Support youth programs at Boston Pizza Badge Day
The Calgary Police Foundation and Calgary’s 22 Boston Pizza restaurants are excited to announce the first annual Boston Pizza Badge Day.
All Boston Pizza restaurants in Calgary will be donating 10 per cent of food sales on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, to the Calgary Police Foundation. Customers will have the opportunity to support the campaign by either dining-in or ordering via the MyBP app throughout the day and evening.
Proceeds will be donated to the Calgary Police Foundation, which funds programs that work exclusively with the Calgary Police Service. These programs help keep vulnerable and at-risk kids out of a life of crime, or from becoming a young victim.
Officers of the Calgary Police Service, where possible and respecting policing priorities, will endeavor to stop by each restaurant for brief visits between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m. to meet the public and say thanks for joining them in helping to keep kids safe from crime.
“The Foundation is only able to fund impactful community youth programs through the generous donations of our donors, those committed Calgarians who want to make a difference. We are very appreciative that all Boston Pizza restaurants across Calgary are doing just that and by donating 10 per cent of all food sales on Boston Pizza Badge Day to the Calgary Police Foundation, they are sending a strong message to our youth. It lets kids know they are not alone, that communities care for them. That is a powerful message for our young people to hear. Well done Boston Pizza,” says Susan Cron, Executive Director of the Calgary Police Foundation.
“Every child has the ability to make a difference, and at Boston Pizza we value how important positive role models and mentors are in supporting and inspiring youth. We know our Calgary Police Officers are making huge strides with vulnerable kids, and teaching them that officers are safe adults. We are proud to work together so Calgary kids receive support, guidance and empowerment to become all that they can be,” says David Bailey, Calgary Boston Pizza Franchise Owner and Founder of Boston Pizza Badge Day.
About the Calgary Police Foundation (CPF)
Through the pillars of education, prevention, and early intervention, the Calgary Police Foundation funds youth programs that work exclusively with the Calgary Police Service. Programs help teach kids how to stay safe from situations they may face every day that parents might not even know about. Kids who are approached to buy or sell drugs, join gangs, enter into unhealthy relationships, be physically, mentally or cyber bullied, or tricked into danger with online predators. Kids learn that a Police Officer is a safe adult. They are armed with life changing and life saving information that helps them make better life choices. Kids learn strategies on how to speak up, how to stay out of a life of crime, and how to avoid becoming a young victim.
About Boston Pizza and Giving Back to our Community
For over 25 years, Boston Pizza guests have helped raise funds that support children and families in need, creating stronger and healthier communities. To date, the Boston Pizza Foundation Future Prospects has raised and donated over $29 million to charities in communities from coast – to – coast. Calgary’s 22 Boston Pizza restaurants are pleased to support local Calgary kids through the new “Boston Pizza Badge Day” fundraiser.