Smokey Mo’s & MDA Fundraiser
Local Community Fundraiser: MDA and Smokey Mo’s BBQ
Smokey Mo’s partners with MDA to raise money for local kids to attend MDA summer camp. Read & learn more about the Smokey Mo’s community today!
Every March, Smokey Mo’s BBQ partners with MDA to sell Shamrocks to raise money to send local kids to MDA summer camp. This year, we’re hoping to outdo ourselves. In 2019, we donated $19,000. Not only is that a lot of Shamrocks for a BBQ joint to sell, that’s a lot of kids who got to go to camp!
The Smokey Mo’s BBQ and MDA Fundraiser: It’s a competition!
Over the years, selling MDA Shamrocks has become a fun and friendly competition between our General Managers. The store that has the most sales for the week gets cupcakes or warm cookies delivered for the team. The overall winner for the month gets a pizza party, a trophy and a year’s worth of bragging rights. Everybody’s heart is in it– it’s not uncommon for team members to go together and contribute their shift’s tip jar. By the end of the month, Shamrocks are everywhere in the stores, but our Cypress Creek location in Cedar Park is the store to beat.
There’s something fun in it for our guests as well. A $1 Shamrock gets them a coupon for a free small drink, usually a sweet tea, and guests who buy a $5 Shamrock get a coupon for a free dessert. Who doesn’t love a free chocolate chunk cookie or banana pudding?
Smokey Mo’s BBQ has a soft spot for kids.
Helping kids in our local communities has been part of Smokey Mo’s DNA since the very beginning. That’s what makes Smokey Mo’s and MDA such a great partnership. Every Shamrock we sell goes to send a kid to have a wonderful experience at summer camp. What could be better than that?
From Katherine at the Muscular Dystrophy Association:
I wanted to let you all know how much we appreciate your support and efforts. Thank you to all staff for making a point to ask every customer that comes in to make a donation for MDA. MDA continues to fight for families with neuromuscular diseases, they need our help, now more than ever!
Of course, it’s not just us. Our success is also due to our amazing, generous guests. Thanks to each and every one of them who “helps us help MDA” every year! Want your organization to work with Smokey Mo’s for a good cause? Check out our community page for information.