Golden Corral is a long-standing supporter of American veterans and is committed to honoring military families and service members. The company was the founding sponsor of Camp Corral in 2011, and continues to provide generous support to the organization, now a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation. This year's fundraising campaign runs from April 1 to May 31, and will collect donations from the restaurants' guests and franchises of the 500 Golden Corral restaurants. In 2014, Golden Corral raised more than $1.6 million that was used to send over 3,000 military children to a Camp Corral host camp.
Camp Corral is a one-week camp experience where kids, ages 8 to 15, are free to be kids, far away from the day-to-day challenges they face as military children. Headquartered in Raleigh, Camp Corral works closely with some of the best camps around the United States to host each session. Each host camp is accredited by the American Camp Association or operates under its standards, and has been carefully selected to provide campers with a caring, nurturing and safe environment - one in which each camper is valued. Host camps provide activities that are fun, new and challenging, such as archery, horseback riding and ropes course challenges, under the watchful eye of highly trained staff. Additionally, a military and family life counselor is available on site at each camp. Thanks to the generosity of donors, Camp Corral is offered free of charge to military families.
"Our company and franchise operators share a deep commitment to support children from military families, especially those with parents who have been wounded, disabled or fallen during service to our country," said Lance Trenary, president and CEO of Golden Corral. "Through our guests', franchise operators', and company's generosity, more than 3,200 military children will get the chance to experience one of Camp Corral's amazing summer camps this year, free of charge. We are pleased to help provide this wonderful opportunity."
Take a few minutes to view this video. The smiles on the faces of children with struggles some may never understand means the world to us, and we will put our money where our mouth is to prove it! Our overall goal, for this year, is to raise $1.7 million to send 3,200 kids to Camp Corral.
For more about Golden Corral’s support of Camp Corral, visit their site: www.campcorral.org.