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Knoxville Ice Bears team up with Buffalo Wild Wings to raise money for Childhelpdate: 02/09/2010
February 8, 2010 - The Knoxville Ice Bears are teaming up with Buffalo Wild Wings to raise money for Childhelp. This fundraiser will coincide with the grand opening of the Buffalo Wild Wings Turkey Creek location, which is scheduled for Monday, February 15.
Based in Knoxville, Childhelp operates the Childhelp Children’s Center of East Tennessee as well as the Childhelp Foster Family Agency of Tennessee. The Childhelp Children’s Center of East TennesseeKnoxville in 1995. The advocacy center serves Knox and surrounding counties, and is a partnership between public and private agencies to provide all of the services needed by an abuse victim in a single child-friendly location. Co-located at the advocacy center are members of child protective services, a forensic pediatrician, mental heath services, law enforcement services and a forensic interviewer. All of these team members work together to ensure that children receive prompt care in a child friendly environment. The team works together to ensure that abuse cases are fully investigated and key evidence is collected and preserved. This team work results in minimizing the trauma caused by the investigation to the child and making prosecution of offenders more successful. The Children’s Center of East Tennessee has been recognized as one of the leading Children’s advocacy centers in Tennessee. Its professional staff members are considered the experts on child sexual abuse in the East Tennessee community. opened in
The Childhelp Tennessee Foster Family agency provides therapeutic foster care for children who have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. These children need the safety and security of a warm and nurturing home. Foster parenting gives you a chance to make a difference in the lives of these children in need. Our team of social workers is passionate about helping children and being a go to resource for our foster parent partners.
Buffalo Wild Wings and the Knoxville Ice Bears chose to support Childhelp because of the impact that they have on children and families in this area.
“Childhelp may not be one of the most publicized charities in this area, but we wanted to raise money and awareness for the organization because of the tremendous impact that they have in East Tennessee,” commented Buffalo Wild Wings general manager Lewis Everett.
Buffalo Wild Wings will be selling raffle tickets at the Pinnacle at Turkey Creek location during the week of February 15, 2010. This new location is located at 11431 Parkside Drive, beside Belk. Guests can buy raffle tickets for various prizes, and all of the money from the tickets will go to Childhelp. Guests will have to be present to win, and the winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. every day that week.
Hugh Nystrom of Childhelp stated, “Childhelp is thrilled to have the Ice Bears and Buffalo Wilds Wings as partners in our fight against child abuse.” He added, “We helped over 1,000 abused children in the Knoxville community last year – their support will help us continue to provide our essential services for kids in need.”
For more information visit www.knoxvilleicebears.com.Back