Craig and JoEllen Mettille, co-hosts of the 380 Companies & Dick Vitale Golf & Awards Dinner event that was held June 22, recently presented Dick Vitale with a check for $107,000 for the funds raised at the annual golf outing in Iowa. The money will go toward pediatric cancer research through the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Since 2005, 380 Companies and the Mettilles have donated more than $800,000 to the cause.
First Watch, the University Park-based chain with more than 290 restaurants in 26 states, will donate 10 cents to No Kid Hungry for every pumpkin pancake breakfast sold during the month of September. The pumpkin pancake breakfast has proven to be the restaurant's most popular fall menu item. The fundraiser is a supplement to the 25 cents First Watch contributes to No Kid Hungry from every kid’s meal sold year-round. No Kid Hungry works to end childhood hunger by ensuring that kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and that families learn the skills they need to shop and cook on a budget.
United Way Suncoast will hold a campaign kickoff celebration from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, at Michael's on East, 1212 S. East Ave., Sarasota. The program includes lunch and speakers whose lives have been positively affected by United Way. Tickets are $30.