Press Release

May
02

King of Prussia District Presents $21,000 to CHOP KOP from dineKOP Restaurant Week & KOP Shops for CHOP

May 2, 2018

2018 dineKOP event brings in largest donation to-date; total donation equaling $58,000 over the last four years

King of Prussia, PA (May 1, 2018) – Today, King of Prussia District (KOP-BID), along with dineKOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP restaurants, retailers and sponsors, presented a donation of $21,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center.

“It is truly amazing to see this community join together, year after year, to support a gem in our backyard,” said Eric T. Goldstein, King of Prussia Executive Director. “The CHOP KOP team works tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of so many children and their families in Montgomery County and across the state. We are so thankful to have them here in KOP, and proud to support the breakthroughs that happen there every day.”

This marks thefourth year for dineKOP, and the largest donation raised to-date for the weeklong dining event. This year’s event, which took place March 5-11, featured a record 29 participating restaurants offering special prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus where a portion of the proceeds was donated to CHOP.  Seventeen of the restaurants also welcomed CHOP ambassador families to dine with them for an unforgettable, complimentary meal during dineKOP.

As part of the dineKOP lineup, KOP-BID debuted KOP Shops for CHOP on Saturday, March 10, a charitable day of giving for local retailers and fast-casual restaurants that featured 20 participating locations.  Donations from dineKOP and KOP Shops for CHOP were combined and presented as one large donation of $21,000.

Since the creation of dineKOP, KOP-BID has partnered with CHOP’s King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center to offer diners the opportunity to dine out for a good cause. In four years, dineKOP has raised $58,000 for the facility.

“On behalf of the King of Prussia Specialty Care Family, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the King of Prussia District for their continuous commitment in making this event such a success,” said Claire Bowers, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s King of Prussia Specialty Care & Surgery Center Site Manager. “Their generous contributions continue to help make our vision of providing exceptional care to the children of this community a reality.”

Particiapting dineKOP 2018 restaurants included: Bahama Breeze, Bonefish Grill, Cantina Laredo, City Works Eatery & Pour House, Creed’s Seafood & Steaks, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, Fogo de Chao, Founding Farmers, Legal Sea Foods, Maggiano’s Little Italy, MidiCi, Mistral, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, Paladar Latin Kitchen & Rum Bar, Pepper’s Italian Restaurant, Ralph’s of South Philly, Revolution Chop House, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Savona, Seasons 52, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, The Melting Pot, The Pub by Wegmans, Tiffin Indian Cuisine, True Food Kitchen, Valley Tavern and Yard House.

Participating 2018 KOP Shops for CHOP locations included: Athleta, B. GOOD, Choolaah Indian BBQ, Clarks, Dairy Queen, Diane von Furstenberg, District Taco, The Habit Burger Grill, honeygrow, Lilly Pulitzer, Marmi, Naf Naf Grill, Shake Shack, South Moon Under, St. John, Tadashi Shoji, Ted Baker London, Tommy Bahama, Tory Burch and Touché Accessories.

dineKOP and KOP Shops for CHOP 2018 was produced by the King of Prussia District. Additional sponsorship and support for dineKOP was provided by Conlin’s Digital Print & Copy Center (Print Sponsor), Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board and Crave Montco, Opici Wines (Event Sponsors), King of Prussia Mall (In-Kind Sponsor), OpenTable and Main Line Today (Media Sponsors).

ABOUT KING OF PRUSSIA DISTRICT

King of Prussia District (KOP-BID) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, special services organization. KOP-BID engages public and private partners to collaboratively improve the economic environment in King of Prussia by making it more vibrant, attractive and prosperous.

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