Turtle Bay Exploration Park is proud to announce the inaugural one-day fundraiser, Caffeinate for a Cause, raised $22,680.63 to benefit exhibitions and education programs at Turtle Bay. Dutch Bros. Redding area owners Chris and Erin Resner presented Turtle Bay CEO Mike Warren and staff with a super-sized donation check yesterday. The fundraiser, which took place Thursday, September 26 featured local celebrities, officials and schools competing against each other as Celebrity Baristas to see who could generate the most in tips for Turtle Bay.
“Words cannot express our gratitude to all that participated, and in particular to local Dutch Bros. owners Chris and Erin Resner and their entire staff, whose passion and dedication to Turtle Bay made this event a huge success, said Mike Warren, Turtle Bay President and CEO. “This one-day fundraising generated more than four times what we projected, and will provide much needed revenue for our exhibition and education departments!”
Awards are being presented by the Resners to top fundraisers (tip generators), including a perpetual trophy and gift cards or passes to be used at Dutch Bros. and Turtle Bay Exploration Park.
Top fundraisers were:
Grand Prize (Trophy) - Lee and Judy Salter (Market/Eureka Way)
First Prize – Shasta Regional Medical Center (Market/Eureka Way)
Second Prize – Silas Lyon (Record Searchlight) and Chris and Erin Resner (Churn Creek/Hartnell)
Third Place – Dignity Health North State/Mercy Foundation (South Market Street/Highway 273)
Additionally, two local schools, Foothill High School and Redding Christian, conducted their own competition, with longer Barista hours at the Dutch Bros. Palo Cedro stand. Due to their overwhelming success, the Resners will be giving BOTH schools a day of fundraising at the Palo Cedro Dutch Bros. stand, where $1 per drink will go to the schools on their assigned day.