Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Chick-fil-A restaurants of Gwinnett County will host Spirit Night from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday to benefit the Gwinnett Children's Shelter, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. A percentage of proceeds from each participating restaurant will benefit the shelter.
Guests who attend the events will be entered into a drawing to win the honor of throwing the first pitch of the May 12 Gwinnett Braves game.
The Gwinnett Braves have made the Gwinnett Children's Shelter on May 12 a fundraising event. The winner will be escorted on to the field in a Chick-fil-A vehicle and throw out the first pitch with former Atlanta Brave star Javier Lopez.
The Gwinnett Children's Shelter is a residential care facility that provides both long- and short-term services to youth 12 to 21 years old who have experienced abuse, neglect, violence, abandonment and/or are in need of supervised care.
The shelter provides services to children of every race, creed, color and religion, offering an opportunity for them to attend public schools, develop self-esteem and experience trusting relationships with peers and adults.
"The Chick-fil-A restaurants of Gwinnett are proud to come together to support the Gwinnett Children's Shelter," said franchise operator Steve Warnstrom. "We hope the community will join us at Spirit Night on April 18 and GCS Night with the Gwinnett Braves on May 12 to thank this amazing organization for 25 years of service."