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Chili's of Jonesboro helps ASU scholarship
29, 2009 --
Albert Gonzalez, manager
of Chili's at 1900 Stadium Boulevard in Jonesboro, has presented a check
for $350 to the Arkansas State University book scholarship fund
sponsored by the ASU Alumni Association. On Tuesday, July 28, alumni
relations director Pat Edwards accepted the check, which was donated
from the proceeds of "ASU Day" at Chili's on July 7.
Due to the success of the July event, Chili's has scheduled two
back-to-back ASU Days at the restaurant in August. On Monday-Tuesday,
Aug. 3-4, Chili's will donate 10
(Left) Alumni Relations Director Pat Edwards receives check from
Chili's manager Albert Gonzalez.
percent of the amount of meal checks to ASU's book scholarship fund
for all guests who present the special flyer. The offer is good all day
on this coming Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 3-4. The flyer can be printed
from the ASU Alumni Association website at
"We are very happy to partner with Chili's on this great project,” said
Edwards. “It's an easy way for people to have a good time at Chili's in
Jonesboro, enjoy a great meal and help ASU students at the same time,
with no additional cost to the people who participate. Thanks to Al
Gonzalez and Chili's, we have been able to establish a book scholarship
program. With the price of textbooks going through the roof, especially
in fields like nursing, a book scholarship will be very helpful to
assist the students in getting their degree.
“Then, when the student graduates, their degree will benefit the entire
community. So it's kind of like 'paying it forward.' We were thrilled
with the turnout in July, and we appreciate Al Gonzales and Chili's for
extending the offer to two days in August. They've been great to work
with. We hope to keep it going throughout the year. It's just great all
the way around."
Albert Gonzalez, manager of Chili's Jonesboro says, "ASU and the
Jonesboro community have been very supportive of our Chili's
restaurant. They've made us one of the top Chili's in the country. This
is a wonderful way to give back to the community and to say 'thanks.'"
For more information, interested persons can contact Pat Edwards in the
Alumni Office at 870-972-2438.