Boise Bicycle Project Receives Funds from R&R BBQ Grand Opening in Boise

50% of proceeds funding the Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway Program this year
 
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BOISE, Idaho - Oct. 30, 2021 - PRLog -- The week leading up to the grand opening for R&R BBQ on 8th Street in Boise this month was filled with fun events including a party for the media, a VIP event, and a ribbon-cutting with the Boise Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. The grand finale for R&R BBQ was being able to present the Boise Bicycle Project with $3,090 following the grand opening to aid in funding holiday initiatives.

The funds graciously donated by R&R BBQ will be rolling into the annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway program. Some days it is hard to decide what to do next, how to feel better. Helping others and putting smiles on the faces of kids make everyone feel better! The giveaway is for children ages 2-11. Funds and volunteers are always needed. This year, the giveaway will be held on December 18, 2021.

"When I was a child, riding a bike was one of the best things in the world. We are glad to be able to provide funds to help make the Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway happen," said Neil Harfert, president of R&R BBQ. "We are proud to bring R&R BBQ to downtown Boise, making this our second restaurant in Idaho, and we look forward to helping the hungry over the holidays this year too."

Children are referred to the Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) for the giveaway by local non-profit organizations, schools, social workers, after-school programs, and other like-minded organizations. BBP will begin accepting referrals for the Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway in October. If you would like to be involved, please reach out to info@boisebicycleproject.org .

"I'm so impressed by R&R BBQ's approach to supporting the local communities in their restaurant markets. Our community is stronger because partners like R&R choose to give back. On December 18th, Boise Bicycle Project will give between 400 to 500 bikes to kids from all around our community at our annual Holiday Kids Bike Giveaway," said Emily Summerhays, Boise Bicycle Project Development Director. "When R&R chose BBP to benefit from their opening weekend proceeds, they may not have known how many kids they'd be directly impacting on the day of our giveaway. Thanks to these funds, hundreds of kids will find new freedom and opportunities on their bikes."

About R&R BBQ

R&R BBQ was named as Utah's best competition barbecue team, racking up dozens of regional victories, and placing at the top in America's largest contests. This success led to the growth of 11 brick-and-mortar locations in Utah, Idaho, and Colorado, a full-service catering kitchen, and two special event venues: Vivint Smart Home Arena and Rio Tinto Stadium – both in the greater Salt Lake City area. Additional locations are being built. For more information visit randrbbq.com.

About Savory Fund

Savory, a Mercato Partners Fund, is focused on delivering outsized returns through strategic investments in the food and beverage industry. Savory partners with high-potential, profitable, emerging restaurant brands, to deliver financial capital, industry expertise, revenue opportunities, profitability enhancements, and new location development. For more information, visit SavoryFund.com.

­­­­About Boise Bicycle Project

Boise Bicycle Project is a community-focused nonprofit that promotes the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling. We function as a bicycle recycling center and educational workspace in a diverse and non-threatening atmosphere. Through education, access to refurbished bicycles, and advocacy, we strive to build a stronger bicycling community. For more information, visit boisebicycleproject.org.

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