Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers Hosts 7th Annual Memories for Marcus Fundraiser

Rocky Top Hospitality Downtown Raleigh Restaurant Supports Children of WakeMed Foundation Through Holiday Toy Drive and Fundraiser

Raleigh, NC, November 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality (http://www.rockytophospitality.com/), has announced that Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers will host the 7th Annual Memories for Marcus toy drive and fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m on Wednesday, Dec. 5. Through the donation of $20 to the Memories for Marcus fundraiser or by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy, Draft customers will be served a delicious buffet meal. The event will also include door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit children of the WakeMed Foundation and all toys donated will help bring cheer to children hospitalized during the holiday season.

For the last seven years, Rocky Top Hospitality has supported the Memories for Marcus fundraiser, collecting more than $7,500 each year and giving countless toys to local children at WakeMed hospital, who range in age from infants to teenagers. Suggested toys may include any of the following: rattles, pacifiers, onesies, musical toys, movies, video games or journals.

“As much as we enjoy the holiday season, we often forget how painful it can be for families with sick children celebrating from a hospital room,” said Ogan. “Rocky Top Hospitality is committed to supporting the Memories for Marcus fundraiser. All children deserve to enjoy this magical season – no matter the circumstance – and we hope that the donations and toys collected on Dec. 5 will bring a smile to the children and parents of WakeMed.”

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About Rocky Top Hospitality:
Rocky Top Hospitality restaurants have consistently rated among the Triangle’s most popular local dining choices since its first restaurant opened in 1998. Six different restaurant concepts operate under the Rocky Top Hospitality name: The Twisted Fork Grill, Market & Bar, Draft Carolina Burgers & Beers, The Mash House Brewery & Chophouse, Tribeca Tavern with two locations in Cary and Raleigh, Rockwell’s American Grill & Bar, and Rocky Top Catering & Events, a thriving events facility and catering business. All Rocky Top restaurant menus provide items not found anywhere else, and focus on using local North Carolina beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce. Pastas and desserts are made daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box. Rocky Top beef and pork have had no growth hormones, additives, antibiotics or chemical feed. Owner Dean Ogan is known for actively giving back to the community and was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA).

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