July 25, 2012
-- Gulf Shores, AL –On July 27, 2012, Tacky Jacks will hold a check presentation event for Make-A-Wish®
Alabama at their Gulf Shores location. The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Tacky Jacks Marlin. Nora Banks, the Make-A-Wish®
Alabama Coordinator of External Events, will be onsite to accept the fundraising check on behalf of the local Make-A-Wish chapter. The check is the result of a fundraiser held at the Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Fort Morgan Road, and Battleship Parkway Tacky Jacks locations. During this fundraiser, restaurant patrons were asked to contribute to Make-A-Wish®
Alabama after taking snapshots with the famous Tacky Jacks Marlin. Tacky Jacks generously matched all contributions for a final fundraising total of $5,976. All donations will be used to grant the wishes of local children suffering from life-threatening medical conditions.
Alabama has been granting wishes locally since 1995. “With nearly 200 pending wishes in Alabama, we are so excited to have local partners join us in helping children with life-threatening medical conditions have their most heartfelt wishes come true,” says Nora Banks, Alabama Coordinator of External Events.
The Gulf Shores Tacky Jacks is located at 240 East 24th Avenue, Gulf Shores, AL 36542.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. With the help of generous donors and over 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes and has granted over 280,000 wishes since its inception in 1980. The Alabama Chapter of Make-A-Wish has granted over 5,000 wishes locally and has over 200 children waiting for their most heartfelt wishes to come true. To learn more, visit www.ga-al.wish.org and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/
makeawishgaal and Twitter @MakeAWishAL.
ABOUT TACKY JACKS
Tacky Jacks offers a wonderful, casual dining experience for the whole family. The emphasis is on a FUN atmosphere that guests look forward to repeating, visit after visit. Quality food and a well trained staff make every guest feel like they can’t wait to return. The Tacky Jacks brand stands for quality, value, family and community. Tacky Jacks is one of the biggest destination establishments in the Orange Beach area. It has a great name for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a view to make each visit a great experience. To learn more about Tacky Jacks, please visit www.tackyjacks.com.