MUSKEGON, MI – Jimmy John’s locations on Apple Avenue and Henry Street teamed up with the Muskegon’s Boys & Girls Club to give 400 area boys and girls a healthy and fun lunch on Thursday, August 16th.
Jimmy John’s local franchise owner, and President of MVK Management, in Norton Shores, Jon Lindenbaum, toured the Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore (BGCML) and proposed a community outreach partnership earlier this month. His idea was simple, but bold. Bring deserving youth in Muskegon the Jimmy John’s experience by providing club members with a full box lunch including their choice of specialty sandwich, chips, drink and gourmet cookie.
A team headed by Jimmy John’s Area Manager Mike Mangin and Store Managers Jamie Sanborn and Kalob Burr served box lunches at the BGCML’s main Nelson Club Site and at Pere Marquette Beach as part of a field trip coordinated with ReIMagINe Camp. The kids enjoyed their special lunches so much that a BGCML club member named Ramello remarked, “These subs are so good we should give them to the President.” Although BGCML staff members were unsure of the political intentions behind the Ramello’s comment, they interpreted his words to mean “these sandwiches are great!”
About the Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore
Since 2015, Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore has provided mentorship, adult role models, activities, and services to local youth in the areas of education and careers, character building, leadership, health, life skills, arts, sports, fitness, recreation, and several other specialized programs during the summer and afterschool times. Do you have a cool idea on how we can continue to serve Muskegon area youth, or would like to get involved? If so, give Boys & Girls Club teammate, Deborah Santiago a call at 231-375-5576 or email her at DSantiago@BGClubMuskegon.com.