The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille® to Collect “Tips for Tots” for Children in Need on December 7

The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille® to Collect “Tips for Tots” for Children in Need on December 7

In the spirit of the holidays I wanted to share with my local Maryland and surroundings readers a special opportunity to help those who are less fortunate this holiday season.

As part of The Greene Turtle’s 11th annual “Tips for Tots” fundraiser, employees will donate 100 percent of the tips they earn on December 7 to Toys for Tots to give local children a happier holiday season


WHAT:  Employees at participating The Greene Turtle Sports Bar & Grille locations will donate 100 percent of the tips they earn on Wednesday, December 7 to Toys for Tots as part of The Greene Turtle’s 11th annual “Tips for Tots” initiative across communities in Maryland, Delaware, New York, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Greene Turtle will also conduct raffles and silent auctions throughout the day to raise additional funds. The Greene Turtle Franchising Corporation will add a matching $500 donation for each participating location that earns $1,000 in tips. Last year, The Greene Turtle raised more than $70,000 for local Toys for Tots programs, and this year its goal is to raise more than $90,000 to help give children a happier holiday season.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. During the first ten years of Tips for Tots, The Greene Turtle has donated more than a quarter of a million dollars in purchased toys to local Toys for Tots programs through the tips donated by employees, donations from the corporate offices and additional gifts donated by other members of the community.

WHEN:                 Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Thursday, December 8, 2016* (Verizon Center only)

TIME:                    Open – Close at each Greene Turtle location

For location hours, please visit

WHERE:               The following locations are participating:

MD                                                                          VA

  • Aberdeen : 1113 Beards Hill Road                           Alexandria : 7879 Heneska Loop
  • Annapolis: 177 Jennifer Road                                                   Chantilly: 4301 Chantilly Shopping Center
  • Baltimore: 1606 Whetstone Way                            Chesapeake: 1401 Greenbrier Parkway South
  • Bel Air: 696 Bel Air Road                                             Dulles: 21035 Dulles Town Circle
  • Burtonsville: 15660 Old Columbia Pike                              Fairfax: 3950 University Drive
  • BWI: Terminal D                                                    Hampton: 3610 Von Schilling Drive
  • Columbia: 8872 McGaw Road                                                   Leesburg: 603 Potomac Station Drive
  • Deep Creek: 75 Visitors Center Drive                                  Winchester: 185 Kernstown Commons Boulevard
  • Edgewater: 3213 Solomons Island Road
  • Fells Point: 718 – 722 South Broadway
  • Gambrills: 2383 Brandermill Boulevard
  • Germantown: 19961 Century Boulevard
  • Hagerstown: 12818-A Shank Farm Way
  • Hanover: 7556 Teague Road
  • Hunt Valley: 118 Shawan Road
  • La Plata: 6 St. Mary’s Avenue
  • Mt. Airy: 1604 Ridgeside Court
  • Olney: 18101 Town Center Drive
  • Owings Mills: 2 Restaurant Park Drive
  • Pasadena: 20 Magothy Beach Road
  • Salisbury: 2318 North Salisbury Boulevard
  • Towson: 408 York Road
  • Westminster: 830 Market Street
  • White Marsh: 8200 Perry Hall Boulevard

DE                                                                           NY

  • Dover: 391 North DuPont Highway                                       East Meadow: 1740 Hempstead Turnpike
  • Lewes: 17388 North Village Main                           Franklin Square: 700 Hempstead Turnpike
  • Newark, DE: 250 South Main Street

 WV                                                                         DC

  • Morgantown: 7100 Willie G. Avenue                                  Verizon Center*: 601 F Street NW

SPECIAL EVENTS:      Many of the participating locations will also feature special entertainment, events and additional fundraisers, including:

  • Aberdeen: Chinese auction (including items ranging from gift baskets to free hotel stays), a Bake Sale and a 50/50 Raffle
  • Edgewater: Live music with Ken Fisher from 5 pm – 9 pm, Pops for Tots, Santa Claus visit on a fire truck and a Bake Sale
  • Hanover: DJ Merlen from 5 pm – 8 pm, Pops for Tots and a Bake Sale
  • Mt. Airy: Bake Sale, 2 for 1 drinks during Late Night and music provided by a DJ
  • Olney: Live Music, Pops for Tots and a Bake Sale
  • Verizon Center*: Bake Sale

WWE Superstars for Hope Fundraiser

WWE Superstars for Hope Fundraiser

Today WWE announced the launch of Superstars for Hope, a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, to benefit Special Olympics and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in honor of Connor’s Cure. The announcement was made exclusively on Twitter by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan and WWE Superstar John Cena. To kick off Superstars for Hope, WWE and the San Francisco 49ers Foundation have each donated $25,000, the first in a series of community outreach initiatives in celebration of WrestleMania 31 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara on Sunday, March 29.


Supporters can donate at and receive unique WWE merchandise, autographs, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences from WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends. Each week, WWE will add new exclusive experiences to the campaign, including:

  •  A tour of WWE’s state-of-the-art Performance Center in Orlando, Florida
  • Backstage access to Monday Night Raw or SmackDown
  • VIP package to WWE pay-per-view events
  • Lunch with WWE Superstar Triple H® at the WWE Performance Center
  • WWE World Heavyweight Championship title signed by WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, Stephanie McMahon and Triple H
  • An ultimate WrestleMania 32 package
  • Lunch with the cast of the hit E! reality show Total Divas

“WWE is dedicated to using the power of our brand to give back to the community in as many ways as we can,” said Stephanie McMahon, WWE Chief Brand Officer. “I am proud that this year’s Superstars for Hope campaign will support two worthwhile causes, Special Olympics celebrating acceptance and inclusion, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in honor of Connor’s Cure in an effort to find a cure for pediatric cancer.”

In support of Superstars for Hope, celebrities and athletes are serving as official social media ambassadors to help raise funds and awareness. Ambassadors include San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, journalist Joan Lunden, journalist and Yahoo! global news anchor Katie Couric, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and actor Kellan Lutz.

Fans can click here now through Tuesday, March 31 to participate and use the hashtag #STARS4HOPE when donating.