WAYNE – Late last month, 100% of profits made from one day at Scooter’s went towards local TeamMates chapters in northeast Nebraska.
The official grand opening event for the 527 East 7th Street location was on Friday, January 22. About a month later, area TeamMates were invited Thursday afternoon for a check presentation.
Nate Lindley is the owner of Wayne Scooter’s Franchise. Originally from Omaha, Lindley went to school in Lincoln and knows the Tom Osborne story in how TeamMates evolved.
“The importance of Teammates is having the mentors,” said Lindley. “I had mentors in my life. So, I was on board with it to help support the local chapters here and then also help them with a little bit of funds too to make those matches.”
A check was presented to TeamMates for the amount of $3,067. Each chapter from Emerson-Hubbard, Laurel-Concord-Coleridge, Pender, Wakefield, Wayne, Winside and Wisner-Pilger will be getting their share from the money donated as customers were able to say who they wanted to give to when they placed their order.
Shalee Hoffman is the coordinator of the Wayne Teammates Chapter. Hoffman added that Diana Badley, who is the manager at the Wayne Scooter’s, was a coordinator in Laurel before.
“She knows that we’re always looking for different fundraisers,” Hoffman added. “So, they approached us about making their opening day a Teammates fundraiser and we were really excited about it. Just a great opportunity for us, an opportunity for Scooter’s to get a lot of customers in and opportunity for the area chapters to get some support.”
Wayne Scooter’s would like to thank the community of Wayne and surrounding communities who participated in their ‘Give Day’.