There’s a new twist on the fourth annual Scooter’s Coffee Day of Giving, in which the Blue Springs’ drive-thru coffee sites donate 100 percent of their revenues for one day to the annual Blue Springs-Blue Springs South high school’s Jamaica trip in which senior football players build homes, dig water reservoirs and visit nursing homes.
From 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, the south Scooter’s, at 1116 S.W. Missouri 7, and the north location, at 1301 N.W. M-7, will both donate all revenue to the annual charity mission.
“In the past, we’ve had either the south or the new north location donate all funds, and this year, we thought why not do both since both high schools are involved,” said Mackenzie Sykes, a 2010 Blue Springs High School graduate who is a business partner in both stores with her mother, Melanie Graeve.
“We’re really excited about Saturday. We were sweating out the weather, but it looks like most of the snow is out of the forecast and we’ll be there rain or shine.”
Because the annual trip to Jamaica features both schools’ football teams, players from Blue Springs and Blue Springs South will man both Scooter’s locations, accepting donations and serving patrons.
Over the past three years, Scooter’s has donated more than $11,000 to the Jamaica trip. Last year, the new north location, which opened last August, donated $3,640 to the Jake Cavanaugh Foundation, which helps families with a child who is dealing with cancer.