Dairy Queen Donates Thousands to Family of Rangers Fan

Dairy Queen Donates Thousands to Family of Rangers Fan
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:26am

FORTH WORTH, TEXAS- Dairy Queen announced they are donating $33,834 to the family of Shannon Stone, the Rangers Fan that died after falling from an upper railing at the ballpark.

In support of Stone’s family, the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ council announced last Saturday that they pledged to donate $1 for each person in attendance at last Sunday’s game. A total of 33,834 people showed up for the game.

“Like the rest of the country, we were extremely saddened by the accident that took Shannon Stone’s life and wanted to do what we could to help Mr. Stone’s family,” said TDQOC President Larry Newell. “Dairy Queen, like the game of baseball, is a family destination and both are part of virtually every community in Texas. When something like this happens, the family needs the help of their community more than ever. As a Brownwood firefighter, Mr. Stone spend 18 years selflessly serving his community and as part of that extended community, we want to give something back to his family.”

The TDQOC will make the donation of $33,834 to the Shannon Stone Memorial fund set up by The Texas Rangers after Stone’s death last Thursday.

The Dairy Queen restaurants in Texas are represented by the Texas Dairy Queen Operators’ Council, which includes approximately 200 franchisees who own nearly 600 restaurants throughout the state. The Council provides guidance and support for the owners in such areas as hot food specifications, quality control, marketing and operations.

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