Since the Shore Sports Network was formed in our current format we have had a partnership with Jersey Mike’s which has included their sponsorship of programs like Team of the Week, the Shore Conference Basketball Tournament, Senior All-Star Basketball Game, WOBM Christmas Classic and more. It’s not a surprise that the sub giant would help promote local high school sports because it’s been a passion of Founder/CEO Peter Cancro and other executives for many years throughout the shore area.

March is a very special month for the more than 1,360 Jersey Mike’s locations across the country as they join forces with 170 local charities for the company’s 8th Annual Month of Giving which last year raised more than $5.5 million for those charities. During the month customers have been making donations to that location’s designated charity partner and on Wednesday, March 28 it is Jersey Mike’s turn through their Day of Giving.

Every single dollar from sales on March 28 will go to fund local charities and for the 60 Jersey Mike’s subs in Central, North and Coastal New Jersey that charity is Make-A-Wish New Jersey. 31 of those locations are in Monmouth and Ocean County and in was in Point Pleasant where Peter Cancro basically started the company when he purchased what was then Mike’s Subs as a 17-year old senior at Point Pleasant Beach High School.

Again 100% of all sales (not just the profit) of cold and hot subs, wraps, even chips on March 28 in our area will go to Make-A-Wish New Jersey. In 2017 the locations mentioned earlier raised $263,000 during the campaign and that allowed 28 sick children to have their wish granted. The goal is to surpass that this year not only in New Jersey but across the country. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s has raised more than $28 million for local charities through its “Month of Giving” along with more than 2 million free sub sandwiches.

The Shore Sports Network is honored to have a partner who is committed to “Giving…Make a Difference in Someone’s Life” and encourages all our followers to support the effort by making a purchase on Wednesday, March 28. For what it’s worth I’m a big fan of the Club Supreme, Tuna, and Famous Philly Cheese Steak Subs.