Ben & Jerry’s Co-Founders to Meet Fans in Highland Village
Ben Cohen and Jerry
Greenfield Help Scoop Shop and SpiritHorse Therapeutic "Party with a Purpose"
Highland Village, TX (Grassroots Newswire) 11/9/2011 -- On November 17th, Ben & Jerry’s founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield will help the Dallas Metro Area party with a purpose. The two storied founders will be on hand at the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in Highland Village, TX at the Shops of Highland Village to celebrate with the Dallas communities that have embraced them as well as lend their scooping hands to SpiritHorse Therapeutic Center.
The “Meet & Greet” and fundraiser will be at the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in Highland Village, a place where giving back to the community and eating well at the same time are daily events.
The Party with a Purpose
will be from 3:30 – 5:30PM at the Shops of Highland Village. Cohen and Greenfield will be on hand for photographs and autographs. Volunteers from SpiritHorse
Therapeutic will be on hand to assist in taking photographs that can be emailed as well as passing out empty pint containers for fans of all things good and creamy to get signed by the Co-Founders Cohen and Greenfield.
Cohen and Greenfield are not new to marrying the ice cream
business with great causes in local communities. From its inception, creating a win/win with the private enterprise and social activism has been at the root of the Ben & Jerry’s business model. “Business has a responsibility to give back to the community," explains Cohen.
“We have worked with SpiritHorse before at Ben & Jerry’s in
Highland Village,” adds Hunter Rose, self proclaimed Ice Cream Czar and proprietor of the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops in Highland Village, Plano and McKinney. “The work SpiritHorse does with children is remarkable and we want to help support their cause and raise awareness for the great work they do in our community.”
Rose states, "We hope everyone attends our Party with a Purpose and gets a chance to try their favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor! It’s great ice cream for a great cause -- you can’t lick that." The Highland Village Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop is located at 4061 Barton Creek, Highland Village, TX 75077.
The Scoop Shop is located in the Shops of Highland Village between the AMC Movie Theater and the Barnes & Noble. Information is also available at the Scoop Shop website at www.benjerry.com/highlandvillage
Ben and Jerry will be speaking later in the evening at the
University of Texas at Arlington as a part of the University’s Maverick Speaker Series. The two ice cream entrepreneurs will be speaking at 7:30PM on ”Entrepreneurial Spirit, Social Responsibility & Radical Business Philosophy.” Tickets are free and the first 1,000 attendees to the UTA event will get free ice cream.
SpiritHorse Therapeutic provides free therapeutic horseback riding services to over 425 children and adults from ten counties in the Greater Dallas/Fort Worth Metro Area each week at their
facilities in Corinth, just north of Dallas, Texas. Additionally, they serve another 2,500 children at forty SpiritHorse centers which they have facilitated the founding of worldwide. They currently serve more children than any center in the world. They are unique in that SpiritHorse is the only large center in America that provides all therapeutic horseback riding services free of charge in their seven programs: Disabilities, Children who are Victims of Abuse/Violence, At-Risk-Youth, Children Who are Terminally Ill, Battered Women,
Youth After Drug Rehab, and our Horses For Heroes Program for military personnel wounded or mentally impacted by war. Their mission is, "To Assist Each Child with Special Needs in Reaching Their Full Potential through Interaction with Horses".