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Jupiter, FL March 20, 2013 – Chocolate, caramel and coconut were a recipe for success for Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida (GSSEF) and Duffy’s Sports Grill. Those were the key ingredients in the Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert created by Duffy’s during the annual Girl Scout cookie sale program.

Duffy Cookie Cupcake Check 2013

L-R: Rebecca Gonzalez, Denise Valz, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida CEO with Jason Emmett and Angela Grear

With more than 12,000 cupcakes purchased by South Florida dessert lovers, Duffy’s presented Girl Scouts with a check for $6000.  “We’re thrilled that our customers love our special dessert and allow us the opportunity to continue to support an organization like Girl Scouts,” said Paul Emmett, President of Duffy’s Sports Grill.  “Our successful partnership allows Girl Scouts to continue to provide excellent programming and skill building opportunities for girls in our community.”

This is the third year in a row GSSEF has teamed up with Duffy’s, raising a total of $18,500 with their special Samoa Cookie Cupcake dessert. The Girl Scout Cookie Sale Program teaches girls about goal setting, money management, marketing and customer service, and gives them valuable business and entrepreneurial skills that prepare them to be leaders now and in the future.

About Girl Scouts
For 100 years, Girl Scouts has built girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. More than any other organization in our community, Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida empowers girls ages 5 to 17 with vision and voice—girls who command their future, engage their communities and inspire others.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is committed to meeting the needs of today’s girls by providing the Girl Scout Leadership Experience that will help her develop skills and create a strong foundation for future success. Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, a United Way of Indian River County partner agency, serves more than 15,000 girls in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee Counties.  To explore opportunities to volunteer or partner with Girl Scouts, call 866-727-4475 or visit www.gssef.org.

About Duffy’s Sports Grill
Duffy’s Sports Grill, based in Lake Worth, Florida operates 23 full-service, casual-dining restaurants, all of which are located on the East coast of Florida.  Established in 1985, the company has become a regional market leader known for top quality casual dining with an emphasis on freshly prepared ingredients and grilled items. Duffy’s boasts a distinctly upscale sports environment complete with all the satellite programming available, over 50 TVs per location, and framed authentic sports memorabilia throughout each restaurant.  For more information about Duffy’s Sports Grill, please visit the company’s website at  www.DuffysMVP.com.

 

NBC’s Today Show will air a segment on Girl Scouts on Tuesday, March 12 between 8am &  9am Eastern Time, featuring an interview with Anna Maria Chavez, CEO Girl Scouts of the USA, coverage of the recent leadership breakfast in Washington, and girls from the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey learning about robotics. What a great way to kick off the celebration of our 101st birthday. Be sure to watch or record this segment.

Also, check out the GSUSA Blog  written by  Anna Maria Chavez regarding Girl Scout Week – click here.

 

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