The Daily Planet Café Hosts 8th Annual Memories for Marcus Fundraising Event

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

Raleigh, NC, November 27, 2013 --( Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, has announced that The Daily Planet Café will host the 8th annual Memories for Marcus toy drive and fundraiser on Wednesday, Dec. 4 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Through a donation of $20 to the Memories for Marcus fundraiser or by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy, customers will receive a delicious buffet meal courtesy of The Daily Planet Café. The event will also feature door prizes as well as a silent auction. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit WakeMed Children’s Hospital through the WakeMed Foundation. Following the fundraiser, all collected toys will be given to children hospitalized during the holiday season.

For the last eight years, Rocky Top Hospitality has supported the Memories for Marcus fundraiser, collecting funds and giving countless toys to local children at WakeMed Children’s 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.

“The Memories for Marcus fundraiser is a highlight of the holiday season each year for us because of its direct impact on the lives of children who need it most,” said Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality. “We are proud to support such a great cause, and we look forward to raising more money than ever before at this year’s event.”

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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. The Rocky Top Hospitality name includes a variety of unique restaurant concepts under its umbrella, such as Dean’s Seafood Grill & Bar, The Daily Planet Café, Twisted Fork and Rocky Top Catering, a thriving events facility and catering business. Dedicated to supporting the North Carolina economy, all Rocky Top Hospitality restaurant menu items are made with local beef, seafood, poultry, pork, dairy and organic produce, whenever possible. Dishes are made fresh daily, in house by the chefs and never come out of a box, and all beef and pork used are free of growth hormones, additives, antibiotics and chemicals. Named one of the Triangle’s Top Corporate Philanthropists by the Triangle Business Journal, Dean Ogan, owner of Rocky Top Hospitality, and his employees are actively involved in giving back to the community and supporting its local efforts. Ogan was named the 2011 Restaurateur of the Year by the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA). For more information on Rocky Top Hospitality, visit
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