Troy schools gear up for chance to win $1,000 through ‘Step Up to the Plate’

By: Sarah Wright | Troy Times | Published April 28, 2024


TROY — An upcoming annual community fundraiser, “Step Up to the Plate,” will provide Troy community members with dining deals and the chance to win a $1,000 cash prize for a winning Troy school.

The program, presented by Children’s Hospital of Michigan, will run Sunday, May 5, to Friday, May 10, and is a part of a partnership between Troy Chamber of Commerce member restaurants and the Troy School District.

During these dates, participating restaurants will offer diners 20% off their food purchases if they show a Step Up to the Plate promotional piece, such as a school flyer, an ad, an email or some other communication about the program. The discount offer is only valid for food and nonalcoholic beverages.

A Step Up flyer can be downloaded at the Troy Chamber website,

Diners may then turn in their detailed receipts to a Troy school of their choice. Receipts are due to a Troy school by Friday, May 17.

The school receiving the most money in receipts will win a $1,000 cash prize.

The participating restaurants include:

• Beyond Juicery + Eatery, 830 E. Big Beaver Road.

• Biggby Coffee Troy, 1057 E. Long Lake Road, Ste. A.

• Central Park Deli Troy,  2873 West Maple Road.

• Crispelli’s, 645 E. Big Beaver Road.

• DraftKings Sports & Social, 2850 Coolidge Highway.

• Fresh & Pressed Juice, 3622 Rochester Road.

• Granite City Food & Brewery, 699 W. Big Beaver Road.

• McVee’s Pub & Grub, 1129 E. Long Lake Road.

• Mr. Kabob Xpress, 2036 W. Big Beaver Road.

• Ridley’s Bakery, 4054 Rochester Road.

• Shield’s Restaurant Bar Pizzeria, 1476 W. Maple Road.

• Sweetgreen, 730 E. Big Beaver Road.

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