Saturday, March 27, 2010


Many local businesses are holding fundraisers for the JAMES A. KERSTETTER MEMORIAL FUND. Today we hit Qdoba Mexican Grill in the parking lot of the Midway Mall for lunch. Henry Day, Regional Manager for Qdoba, said that as soon as he heard that Officer Kerstetter was killed in the line of duty on March 15th he knew he wanted to do something to honor his service to our community. “Right away we started talking about what would be appropriate and the best for the family and his memory. What we decided to do was set aside today and tomorrow as the fundraising days. We will donate 50% of all of the sales and after speaking with the people at First Merit they agreed to match our donations.”

When some restaurants make you bring a coupon and restrict the fundraising times to only a couple hours – Qdoba has put no restrictions on their event. Open to close Saturday and Sunday every customer who walks through the door will be counted. No need for a coupon or to say anything. Plus, with the partnership with First Merit Bank 100% of every customers ticket will be going to the Kerstetter Memorial Fund.

I encourage everybody to stop by Qdoba this weekend to support not only the Kerstetter Memorial Fund, but also to show the people at Qdoba and First Merit that we appreciate their amazing event.

The people at Qdoba are showing this weekend that they are a valuable part of this community. Other businesses could take a lesson from them as they plan similar fundraisers.

I would also like to mention the great people at Dairy Queen on North Abbe Road. They held a fundraiser on Thursday where every penny from their small cone sales went to the Kerstetter Memorial Fund. Dairy Queen raised $579.92 during their event. Dairy Queen could have left it at that – but they stepped up and matched the sales and will donate $1160.00 to the fund.

If you know of any other businesses that have or are having fund raisers like Dairy Queen and Qdoba please let us know. You can leave the information in the comments of this story.


Anonymous Jeremy Hughes said...

April 5th - April 10th. North Ridge Racket Club Indoor Golf Center will be donating 50% of all proceeds to the Kerstetter Memorial Fund. They are located at 5475 Mills Creek Lane in North Ridgeville. Phone number is 440.371.3732.

11:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lorain County Children Services held a bake sale on Friday 3-26-10 and raised over $650.00 to be donated to Officer Kerstetter's family.

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Jeremy Hughes said...

correction: North Ridge Racket Clubs phone number is 440.327.2114. Call to book a tee time.

11:44 AM  

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