News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DATE:
 June 27, 2022
CONTACT: Kathy Sautter
716 635 5577

   
TOPS & STARBUCKS RAISE A CUP OF CHEER IN HONOR OF YMCA EMPLOYEE DONATION MADE TO LOCAL YMCA CHAPTER
What: YMCA Buffalo Niagara will be receiving a donation all thanks and unbeknownst to, its enthusiastic YMCA employee, Ruth Horucy. You see, Ruth gave a vivacious testimonial about how her two favorite things are now paired together - Starbucks and Tops - when the new Starbucks Café opened in the Hamburg Tops location. The video, that went viral for Starbucks, then goes on to show 77-year-old Ruth, tell of her love for her “kids” – the children at the YMCA, where she has worked for 18 years. Tops and Starbucks were so inspired by her heartfelt story and infectious outlook on life they wanted to do something to put a smile on her face, as she did for us.

We thought what better way to celebrate the City of Good Neighbors exemplified by Ruth, than by raising a cup of cheer, and making a donation to YMCA Buffalo Niagara, in honor of Ruth.

Who: Ruth Horucy – YMCA Before and After School Child Care Program Assistant Mario Hicks – Vice President, Financial Development, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Geoff Falkner - Vice President - Strategy & Marketing, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Kyle Donaldson - Financial Development Manager, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Mike Baggerman - Director of Communications – YMCA Buffalo Niagara Joe Rizzo - Regional Director of Operations - Starbucks Jeff Winter - Store Manager - Tops Friendly Markets Kathleen Allen - Senior Manager, Community Relations - Tops Friendly Markets Tim Schilling – Community Relations Coordinator – Tops Friendly Markets When: Tuesday, June 28, 2022 11:00 am

Where: Tops Friendly Markets (in the Starbucks Café Area) 6150 South Park Ave., Hamburg

Contact: Kathy Sautter, Public and Media Relations Manager, Tops Friendly Markets - ksautter@topsmarkets.com 716-468-0216 cell

 

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