Longtime partnership has raised well over $600,000, Including $100,000 this year
from tournament and restaurant openings
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John Metz, Josh Jansma, Steve Thomas, Steve Martin, Susan Skolnick, & Hank Clark at the 17th Annual Golf Classic
Marlow's Tavern, Aqua blue and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management have done it again! The restaurants and hospitality management company hosted their 17th Annual Golf Classic in September to drive up much-needed funds for Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA), as well as hosting two Marlow's Tavern grand opening parties in Woodstock and Roswell that benefited the charity. The combined amount raised from all three events this fall was $100,000, putting the partnership's grand total well over $600,000 since inception.    

"A big part of being a neighborhood restaurant company is connecting with the people and causes in our communities," said John C. Metz, executive chef and co-founder of Marlow’s Tavern, Aqua blue and Sterling Spoon Culinary Management. "Seeing how we have made a difference for the Special Olympics athletes here in Georgia has been very rewarding for our team, and we are grateful to our sponsors and guests who continue supporting this great cause year after year with us." 

Steve Martin is one of those supporters.  The manager of ArtLite signed on as a golfer for the inaugural outing and has been an ardent participant since, most recently as the event chair.  “I always thought Special Olympics was a great cause, but I had no idea just how great until I chaired this golf tournament and met some of the athletes from the Georgia chapter,” he says. “It’s so uplifting to watch their faces filled with joy out there on the course. As long as I can hold a club, I plan to be a part of this amazing golf outing.”

Special Olympics Georgia provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in 25 Olympic-type sports for 26,702 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. The goal is to help bring people with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected, and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. For more information, visit SpecialOlympicsGA.org.

For more information about Marlow’s Tavern and the SOGA partnership, visit marlowstavern.com/community.

About Marlow’s Tavern

Marlow’s Tavern was established in November of 2004 with the opening of its first location in Alpharetta, Ga., and has continued to grow over the years, adding several Atlanta-area restaurants and three locations in Orlando, Fla. In 2013, Nation’s Restaurant News named Marlow’s Tavern one of its “NRN 50 Breakout Brands” for the year. The neighborhood restaurant concept is open for lunch and dinner daily, offering guests classic American tavern fare with an upscale twist. For more information and location addresses, visit marlowstavern.com.   

About Sterling Spoon Culinary Management

Sterling Spoon Culinary Management combines talented chefs, dedicated employees and outstanding culinary and financial management to provide corporate café and on-site contract management clients extraordinary food and hospitality with an innovative retail restaurant approach. Founded by culinary-trained chefs, Sterling Spoon focuses on fresh, delicious offerings with a contemporary twist. The company’s goal is two-fold: to exceed clients’ objectives at all times and to offer clients a high-quality, affordable breakfast and lunch experience to their employees and visitors daily at their place of business. For more information, visit sterlingspoon.com.

 


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