLog -- There are 6 stores in Broward and Dade County Supporting this Event:

Harbor Shops, 1922 Cordova Rd, Ft Lauderdale
Venture Shops, 18800 NE 29th Ave, Aventura       
London Square, 13550 SW 120 St #452 Miami
Downtown -100 S. Biscayne Blvd #101, Miami
Deerwood -12161 SW 152 St, Miami
FIU Campus - 11290 SW 13 St, Miami

Fort Lauderdale, Thursday, May 26th – Tropical Smoothie Café across Broward and Dade are preparing to flip the switch on summer with its 5th Annual National Flip Flop Day event that will give the first 500 customers who visit the restaurant wearing flip-flops on June 17, 2011 a free 24-ounce Jetty Punch (real fruit Strawberry and Banana) smoothie.

Coinciding with the local event will be a month-long fundraising effort that starts May 16th, 2011 lasting through June 26, 2011, that will raise funds to benefit children with life-threatening illnesses. The goal this year is to raise upwards of $450,000 in donations and exceed the $1 million mark since its inception.  The goal across the 300+unit franchise system is to send more than 200 families to Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Maine that provides respite, support, joy and hope to its visitors.  Broward and Dade County families will be eligible to attend as a result. The money will be raised by selling paper flip flops for $1 donation.  100% of the donation will be going to the charity.  To try to send more families than ever before to Camp Sunshine, customers who donate $5 or more will receive a Flip Flop Key Fob which is good for 10% off their purchases for the remainder of 2011. The Sunrise Sunset Smoothie is on sale for $3.99 during this period and a portion of the proceeds from their sales also goes to Camp Sunshine campaign.

“Tropical Smoothie Café’s National Flip Flop Day is an exciting event that brings together the local community in a fun and fashionable way,” said Greg Marcotte, Area Developer, South Florida of Tropical Smoothie Café in Fort Lauderdale “We look forward to seeing people out and about in their flip flops feeling good and enjoying the summer fun with Tropical Smoothie Café.”

Customers visiting the Tropical Smoothie Café location in Fort Lauderdale will have the opportunity to purchase paper flip flops posted throughout the store as well as donate online at and To find out how you can help a family in Broward or Dade County, please email Greg Marcotte direct at  Additionally, cell phone savvy consumers can text their donation to CAMP at 20222 to donate $10.00. That charge will be made directly to their monthly phone bill.  

This is the fifth consecutive year Tropical Smoothie Café is partnering with Camp Sunshine for its National Flip Flop Day celebration. The funds send families on a week-long retreat where they can escape from the stress of their everyday lives. Located in Casco, Maine, along Sebago Lake, Camp Sunshine offers recreational, medical and counseling services at no cost to individuals and their families. Since 1984, Camp Sunshine has helped more than 16,000 families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds better cope and manage the child’s illness. It’s a great way to help families in need in our local community.

In addition to the week at Camp Sunshine, funds raised during National Flip Flop Day support travel costs and the camp’s capital improvements.


Media Contact Information
Sharon Phillips,
Tel: 954 540 1896

Tropical Smoothie Café
Greg Marcotte
Area Developer South Florida
Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Tel: 954 443 8076 Cell: 321 543 6606

About Tropical Smoothie Café
Established in Destin, Fla., in 1997, Tropical Smoothie Café has taken the smoothie concept to the next level by offering diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food. The concept, which introduced food in 1999, provides consumers with a variety of high-quality real-fruit smoothies, specialty wraps, grilled flatbread and gourmet sandwiches and salads. The company also caters. Tropical Smoothie Café includes menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ranked 181 out of 500 and rated one of the fastest growing franchises by Entrepreneur Magazine, the concept currently has more than 285 locations in 34 states. Plans call for over 300 locations by the end of 2011. For more information, visit or call 888-292-2522.

About Camp Sunshine
Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine is a year-round retreat, which provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child's illness. The camp is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness. Camp Sunshine is nestled in the tranquil natural beauty of Sebago Lake, Maine adjacent to Point Sebago Resort. The Camp Sunshine Campus can accommodate 40 families each week, and assists over 1,200 families a year. For more information, visit

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Tropical Smoothie Café has taken the smoothie concept to the next level by offering diners a healthy alternative to typical fast food with a variety of high-quality fruit smoothies, specialty wraps, grilled flatbread and gourmet sandwiches and salads.
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