Faculty and staff from Minnesota Business-St. Cloud recently helped serve as volunteers for the Warrior to Citizen fundraiser at Texas Roadhouse. Staff and students joined “celebrity” servers like Jim Beck, Campus Director; the mayors of St. Cloud, Waite Park and Richmond: Dave Kleis, Rick Miller and Jim Hennesch ; Superintendent of School District 742, Bruce Watkins; Vice President of Operations at the St. Cloud Hospital, Jim Davis; and State Representative Tim O’Driscoll in offering up a free barbecue lunch to the public to support veterans and their families. All donations–$3,000–benefited the Warrior to Citizen Initiative.
Shawn Mason, Managing Partner of Texas Roadhouse, donated all the food for the event. Shawn’s father is a Viet Nam vet, and Shawn said he feels a personal commitment to this military support group. “And I’m lucky that this company is all about community,” he added.