A True Community Supporter
On behalf of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tustin, we would like to tell the story of the overall support and generous recognition of the Tustin Legacy Chick-fil-A. Franchised restaurant Operator, Peter Brakke, approached our Club in November of 2012 for a unique opportunity for our members. The event featured a "Build-a-Bike" workshop where members were partnered with mentors from Chick-fil-A and the Golden State Food Foundation. All equipment, accessories and tuning were provided FREE for 30 of our members and an additional 20 members from the Rescue Mission of Orange County.
What Peter Brakke did with this opportunity was provide the means for our members to transport themselves to-and-from the Club and to adopt a healthier lifestyle by participating in more fun and physical activity. Not only that, a large portion of the families we serve come from a wide variety of disadvantaged circumstances. A prospect of a bike, especially so close to the holiday season, is not something that can be expected among many of our members. By creating that opportunity, he also created a memory of kindness and goodwill that will be remembered by our members for the rest of their lives.
Furthermore, Mr. Brakke went above and beyond to ensure that this event was more than just building a bike. He invited local municipalities, such as the Tustin Police Department and the Tustin Fire Department, to come out and give demonstrations on bike safety and proper bike-riding etiquette. It is this kind of effort that made this world-class experience for our members.
Our mission is to inspire and empower all young people, especially those that need us most, to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible, and caring citizens. This would not be possible without the positive relationships with the community and local businesses. Please consider this as a heartfelt thank you to the philanthropic work of Mr. Peter Brakke, and the loving support of his staff and partners.