CARLSBAD–Señor Grubby’s, one of north county’s most popular Mexican restaurants, will hold a 7th anniversary Party benefiting Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station, a San Diego-based nonprofit serving injured military heroes.
The charitable event, held July 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 377 Carlsbad Village Drive, will feature carnival games, a dunk tank, raffles, giveaways, and more to raise money for injured warriors recovering at Camp Pendleton, Naval Medical Center San Diego and Naval Base San Diego.
The free event is open to the public, and all ages are welcome. Señor Grubby’s will be selling tickets to play carnival games to win prizes, take a shot at dunking volunteers in the dunk tank (including professional skateboarder Paul-Luc Ronchetti), enter a pull-up contest, and win great raffle prizes. Some raffle items include tickets to Legoland California, tickets to San Diego Padres baseball games, spa and massage gift certificates, limousine rides, Xterra Wetsuits and more. All proceeds will be donated to Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station to fund quality-of-life items, support services and transitional housing for injured veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
The party is sponsored by Spy Optic, Brubaker and Associates, Bare Arms Fitness, Gaia Gelato, Eve 7 Swimwear, Anar Party Rentals, Justin Peek of Edward Jones, The Star Theatre, Mas Fina Cantina, The Compass, Gourmet Culinary, Swipe Direct, Ollie and Me, Beach City Smoothies, and many other local businesses who are donating products and services.
Since 2004, Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station has assisted four main groups of warriors: the seriously injured just returning home from war; those suffering from post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury; those undergoing physical or occupational therapy, and warriors who have been medically retired and remain in the San Diego community. To serve this last group in particular, the foundation opened Freedom Station – a unique recovery transition center and housing facility that provides injured warriors with the acclimation time, guidance and resources to successfully make the transition from military service to civilian life.
“We thank the community for their many years of support and believing in what we do,” said Justin Jachura, President and Co-Founder of Señor Grubby’s. “We hope they will join Señor Grubby’s in giving back to the brave men and women who have given so much to our country through their selfless acts of heroism.”
“Local businesses like Señor Grubby’s represent the firestorm of giving that exists in San Diego,” said Sandy Lehmkuhler, founder and president, Warrior Foundation-Freedom Station. “This fundraiser will go a long way toward helping warriors in our own backyard as they embark on the long road to recovery.”