Summer is right around the corner and a great way to ring in the season is on National Flip Flop Day at Tropical Smoothie Café. On Friday, June 21, all 22 Las Vegas locations will welcome summer during the seventh annual National Flip Flop Day celebration (Pictured: Tropical Smoothie Cafe Jetty Punch).
From 2 to 7 p.m., customers who visit any of the Las Vegas locations wearing flip flop sandals will receive a free 24-oz. Jetty Punch smoothie.
In addition to giving away more than 20,000 free smoothies to area customers, Tropical Smoothie Café is raising money for Camp Sunshine—a summer camp designed specifically for children with life-threatening illness and their families to provide a week of rest, relaxation, plus medical counseling and much-needed emotional support.
Tropical Smoothie Café customers can contribute to Camp Sunshine in several ways:
- Purchase $1 paper flip-flops, which are posted throughout each store.
- Donate $5 or more in-store will receive a Flip Flop Key Fob good for 10 percent off all purchases in 2013.
- Donate online at www.nationalflipflopday.com.
“National Flip Flop Day is one of our favorite times of the year! We have the best, most loyal customers and this is our chance to give back to them with a free Jetty Punch smoothie,” said Dina Mitchell, Area Developer and Marketing Director for Nevada. “But our customers give back to us, too – through very generous donations to Camp Sunshine. We are accepting donations through June 23, and through our Nevada stores we want to raise $40,000 in order to send 20 kids and families to camp. We have been collecting donations since May 10 and I think this is going to be a record-breaking year!”
Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, is a nonprofit that hosts families year-round to alleviate the stress and strain for the sick child and their family members. Families attend Camp Sunshine for completely paid, weeklong programs. The cost for one family to participate in the weeklong program is $2,000, plus travel expenses. For further information about Camp Sunshine, visit www.campsunshine.org.
To date, Tropical Smoothie has donated $1,500,000 to Camp Sunshine, sending 750 children and their families to experience camp. Last year, Tropical Smoothie Café raised $400,000 for Camp Sunshine and plans to exceed that number in 2013 by raising $500,000.
For further information on Tropical Smoothie Café’s National Flip Flop Day celebration, visit www.nationalflipflopday.com.
Established 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, sandwiches, grilled flatbreads and salads. The company also caters. Tropical Smoothie Café includes menu options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For several consecutive years, Tropical Smoothie Café has been included in Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” list as well as ranked in the publication’s “America’s Top Global” franchise category. Tropical Smoothie Café has 338 locations open in the United States, with an additional 36 currently in development. For more information, including franchising opportunities, visit www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com