Stand Up and Play

Last week in Charleston, SC, Hardee’s was a title sponsor for a golf tournament benefiting the Stand Up and Play Foundation.

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The Stand Up and Play Foundation was formed to help wheelchair users and other people with impaired mobility have the opportunity to stand up and participate in sporting, artistic and other daily events.

The Stand Up and Play Foundation is a volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is changing the lives of wheelchair users and other individuals with disabilities with a remarkable piece of equipment – the Paramobile – that allows them to stand up and play sports and engage in everyday activities. We provide the unique combination of the Paramobile, adaptive equipment and well trained volunteers to give users unimagined levels of freedom and independence.

On May 12th, the Hardee’s sponsored event was a huge success.  A special thanks to the local Hardee’s team for organizing lunch. The District Managers, management and staff never missed a beat as projected meal numbers changed almost daily before the event. Everything happened like clockwork as they prepared, delivered and distributed lunch.

Early estimates are that we will net around $25k.  Once the final total is determined, they will start the process of getting one of the paramobile golfers for the course that will be used to help deserving veterans throughout the Charleston area.

There were many networks with camera crews and reporters to cover the event.  Check out the link below to see some of the news:

http://abcnews4.com/news/local/wheelchair-bound-veterans-given-chance-to-play-golf-with-help-of-special-device

For more information, please visit http://www.standupandplayfoundation.org/