SOURCE: Field Restaurants

Field Restaurants

May 20, 2011 14:34 ET

My Big Fat Greek Restaurant in Tucson Will Be Locking Up Volunteers... for Charity

TUCSON, AZ--(Marketwire - May 20, 2011) - My Big Fat Greek Restaurant, located at 7265 North La Cholla Boulevard in the Foothills Mall, will be the site of a mass jailing on Wednesday, May 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. That is when the Foothill's top executives and community leaders will be rounded up and booked into jail... all for the crime of giving to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

"This Foothills Lock-Up is where local jailbirds will serve time with Jerry's kids in mind," stated Field Restaurant CEO and Owner Ryan Field. "My Big Fat Greek Restaurant ( and the MDA will lock-up top businesspeople from Tucson. In order for these jailbirds to set themselves free, they will have to raise bail for MDA. We are excited to be part of this fun and worthwhile effort and urge people to come on down and get involved."

Field Restaurants owns a number of restaurants, including My Big Fat Greek Restaurants in Tucson, AZ, Sierra Vista, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO and Olathe, KS, as well as Mays Counter in Tucson, AZ, and Taverna Greek Grill restaurants in a number of states.

Participants will arrive at the restaurant via MDA "paddy wagons" with all the volunteer drivers provided by Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. While there, their mug shots will be taken before their sentence is served. The big hearted "jailbirds" will rush to call and collect their bail from friends, family and business associates. "Bail" is set at $1,600 -- the cost to send two children to a much beloved week of MDA summer camp at Camp Shadow Pines in Heber, AZ. Last year's Lock-Up efforts raised over $37,000. The money raised at the My Big Fat Greek Restaurant Foothills Lock-Up will directly benefit the over 850 MDA families throughout Southern Arizona.

MDA services include free clinical visits, support groups, help with the repair of wheelchairs and leg braces, free summer camp for kids with neuromuscular diseases, and research. For more information on the MDA or the Foothills Lock-Up, please contact Danielle Trzyna at (520) 795-3434. Media Contact: Peter Schwartz (520) 609-2921 or

Donations that make the Foothills Lock-Up possible:

  • My Big Fat Greek Restaurant - providing the venue, food and beverage for all jailbirds and volunteers.
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - providing the event volunteers and "arresting officers."

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