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June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!
June 17th is National Flip Flop Day!

Now through June 26, 2011, Tropical Smoothie Café offers customers an opportunity to purchase a great smoothie for a great cause. The national franchise company commits to donating a portion of the proceeds to their national charity partner, Camp Sunshine, from the sale of one of the top-selling smoothies, the Sunrise Sunset. With strawberries, pineapple, orange and mango blended to perfection, Tropical Smoothie Café treats its customers in every sip of the Sunrise Sunset smoothie.

On June 17, Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate the 5th anniversary of National Flip Flop Day! National Flip Flop Day started back in 2007 as a celebration encouraging customers to kick off summer, and their shoes, by wearing a pair of flip flops. As a simple thank you to loyal customers, the first 500 people wearing flip flops at each café were given a free 24 oz. Jetty Punch smoothie. Following the holiday’s inaugural year, Tropical Smoothie Café realized Nation Flip Flop Day was also the perfect opportunity to spread some sunshine to those in need. In 2008, the franchise company proudly announced a national charity partnership with the remarkable retreat known as Camp Sunshine.

Camp Sunshine, a haven in Casco, Maine for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, is a nonprofit that hosts families year-round to alleviate the stress and strain for the sick child and their family members. To date, the company has donated $770,000 to the cause and plans to raise over $1,000,000 by National Flip Flop Day. Nationwide, franchisees execute community fundraising events during the six weeks prior to National Flip Flop Day and donations are collected year-round at www.NationalFlipFlopDay.com.

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