Therrin Protze (right), chief operating officer at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, presents a $30,000 check to United Way of Brevard as part of Delaware North’s collective $100,000 hurricane relief effort in Florida.

Delaware North on Wednesday announced a $100,000 donation to assist communities throughout Florida damaged by Hurricane Irma.

“We are deeply saddened by the losses suffered by our friends and colleagues in Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma. We hope for a fast and thorough recovery, and we stand ready to assist in those efforts,” said Delaware North Co-CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr.

Delaware North operates diverse businesses across Florida –providing food, beverage, retail and other visitor services at several locations, including:
• Brevard County – Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which Delaware North operates for NASA
• Fort Lauderdale – Restaurants at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport
• Tampa – Restaurants at Tampa International Airport and food and retail services at Amalie Arena, home of the Tampa Bay Lightning
• Jacksonville – Food services at EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars
• Orlando – Restaurants operated by Delaware North’s Patina Restaurant Group in Disney Springs and Walt Disney World
• Volusia County – Daytona Beach Racing & Card Club and Orange City Racing & Card Club, both owned and operated by Delaware North

Delaware North will be donating $75,000 of the funds to the Salvation Army of Florida to provide assistance in the areas most in need in the communities where it operates. The other $25,000 is being donated to the Brevard Sharing Centers as part of a total donation of $30,000 from Delaware North’s operation at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.


Published October 27