WAYNE – With the grand opening event for Scooter’s Coffee in Wayne set for Friday, manager Diana Badley and president of the Wayne TeamMates Jill Walling joined the “View from Wayne America” Thursday morning.
Scooter’s Coffee is located at 527 East 7th Street in Wayne and on Friday, January 22 will be hosting their grand opening event by giving back to an important cause. The Wayne location will donate 100% of the net-proceeds from the day to Nebraska-based TeamMates Mentoring Programs between 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday.
When you come to the window, let them know which local TeamMates chapter you would like to donate to.
Scooter’s Coffee was also this week’s host for Friday morning Chamber Coffee/ChamberPercs. Those who attended in-person were beig asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The virtual version will began at 10:15 a.m. on the Wayne, NE Facebook page and can be viewed there.
Scooter’s in Wayne opened on December 7 where the community and surrounding towns have already shown up in full-force, according to manager Diana Badley.
“Right now, our record for an hour is 64 cars,” said Badley. “Obviously, we don’t have a 64-car line every hour. We have those peak hours form 7 – 9 a.m., from 3 – 5 p.m. and on Friday’s from 2 – 5 p.m. because school gets out a little bit early.”
Badley was also a TeamMates coordinator for about a year and a half at Laurel-Concord-Coleridge. Her mentee recently graduated and soon she’ll be matched with a new teammate.
The mission of TeamMates is to impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. January is also National Mentoring Month.
TeamMates was founded by Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne in 1991 with 22 University of Nebraska-Lincoln football players and 22 Lincoln middle school students. The TeamMates Mentoring Program was formalized as a statewide program in 1998 and now serves chapters across five states.
Walling, president of Wayne TeamMates chapter would like to thank the Wayne Community Schools administration for allowing TeamMates to continue through the pandemic.
“A lot of schools weren’t able to have their teammates meet in-person; they had to do virtual zoom meetings,” Walling added. “Our high school, we were one of the few they did allow in…but we just feel very fortunate that we were able to continue to meet with our teammates.”
The group followed all COVID protocols when meeting in-person. There are currently 55 matches with the Wayne TeamMates program as they’re also in search of more male mentors.
In addition, on grand opening day, customers who pay or scan for loyalty on the Scooter’s Coffee mobile app will earn 50 bonus smiles. With the app, customers earn three “Smiles” for every dollar spent, and once they reach 180 Smiles, they earn a free drink. All customers start in the Scooter Doodle status level, with perks that include a free drink on their birthday and surprise rewards, exclusive to the mobile app only. After earning 500 Smiles, customers move into the Caramelicious® status level with additional perks.
Make sure to download the Scooter’s app and receive two dollars off your first drink.
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