SGT. PEPPERONI PIZZA RESTAURANT
In 1987, John and Kerry Lekas, proprietors of the Sgt. Pepperoni Pizza Restaurant in Kirkland, and the Lac St. Louis Soccer Association started raising funds for the Sîan Bradwell Fund (SBF) through sales of a coupon booklet. It was the start of a long friendship. Years later, they came up with the idea of allowing local sports organisations — the Kirkland Men’s SlowPitch League being chief among them — to take ice from their ice machine in return for a small donation to the SBF. Many small donations added up to a big annual donation!
In early 2007, John and Kerry made the first donation to the Sîan Bradwell Endowment Fund with monies raised through their 2006 Ice Bucket fundraiser.
The proceeds of Ice Bucket fundraisers were always celebrated on October 3rd of each year — the anniversary of Sîan’s birth.
1987: The idea that started it all off: a coupon book that was sold by Sgt. Pepperoni and the Lac St. Louis Soccer Association to raise funds for the Sîan Bradwell Fund: