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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

Raffle Benefit for Kai Gonzalez

Win a Chainsaw Art Bench by Ron Knight

LOCUST NC MAY 2016 – Tailgators Sports Grill is hosting a benefit raffle for Kai Gonzalez. Purchase raffle tickets for an original chainsaw artwork bench by Ron Knight at the restaurant located at 1788 West Main St Locust NC 28097 any time during open hours seven days a week. Raffle tickets are $10 each and all proceeds will go to benefit young Kai.

benefit raffle for kai gonzlez at tailgators sports grillKai was in a tragic car accident April 13th 2015. Suffering a broken neck, damage to her spinal cord and brain injury; Kai had bleeding on her brain, collapsed lung, and a 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 the 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.

Tailgators Sports Grill is rallying with the surrounding communities in continued efforts to help with the necessary needs for Kai and her Mom. Raffle tickets are sold with a goal to raise five thousand dollars, giving all proceeds to the family.

The savored prize is a beautiful chainsaw bench hand crafted by Ron Knight. The bench is an original hand carved piece and features his famous black bear perched on twin stumps. Ron  turned his wood carving hobby into a business in 2010. He specializes in wildlife statues, totem poles, tiki-gods, and benches. He accepts any and all custom orders. He has competed state-wide in carving competitions bringing home 1st place.

Everyone wins with this benefit as each purchased ticket helps this young girl who is paralyzed from the chest down following a car accident in 2015. A true effort of putting love in action; together we can help make life a little easier for her and her family. The winning raffle ticket will be drawn on May 14th at Tailgators Sports Grill and this original piece of chain saw art will be taken home and enjoyed. Stop in anytime and purchase multiple tickets for this benefit raffle.

 

Launch Day for the Patio

Today’s the Day!

Patio Summer is here!

Fresh clean Patio.

First Bike Nite Season 7.

New Summer Menu Highlights.

Preferred Customer Program with Special Offers.

Events lined up for customers and community.

It’s the official opening week of the Patio at Tailgators Sports Grill.
sign upLining it up in a Tailgators way they kick off their Patio Summer. Every Summer is great for the patio, deck and backyard. The best places to gather with friends. This summer they gave it a name.  Patio Summer. They even have a special menu with summer in mind. You’ll notice some other new opportunities to share the fun as the summer continues. Savings for the whole family and special events to enjoy. Be sure to check our live calendar of events often.

What a better way to call an official kick off  than opening their 7th Bike Nite season.  Thursday opens the first Bike Nite of the season with the tunes of Horsefly. All the ‘Flies have a love of many different styles of music, and focus on creating a dynamic sound with solid musicianship while at the same time putting on an energetic and exciting show. Vocal harmonies have become a trademark of much of our set list.

Tailgators knows everyone loves good music. Wednesday and Friday nites in the dining room continues  Karaoke with Vince Koob. A local favorite DJ that masters the digital spin of tunes at request. Bring your friends and be the entertainment. Grab that mike and share the melodies. It’s their meaning of ‘Good Food, Fun Times and Great Friends’.

Braden Harwood ends the music this week on the Patio. A soulful singer of original and cover songs that range from the 1950’s through now. Braden fills the atmosphere in the restaurants and wine rooms of the southern piedmont with an acoustic take on blues and rock songs that you know and love.

Stop in Sunday April 24th, your purchase will contribute to the Benefit Ride for Kai Gonzalez. Check out the story here.  Next month we pair up with The Chrome Shop for their Spring Bash Car Show and end it up on the Patio with the Bill Miller Band celebrating Armed Forces Day.  Watch for details soon.

special offer sample for tailgators sports grillGet ready to enjoy dining and drinks on the patio all summer long. Live music 4 nites a week and special events everywhere in between.  Be sure to sign up for Special Offers and receive digital coupons for your next visit.

It’s gonna be a Tailgator’s Patio Summer!

Patio Summer

Patio Summer is here!

New Summer Menu Highlights.

Preferred Customer Program with Special Offers.

Events lined up for customers and community.

We have launched our Patio Summer in a Tailgator’s kind of way.
sign upThe summer menu is a hit. Folks are enjoying those cool gator drinks.

Savings for the whole family continues with our new Digital Coupons. Be sure to sign up for Special Offers and receive digital coupons thru email.  The next one is coming up soon.

We’re always supporting and co-sponsoring special events and benefits so watch our website and be sure to follow us on Facebook

Tailgators knows everyone loves good music. Wednesday and Friday nites in the dining room continues  Karaoke with Vince Koob. A local favorite DJ that masters the digital spin of tunes at request. Bring your friends and be the entertainment. Grab that mike and share the melodies. It’s their meaning of ‘Good Food, Fun Times and Great Friends’.

Check our live calendar of events often to see who’s up next on the patio for some great live music and of course weekly karaoke with Vince Koob.

special offer sample for tailgators sports grillGet ready to enjoy dining and drinks on the patio all summer long. Live music 4 nites a week and special events everywhere in between.

It’s a Tailgator’s Patio Summer!

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.

Bike Nite KickOff

bike nite countdown tailgatorsKicking Off a Patio Summer

Thursday summer nights at Tailgators has come to be known as pure southern fun! We call it Bike Nite.  The patio is perched northwest on the highest peak in the area for miles around. Experiencing a sunset here is close to magical and the colors of the western horizon deepen their shades through  rosey orange into  purple twilight of a starlit sky that poets long to pen. That’s just the backdrop.

Every Thursday we host an area band with a reputation of southern rock and blues.  The house is packed as clubs and riding groups end their afternoon rides. Our local family of customers look forward to ending the work day, getting on their bike, hopping in the car with their best buddy and hanging out for tunes and cold beverages.  Meet ups with friends you haven’t seen in a while, or a date nite with your main sweetie, Bike Nites at Gators is a ‘must do’.

It’s Lucky #7 at Gators, our seventh year and seventh Bike Nite season. This year, we introduce our New Summer Menu, heck we’re calling the whole season a Patio Summer. Complete with specials just for the day, and ice cold thirst quenchers from the best mixologist around. Bar specials change every month and some will only be available for Bike Nite. Stay tuned with our Patio Summer, follow our Facebook, you’ll see lots of opportunities to chill in this special place.

The spotlight of Bike Nite is always the music! But wait there’s more.  This past winter we introduced a new experience at Gators.  Vince Koob premiered our new Saturday Nite Acoustic and it has been beyond measure ever since.  We expected nothing less with the endless talents of Vince, he has entertained thousands with his americana style voicing and guitar.  We don’t think you can get too much of a good thing, so now it’s a thing.  You can enjoy wonderful ambient acoustic music as you dine and visit with friends on the patio with area musicians waiting to offer and serve with their talent.

Did you do the math? Music is the result. Wed and Friday you can be the entertainer when we host Karaoke with Vince Koob, Thursday Bike Nite and Saturday Nite Acoustic.  That’s live music 4 nites a week.

The Calendar on the website is ‘LIVE’ so check it often. Be sure to click on the date and see the details AND Facebook events will highlight the bands with links to their videos and pages.