Jersey Mike's Subs raises money for Niswonger Children's Hospital


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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- Jersey Mike’s Subs recently presented Niswonger Children’s Hospital with a check for $5,777, raised by seven stores in the Tri-Cities during March.

Jersey Mike’s nationwide celebrated March as its annual “Month of Giving” and raised money for 74 children’s charities. The local stores chose Niswonger, the region's only children's hospital, as the recipient. They accepted contributions throughout the month, and on March 28 they held “Make a Difference Day,” donating 50 percent of their proceeds for that day to the cause.

David and Jeanie Wampler, owners of three stores located in Bristol and Kingsport, presented the check on May 7 to Steven Godbold, CEO of Niswonger Children’s Hospital; Pat Holtsclaw, president of Mountain States Foundation; and Cookie McKinney, the Foundation’s manager of Children’s Initiatives.

“Giving is part of the Jersey Mike’s culture,” David Wampler said. “We chose Niswonger Children’s Hospital because of all the great work they do with families and children.”

“And because we have a lot of grandkids,” Jeanie added with a laugh.

Other local Jersey Mike’s franchise owners who participated in the fundraising month were Jim Hudson, Richard Bewley and Thomas Upright.

Following the check presentation, the Wamplers received a tour of Niswonger Children’s Hospital.

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