On Sunday, May 7, King of Prussia District and Presenting Sponsor SERVPRO of King of Prussia celebrated the end of the 2023 KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP campaign with a Block Party that brought approximately 1,500 people to King of Prussia Town Center.
This perfect day of family fun included a Balloon House from Charming Garlands, face painting by Joodles the Clown, blow up games from Pure Fun Entertainment, rescue animals from Noah’s Ark Rescue Project and Sanctuary, music by Spyder Entertainment and performances by Upper Merion Dance and Gymnastics Center and Valley Forge Dance School, Belle from Once Upon a Dream, a stilt walker, yard games, dance performances, fire trucks and lots of smiling faces!
The free event concluded with a record-breaking campaign donation to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) on behalf of the 77 restaurants, retailers, sponsors and other businesses that participated in the 9th annual dining and shopping event in March: $76,187, up more than 10% from the 2022 campaign donation. In 9 years, KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP has now raised $366,311 for CHOP’s King of Prussia Campus, which includes their Middleman Family Pavilion and CHOP Specialty and Urgent Care Centers.
“King of Prussia Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP are perfect examples of how this community works together to rally behind an important institution that touches the lives of so many,” said Eric Goldstein, President & CEO of King of Prussia District. “We are grateful for all who dined, shopped and donated through this campaign and helped us break our record from last year.”
KOP Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP are produced by King of Prussia District and the 2023 campaign was presented by SERVPRO of King of Prussia, and supported by Platinum Sponsor IBEW Local 98; Gold Sponsors AgileCat, Crave Montco, Overlook at Town Center, a Toll Brothers Community, Unruh Turner Burke & Frees, Valley Forge Casino Resort and Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board; Silver Sponsor PECO an Exelon Company; In-Kind Sponsors Conlin’s Print and King of Prussia Town Center; and Reservation Partner OpenTable.