SOUTHINGTON â€“ Jersey Mikeâ€™s Subs opened its doors Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and fundraiser kick off.Â
Jersey Mikeâ€™s Area Director and Operating Partner Chad Faulkner selected â€śWhere Angels Play Foundationâ€ť as the recipient for all money raised at the fundraising event from Sept. 7-11.Â Â
Where Angels Play works to â€śpay it forwardâ€ť by building playgrounds at schools in honor of notable individuals. The organization has built 58 playgrounds, including 26 which were dedicated to the victims of Sandy Hook.Â
Each contribution will be donated to Christian Community Action in New Haven to assist in the building of a â€śdesperately needed playground for families that have experienced homelessness and are seeking a better way of life,â€ť the restaurantâ€™s press release said.Â
Customers will receive a coupon for a free regular sub with a minimum $3 donation.Â
According to the press release, the â€śKathy Carroll Playgroundâ€ť will be built to honor a professor at Yale University that was â€śprofessionally devoted to substance abuse treatment â€“ who privately supported children experiencing homelessness for over two decades while working at the university.â€ťÂ
Located at 812 Queen St., the restaurant is open every day from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and can be contacted at 860-378-8788.