Relay for Life Stanly NC

OAKBORO NC, MAY 20, 2016 – Relay for Life Stanly County NC plans yet another annual fundraiser that will prove to be over the top once again. Hosted by the Oakboro Fire Department on May 20 from 6 pm until Midnight.

Tailgators Sports Grill of Locust is excited to take part in this annual event. relay for life oakboro ncHelping to raise funds for the American Cancer Society on behalf of the Relay for Life Stanly County Chapter. Representing Tailgators during the event will be Gary the Gator  giving out kids meal gift certificates, his accompanying photographer will happily snap your pic together. Children everywhere will love to hug Gary the Gator and several other fun loving mascots such Sir Pur of the Charlotte Panthers, Chick-fil-A Cow and Sweet Frog. So get those hugs and cameras ready.

Ceremonies kick off at 6 pm with Survivor Speaker Pam Blake sharing her heartwarming story of a champion.  And the Relay begins. Approximately 150 survivors will take the first steps at ‘on your mark’ go for the first leg of the relay, they’ll hand the baton off for the second lap to all the caregivers, and yes, you guessed it, here come the teams. One after one, teams representing municipalities, churches, groups, organizations, families, everyone that forms a team to walk the relay for life. The kids lap is scheduled for about 7:30 pm.

Not on a team yet? It’s not too late, visit Relay for Life Stanly NC to support or participate in a team. You can make a difference. It’s a fact, there is no ‘I’ in TEAM but there is in WIN, and we cannot win without YOU! So support, join or form a team today!

Luminaries light up at 9 pm with a shared moment of silence that will speak volumes for miles.

Festivities will be going on all night in between every scheduled moment to remember. You will find booths full of fun, food and lots of goodies. Live music by Carson Hill, Spirit of Praise and Called by Name will resonate their gifts and talents uplifting every heart. Best of all you will see great friends, meet new ones and discover some absolutely awesome people who have risen above and gone beyond the greatest of odds.

Make a night of it and support Relay for Life. Bring the family, share a meal, walk a lap, absorb some great music , light a luminary, commemorate the moment with pictures and enjoy the company of some awesome warriors!

Armed Forces Day

armed forces day tailgators sports grill locust ncArmed Forces Appreciation Day

What exactly is Armed Forces Day? How did this come to be? President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. Check out all the official posters since 1949, graphic history.

The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day to honor Americans in uniform who served their country in times of war and peace.

Tailgators Sports Grill

Pairing up with the

1st Annual Spring Bash

Hot Rod Custom & Classic Car Show

Celebrating our Armed Forces Day
May 21, 2016

Hosted by The Chrome Shop and Fresh Face Talent
Facilitated and Directed by Olympia Parks

On May 21st at 10:00 am the back parking lot of Stanly Community College Crutchfield Campus will host a non traditional car show with a Party Twist.  Fresh Face Talent’s models will be sporting era costumes to compliment the classic cars and honoring Armed Forces Day. Welcoming pictures, dancing and a party attitude contests and winners for dancing, costumes and yes of course the cars will receive cash prizes, trophies, discounts and good stuff all the way around. Top 12 winners will be featured in 2017 calendar with Fresh Face Models.

Arrival and set up time for cars and vendors is 10:00 am.

Special Armed Forces Presentation 11:30 am

Judging starts at 12:00 noon

Awards announced 2:00 pm

Party moves upward to Tailgators Sports Grill at 2:30
DJ Patio Party

Love Those Blues

Return at 7:00 for some real award winning Blues with
the Bill Miller Band

Veterans, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services
always receive 15% discount at Tailgators.

Early Bird Registration until April 21 $25
Late Registration $30
Armed Forces Discount $20 until April 30
Mail checks payable to David Parks
PO Box 272, Midland NC 28107

Contact and information email: Olympia Parks or call 980-621-1814

Independent Benefit Run

Kai Gonzalez Benefit Poker Run

Tailgators is a favorite spot for area Poker independent benefit run kai gonzales tailgators sports grill locust ncRuns. Wings, burgers, wraps, salads, we got the goods for the munchie time stop on benefit bike runs. Sunday, April 24th we’re the lunch time stop on the Independent Benefit run #23.

Independent Bike Shop facilitates benefit runs and gives 100% of the proceeds to the recipient. We are honored to be included on this poker run for young Kai Gonzalez. We’re sharing this story written by one of her friends.

Kai was in a tragic car accident April 13th 2015. Suffering a broken neck Damage to her Spinal Cord & Brain injury. Kai had bleeding on her Brain, Collapsed Lung, Broken Leg, .Her Mom was treated for a Concussion and broken ankle, Kai is paralyzed from the upper chest down. She cannot stand up nor walk. Her mother dresses her, takes care of all her hygiene needs on a daily basis. At night Mom must reposition her in bed every 3 hours since Kai does not have a pressure relief bed to prevent pressure sores. Something that medicaid will not cover. She must be picked up to be transferred to other places like sofa, bed, beanbag chair and floor mat, Kai’s Mom has always worked hard as a single parent supporting Kai on her own, with no additional help since Kai was a baby. She cares for her 24/7 now and cannot go back to work as of yet ..

The run will begin at Ben’s VTwins in Indian Trail and End at Pineville Tavern in Pineville. Registration starts at 11 am; you can play one hand for $15 and two for $25. Yes they have a winning hand prize but the real reward is helping others. Riding with friends is just a side benefit.

tailgators sports grill locust nc gator on the welcome pageYou can stop in mid-day that day, whether you’re riding or not.  Extend a hand of thanks to those who are, and if it’s in your heart, share a little love with your special contribution.  Tailgators is adding extra percentage of sales that day for the benefit.
Kai’s family appreciates every gesture.

Visit Kai’s Facebook page, or check out the story by Fox News when she received a wheel chair this past January. Stop in to the family’s GoFundMe page and spread some love.