"With the 10 year anniversary of September 11th fast approaching, the ENTIRE staff here at ZACHYS (pictured) did not want to let this date just slide on by. There are thousands of families that have suffered losses, many of which we have a chance to help out. When we gathered to discuss the concept of commemorating 9/11/11 the whole ZACHYS team knew that we wanted to do SOMETHING…but what? It was such a “numbing” series of events 10 years ago that so many of us stood by feeling helpless wanting to know what more we could do.
Here’s our chance today!
On September 11, 2011, Andrew McMurray, vice president of Zachys has chosen to participate in a HALF IRONMAN triathlon in Croton-On-Hudson NY. Given the importance of the day and what it could mean to ZACHYS, our family, friends and supporters of the store…We felt this would be the perfect way to show “We Will Never Forget”. Over the course of this Summer he has been logging in countless hours in the water, on the bike and running the streets of Westchester. All with one goal in mind. To reach our fundraising goal of $20,000 for Families of Freedom. Families of Freedom is a charity that was set up to ensure that secondary schooling and college would be an option for those children who lost parents in the 9/11 attacks. We all know how much college costs these days and a goal of $20,000 is a very fair one.
This past weekend (July 29-30th), the Zachys staff rallied together in their “We will never forget” t-shirts and worked the streets of Scarsdale at the ZACHYS lemonade stand and raised $800+, one glass at a time. Our resolve and commitment to hitting this goal is unwavering and when I cross that finish line we ALL want to be able to raise our hands in the air with a great sense of accomplishment on what we achieved on such an important day."
- Zachys Wine and Liquor, Inc (Aug 02, 2011)