jd-webThe Florida Everblades in conjunction with partner Jason’s Deli announced today a fun and charitable event called “Dinner with the Blades,” which will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Jason’s Deli located just off Alico Road across from Gulf Coast Town Center. The entire Everblades team will be on hand to mingle with fans and serve food, while helping to benefit The PACE Center for Girls, Lee County.

“We couldn’t be happier to team up with Jason’s Deli for this event and for the upcoming season,” said Everblades Vice President of Business Development Chris Palin. “Both the Everblades and Jason’s Deli are committed to giving back to our community. The opportunity to put together a fun event involving our players and fans while helping out a charitable cause, makes for a great fit for all parties involved,”

Proceeds from the event will benefit The PACE Center for Girls, Lee County which provides girls and young women an opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy. The PACE Center values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

“Jason’s Deli is excited to partner with the Florida Everblades to support our local PACE Center for Girls of Lee County,” said Jason’s Deli owner Diana Willis. “It’s a great way for the community to gear up for a successful Everblades season, meet the team and enjoy some fun with our philanthropy. Swampee will be there too!”

The event is open to the public, and serves as a great opportunity to meet the Everblades players who will also be available for autographs. Everblades’ mascot Swampee will be on hand as well. There will be numerous giveaways throughout the evening for those in attendance.

The event will take place at the Jason’s Deli located at 16451 Corporate Commerce Way in Fort Myers.

For more information, please contact Diana Willis with Jason’s Deli at 239-985-7215.

About Jason’s Deli

A family-owned deli restaurant chain, Jason’s Deli was founded in Beaumont, Texas, in 1976 by Joe Tortorice Jr. and now has more than 250 locations in 29 states. In 2005, Jason’s Deli was the first major restaurant concept to ban artificial trans fats in the U.S. and later became the first to eliminate high-fructose corn syrup. At Jason’s Deli, regardless if you want gluten-sensitive menu items or vegetarian options, healthy kids’ meals, or if you would like to build your own salad at their famous salad bar, you will be delighted by the bigger choices of better food, from healthy to indulgent. Jason’s Deli locations of Southwest Florida are Fort Myers: 13550 Reflections Parkway at Cypress Lake Drive; Naples: 2700 Immokalee Road; Cape Coral: 2311 Santa Barbara Blvd.; Port Charlotte: 1100 El Jobean Road; and Sarasota: 5231 University Parkway. For information, visit JasonsDeli.com or call 985-7215.