Burger King Stages Family Fun Days 2009: 28 2009

Burger King Stages Family Fun Days

May 28, 2009 6:02 AM, Patricia Odell for PROMO Xtra The daylong events provide eight hours of fun and food for families, including arts

and crafts, pick-up basketball games, challenges to build a burger and relay races using a huge foam Whopper. The main event will be performances by R&ampB pop singer Mario, known for his hit singles &ldquoJust a Friend,&rdquo and &ldquoLet Me Love You.&rdquo Actor and comedian Kevin Hart is hosting the events, which began earlier this week in Houston. Local DJs will keep the music going throughout the events. &ldquoWe want to get [the burgers] in to the hands of our consumers,&rdquo Risa Schultz, manager, multi-cultural promotions for Burger King, said. At each event a sweepstakes offers a trip for four to Orlando. About 2,500 people gathered at the first event in Houston. The tour will also make stops in New Orleans, Miami, Atlanta and Chicago, before winding down in Brooklyn, NY, on June 27.

At the events, attendees are encouraged to visit to vote for a local charity. The winning charity in each city will be announced at BK Famfest and will receive a $2,500 donation from the Have it Your Way Foundation.

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