When Shaun Sikat, owner of A.O.K., heard that Zephyrhills Little League needed help stocking its concession stand for the start of the 2022 season, he knew his customers and the rest of the community would answer the call.
They did in a big way Sunday.
Sikat started Selfless Sundays at A.O.K. and this Sunday showed how selfless people are as more than $1,000 worth of snack foods and beverages were donated in support of Zephyrhills Little League.
“It is amazing,” said Zephyrhills Little League Jan Spivey. “They just put the word out to the community and the community has responded.
Spivey said that when they purchase products for the concession stand from warehouse stores like Sam’s Club and Costco, their purchases are limited, so having a stocked concession stand makes it easier to resupply.
“Three cases of water, Gatorade and soda is all we can purchase at one time and that doesn’t get us through a Saturday,” Spivey said. “This is going to help tremendously.”
Spivey also noted that the team at Cheers 54 also donated a tremendous amount of items for the concession stand.
Sikat’s Selfless Sunday also donated 10 percent of the business’ sales.
“It’s rough out there right now and I hate to see the kids suffer from it,” Sikat said. “That’s why we opened a family fun center to give kids something to do. Seeing the concession stand bare opening day immediately provided us with an opportunity to put something together and help. We have a good following here in town and people want to help.”
Sikat is also assisting with fund raising to help Zephyrhills Little League buy a new ice machine for the concession stand. The old one has been repaired several times and new one is needed.
The Spivey Brown Band donated their time to play music for the even from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Mr. Flava Food truck was also on-site from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
A.O.K. will host another Selfless Sunday event March 20 benefitting the Thomas Promise.
“It feels good to give back and we’re in a position to do so,” Sikat said.