The Rotary Club of Brandon and the Tim Hortons outlets in Brandon and Virden have teamed up to raise funds for the Ashley Neufeld Baseball complex. Hoisting the Smile Cookies are, from left, Greg Crisanti, owner of the Virden Tim Hortons, Rhonda Pardy, co-owner of the Brandon outlets, and Don Partrick, public relations chair for the Rotary Club of Brandon.
Tim Hortons is bringing more smiles to Brandon with its annual Smile Cookie fundraiser.
Throughout this week, Tim Hortons restaurant owners in Brandon and Virden are generously donating all proceeds from sales of a special smiling chocolate chunk cookie to the Rotary Club of Brandon to assist in the building of the Ashley Neufeld Softball Complex.
"On behalf of all restaurant owners and team members in Brandon, I would like to thank our loyal guests for their generosity and support of the Smile Cookie campaign," said Craig and Rhonda Pardy, Tim Hortons owners in Brandon.
"Tim Hortons is thrilled to support the Rotary Club of Brandon with the funds raised and bring smiles to so many people’s faces. We welcome everyone to come in this week to buy a delicious freshly baked Smile Cookie in support of a great cause."
Rotary president Barry Hartley said the club is proud to be involved with the Pardys, their staff and the Tim Hortons organization.
"Brett Turner, chairman with the softball complex, and I are elated with Craig and Rhonda’s community spirit and direct support of youth in our community."
Turner also thanked the Tim Hortons partners as well as the Rotarians.
"Developing this site along the south riverbank and enhancing recreation facilities in Brandon would never happen without strong corporate and community support from generous partners like the Tim Hortons and the Rotary Club," Turner said.
Last year, the Smile Cookie campaign raised more than $4 million across Canada and the United States. Nationally, more than 350 local charities are supported each year through the campaign.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 26, 2013