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Monday, April 8, 2019

2019 Volunteer of the Year

Giving back to our communities is one of the fundamental pillars of our company culture. We know the importance and value of taking care of people both inside and outside our restaurants.

Many of our team members are active volunteers in their neighborhoods, and we do what we can to support them in those endeavors. Every year, we recognize those who have gone above and beyond by generously giving their time and energy to support causes in their local communities.

Out of all of our team members who volunteered over 37,000 hours of their time in 2018, we’re proud to announce that this year’s Eat’n Park Hospitality Group Volunteer of the Year is Kayla Frattini!
Our Eat’n Park Hospitality Group CEO, Jeff Broadhurst, with our 2019 Volunteer of the Year winner, Kayla Frattini.

Kayla, our Hello Bistro Marketing Manager, spends most of her volunteer life investing in two separate organizations. The first is the Miracle League of the South Hills, which gives kids and adults with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Kayla coaches two Miracle League teams – an adult team and a youth team. Because she spends so much time with the athletes, she has developed really close bonds with many of them. One even recently asked her to his high school prom!

Kayla’s second passion project is with Team PHenomenal Hope, an organization that raises funds and awareness for a rare medical condition called Pulmonary Hypertension. Over the last few years, Kayla has gradually increased her level of involvement in the organization’s annual 5K fundraiser from participant to now serving as the Race Director for the second year in a row. Kayla’s favorite part about volunteering, and probably the core reason that she dedicates so many hours to service, is that she is helping to build a community of inclusivity.

On Kayla’s behalf, Eat’n Park Hospitality Group will be donating $1,000 to the Miracle League of the South Hills.

Please join us in congratulating Kayla and our other finalists for their extensive efforts in the community!

Pictured above are our 2019 Volunteer of the Year finalists:

From Left to Right: Aubriana Henry (Indiana Eat’n Park), Joel Grimm (Clarion Eat’n Park), Autumn Grimm (Clarion Eat’n Park), Michael Riek (Somerset Eat’n Park), Kayla Frattini (Winner - Corporate Support Center), Heather Hibala (Corporate Support Center), Regina Diana (Avalon Eat’n Park) Not pictured: Magail Heaps (Greensburg Eat’n Park)

Click here to learn about all of our finalists!


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