Grilling for a Cause

By: Blathnaid Heaney ’19

Jennifer Quick and Marnie Norris from Shane’s Inspiration enjoy a burger while they look at the line of students ready to eat and donate to their cause.

On September 8, 2017, the Notre Dame Grillers proved how far a delicious meal can go in changing the world!

Headed by Mr. McGaha, the Notre Dame Grillers frequent the quad in order to serve up a grand feast of marinated meats, with the proceeds always donated to a specific charity.

This week the chosen benefactor was Shane’s Inspiration, as Mr. McGaha and the Immersion retreat have a personal connection with the organization.

Shane’s Inspiration is a non-profit organization centered in Los Angeles, California. Founded by the parents of Shane Alexander Williams, a boy born with spinal muscular atrophy, the organization specializes in building playgrounds for all children, even those with disabilities. According to their website, they have helped over 40,000 children in over 150 schools. Their overall goal is to help eliminate bias against children with disabilities.

Veteran Griller Joe Kennedy ’19 was excited to work this first fundraising event of the school year. “The food’s fantastic and it’s for a great cause. I’ve been doing it for three years and I still enjoy it,” said Kennedy.

The Notre Dame Grillers and the chili burgers on the menu helped raise $375 for Shane’s Inspiration’s Walk and Roll event on September 10. This money is sure to make a difference in the lives of children everywhere.

Thank you to the Grillers and to all who supported this cause!

The October Griller’s Event will benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Get ready to feast on Creole Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya.


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