We're humbled to Serve in a town named after a King, we’re humbled to serve the King of Prussia community. Even before officially opening our doors, they were eager to help us support local charities like the Montgomery County Hero Fund, the C.O.P.S. Foundation and Liberty USO. Together, our collective efforts raised over $6,000 in just three nights.
In the year since, we’ve had many Magical Moments—especially meeting true American Heroes from the Greatest Generation to current cadets at West Point. Hershel “Woody” Williams, the last surviving Medal of Honor recipient from Iwo Jima, visited in April. Now 94, he leads efforts to build memorials honoring Gold Star Families in all 50 States. WWII Veteran Honoree Frank Mamrol Jr was here too, pictured below with his commemorative plaque hanging on our wall today.
Giving back is a big part of what we do. So it was an honor to support the “On Your Marc Run/Walk” for fallen local hero Marc J.Small, killed during combat in Afghanistan. All proceeds benefit a foundation in his memory, and Staff Sgt. Small’s photo is memorialized at our KOP MISSION BBQ. Through the generous support of customers who purchased American Heroes Cups, more than $18,000 was raised for local Police, Firefighter and First Responder charities. Other fundraisers we were honored to support: the KOP 911 Run, Beast of Feast, and King of Prussia Beerfest committed to improvement projects throughout the community.
Then there was the Army/Navy Game when we fueled West Point’s Marathon Team running the official football to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. BAM BAM, our Big & Mobile grill, help guide them to the stadium and serve well-deserved MISSION BBQ. We were also glad to serve the Patriot Tour with Marcus Lattrell. And the Montgomery County SWAT Team (pictured below) is always welcome after their important training missions to protect us all.
Overall, it was a great year. Thank you, King of Prussia, for making us feel like royalty.