In June of 2016 Zink Foodservice had the outstanding opportunity to sponsor a miracle child in partnership with Speedway, Anthony and KPS. The sponsorship included a special gift consisting of tickets to the Final Four this year. Jayden Moore was the recipient of these special tickets as he was chosen to be the 2016 Speedway Miracle child representing Levine’s Children’s Hospital.
The Miracle Child program allows one child from each of the 40 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Speedway supports to represent them at activities across the 22 states they operate in.
Fast forward to March 2017 and Jayden and Yolanda, Jayden’s mom, found themselves in Phoenix, Arizona to enjoy a weekend of college basketball games. “What’s amazing is that when he got the tickets we had no clue who was going to be in the Final Four,” Yolanda continues. “Being from South Carolina and we live in North Carolina how much better could it be that the Carolina Gamecocks and the Tar Heels ended up being in the Final Four?!”
Sporting a University of North Carolina Tar Heels shirt, Jayden and his mom took in several games while enjoying the atmosphere surrounding the playoffs.
As their Final Four trip neared its end, Yolanda confides, “It has been surreal, watching the whole thing come together. Just being here is something that every kid dreams of experiencing.”
Zink Foodservice is looking forward to once again being a major sponsor for this year’s Speedway Miracle Child program. The program will kick off June 12th with the Speedway Miracle Golf Tournament.
See Jayden’s response here.
Zink Foodservice is a Silver Sponsor for the Sixth Annual Harvest Ball put on by Local Matters on Friday, October 21st. Guests enjoyed a cocktail style event featuring unique and flavorful food, live music from The Conspiracy Band and exclusive raffles! Every dollar raised supports healthful food education at over 80 sites, reaching everyone from preschoolers to seniors, to combat chronic disease and food insecurity. Sponsorships like Zink’s impact the lives of children in these communities by bringing healthful food education and increased healthy food access to schools and neighborhoods in Columbus and statewide.
Individuals experiencing hunger have a tough time meeting dietary recommendations and affordable, nutritious food options can be inaccessible for children and their families. One in four children in Franklin County are living in poverty, over 35% are receiving food assistance, and as a result, are at higher risk of obesity and diet-related diseases. For more information on how you can make an impact visit http://www.local-matters.org
Central Ohio's largest pizza event, Slice of Columbus, was held on September 14th, 2016 where participants enjoyed pizza from local shops and voted for their favorite.All proceeds from the event benefit The Research Institute of Nationwide Children's Hospital. Zink Foodservice made a generous donation as well as participated in the event.
Through the support of companies like Zink, Nationwide Children's Hospital is able to provide charity care to more than one million patient visits. Nationwide Children's Hospital has ranked in all 10 specialties on the U.S. News & World Report list of "Best Children's Hospitals" for the last four years and the Research Institute is an international leader in pediatric research.
2016 marked the 24th annual event that included live music, various children's activities and of course delicious pizza!
Pictured is Tim Zink, Regional Vice President, enjoying his favorite slice of the pie!
Zink Foodservice’s Executive Chef, David Ash, recently brought his culinary delights into the home of Justin Zwick, former Ohio State Buckeye football player, and prepared a private dinner for a group of ten.
Zink donated Chef Ash’s culinary services at this year’s Buckeye Cruise for Cancer event. The dinner package was auctioned off during the event and included a 4-course dinner complete with wine in the privacy of the winning bidder’s home. Buckeye Cruise for Cancer supports important research at The James Cancer Hospital and Solve Research Institute to further advance cancer research. Included in the evening’s guests was former quarterback for the Ohio State Buckeyes, Craig Krenzel.
Pictured from left to right:
- Justin Zwick
- Chef David Ash
- Craig Krenzel
- Maegan Van Meter