10 restaurants to participate in March 22 'Be Amazing' fundraiser
Ten Wausau and Weston restaurants will donate 10-percent of their proceeds March 22 when guests present the 'Be Amazing' flyer.
Money raised will be used by Be Amazing to create positive community impact though events and service projects.
"I was ready to move forward from the tragedy and do something good," said Jordan Ukpong, a sixth grader at DC Everest Middle School.
Moving forward and doing good, Be Amazing honors the four victims in last year's shooting.
"The community support is so great for us, and all the 4 victims. We want to honor all of them. The Weiland's are involved with us but we want to reach out and help the whole community," said Hope Ukpong, the Banquet Manager with 2510 and a committee member with Be Amazing.
The 10 local restaurants, including 2510, supported the community and the group by donating 10-percent of their proceeds throughout the day.
"A lot of people said they don't know what to do today. They don't want to sit at home, they want to do something," said Hope.
"Be Amazing is something we just think it's awesome that this is continuing on with a lot of people. It's sad that it's now a year with what's happened, but it's good to see what the community is doing about it," said Diane Laska, a patron at 2510.
"We can help more people. So we have more money to help people in need," said Jordan.
Kids, and adults, working together to make a difference.
"The youth involved and adults involved and that in itself is a good thing. Different generations working together, coming together for a wonderful purpose," said Laska.
Be Amazing continues to grow, never forgetting the reason for its founding.
"Out of sadness and perhaps bitterness and perhaps frustration, there's all those feelings has come the hope on the other side. Perhaps it'll help people to think overall what are they doing in their life to be amazing," said Laska.
Once a grand total from all the restaurants is gathered, a check will be delivered to the Be Amazing group.
Participating restaurants included:
Basil, located at 2106 Schofield Ave, Weston, WI 54476
Buffalo Wild Wing, located at 1819 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Chang Garden Weston (Weston), located at 4215 Barbican Ave, Weston, WI 54476
Daly's, located at 307 3rd St, Wausau, WI 54403
Day's Bowl A Dome, located at 1715 W. Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Milwaukee Burger Company, located at 2200 Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
Olive Garden, 3650 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401
Texas Roadhouse, located at 4800 Rib Mountain Dr, Wausau, WI 54401
Wausau Mine Company, located at 3904 W, Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401
2510 Restaurant, located at 2510, Stewart Ave, Wausau, WI 54401