Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

ALIWORLD 2019

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Unique Camp Provides Opportunities for People with Disabilities 70 J T's Camp Grom is a camp unlike any other. It's a beach-style adven- ture camp in Virginia Beach, Va., designed for wounded veterans, their families, and adults and children with disabili- ties. The camp also hon- ors Gold Star Families, which are direct family members of a service member who died in combat, an interna- tional terrorist attack or while serving abroad as part of a peacekeeping mission. Across its 70 acres, guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment and self-development activities, such as a lake for fishing, wheelchair- accessible adventure trails and a cable wake- boarding system. The Virginia Gentlemen Foundation spearheaded the develop- ment of JT's Camp Grom. The nonprofit was founded by a group of men from the area. JT stands for Josh Thompson, a brother of a founding member. A design and build team that spanned a variety of indus- tries was instrumental in donating time and resourc- es to turn the project from a dream into a reality. Crest Foodservice Equipment Company, a Virginia Beach, Va.-based foodservice equipment dealer, was one of the major contributors to the effort. John Spicer, Crest's founder, says that when his company was ap- proached to help with the project, they were eager to be part of it. Working in cooperation with "our vendors and other dealers really demonstrated the true partnership of our industry," he says. "From our own team, my daugh- ter, Emily, as well as Karen Ricketts, James Marshall and Tim Baines, helped out tremendously on the pro- ject. We also had support from Robin Nelson, Bobby Brockett and Fred Perry at Foodservice Solutions Design Consultants with the kitchen design and layout." FSDC is also part of Crest. Peter Kelly of Beverage-Air was also in- volved in the Camp Grom effort, and Beverage-Air helped out by donat- ing a refrigerator and freezer. "We welcomed the opportunity to work with Crest Foodservice www.beverage-air.com "Working in cooperation with our vendors and other dealers really demonstrated the true partnership of our industry." Beverage-Air donated a refrigerator and freezer for the kitchen at Camp Grom. Equipment on Camp Grom," says Erica Motes, Beverage-Air's vice president of sales. "It's fabulous to be able to support your partners in their endeavors to give back to the community. We are very proud to be associated with Crest Foodservice and hope the Camp is enjoying their new Beverage-Air equipment." EVENTS

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