Natalie’s Sports Bar & Grill and Commissioner Justin Troller Team Up to Give Back

Local City Commissioner Justin Troller and restaurant entrepreneurs Kenny Baldwin and Natalie Oldenkamp of Natalie&Justin-SideNatalie’s Sports Bar & Grill have joined forces to raise money for school supplies benefitting the students of 10 area elementary and middle schools. The idea surfaced when Kenny’s daughter was assigned a school project that ultimately cost the family over $100. Kenny was shocked and couldn’t imagine that every family in his daughter’s school would be capable of affording such an expense. He expressed these concerns to Commissioner Troller one night at the restaurant, and the idea took off. Natalie’s would hire him as a server, and Justin would donate his wages and tips to the cause. The group is in the process of forming a 501(c)3 and looking for matching donations from local businesses. Commissioner Troller’s goal is to raise $1,500 by the 24th of August.

Giving back is nothing new to Commissioner Troller. He promised during Natalies Signhis campaign that he would donate his commission earnings to charity- and he has kept his promise, donating $12,000 to various Lakeland charities in 2008!

You can help Justin reach his goal and support a fellow Chamber business at the same time! Drop by Natalie’s every Monday and Thursday from 4:30 to closing, and request Justin as your server. Don’t worry if you don’t get Justin you can still enjoy a great dinner and support the cause by handing him $10 on the way out!

Natalie’s is located at 3120 South Florida Avenue. For more information on how you can help, call Kenny  Baldwin at 863-644-6000.