Support local Special Olympics athletes by dining at Luna Grill in August

Kenny Goode of Menifee is just one of the Special Olympians Luna Grill will support through its monthlong fundraising campaign. Goode has won 26 Special Olympics medals; 10 of which are gold. Courtesy photo
Kenny Goode of Menifee is just one of the Special Olympians Luna Grill will support through its monthlong fundraising campaign. Goode has won 26 Special Olympics medals; 10 of which are gold. Courtesy photo

TEMECULA – Diners at either of Luna Grill’s Inland Empire locations in Temecula or Eastvale can help support local Special Olympics athletes thanks to a fundraising campaign throughout the month of August.

Guests will be asked during the order process if they wish to make an additional cash donation to support Special Olympics. All donations collected will stay in the region and go directly to Special Olympics, helping support athlete programs, training, events and educational outreach regarding individuals with disabilities.

“Special Olympics is truly an amazing organization, breaking down barriers both on and off the field through the power of sport,” Sean Pourteymour, CEO and co-founder of Luna Grill said. “We are thrilled to help fund such an empowering and inspiring program.”

The Luna Grill will have individual posters and other in-restaurant signage, highlighting some of the amazing athletes that participate in Special Olympics activities nationwide.

“We are very thankful to partner with Luna Grill to support our more than 31,700 Special Olympics Southern California athletes,” Bill Shumard, president and CEO of Special Olympics Southern California, said. “This fundraising campaign will help us serve many more champions through sports, health and leadership programs.”

Luna Grill offers wholesome Mediterranean cuisine such as signature kabob plates, gourmet salads, appetizers, wraps, desserts, craft beer and wine in a contemporary setting. All foods, marinades and sauces are crafted with care daily, and meals are made fresh to order and served to the table. A cross between a fast casual and full service sit-down restaurant, Luna Grill combines the best of both worlds and has created the concept of “Luxe Casual.”

Special Olympics is a global movement that unleashes the human spirit through the transformative power and joy of sports, every day around the world. They empower people with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, which leads to a more respectful and inclusive society for all. Using sports as the catalyst and programming around health and education, Special Olympics is fighting inactivity, injustice and intolerance. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 5.7 million athletes and unified partners in 172 countries. With the support of more than 1 million coaches and volunteers, Special Olympics delivers 32 Olympic-type sport events and over 108,000 games and competitions throughout the year. Special Olympics is supported by many individuals, foundations and partners.

Owned by Luna Grill Restaurants, Luna Grill is headquartered in San Diego with 37 locations throughout Southern California and the Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas, metropolitan area.

Founded in 2004, Luna Grill proudly offers authentic, cooked fresh-to-order Mediterranean cuisine such as kabobs, falafel, salads, hummus, wraps, desserts and wine in a fast casual setting. All foods, marinades and sauces are crafted with care daily and meals are made fresh to order and served to the table. Learn more and view the menu at www.LunaGrill.com.

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