STRAWBERRY Snack Alert!
fruit snacks with
All Stars for
Grill throws a block
party for their one
DARRYL BACK IN RIGHT FIELD, AT CITI FIELD
Darryl holds autograph signing for Mets fans to celebrate the launch of his new fruit snacks.
Mets faithful are thrilled to see fan favorite true stars at Citi Field during the event. The most
Darryl Strawberry at Citi Field. exciting part for fans is that they are giving back to a
Darryl’s September 24th autograph signing was terrific cause when they purchase the fruit snacks.
a huge success with fans. Those who bought a box of Alex Leder from New York City says it best - “I mean,
Strawberry’s All Stars for Charities Fruit Snacks- at to enjoy a snack that is healthier than others while
the Mets Team Store in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda supporting the fight for Autism at the same time, what
that day, on sale now, received an autograph and photo could be better? It’s a really important cause.”
from Strawberry. “The snacks taste taste great, The fruit snacks were created by John Luppo,
meeting Strawberry is amazing and, support the cause CEO of All Stars For Charities. He brought the idea to
is vital,” says Josh Myerson of Great Neck. The Fruit Strawberry, and Strawberry loved it. “The fruit snacks
Posing with Fans
Snacks, which benefit the Daryl Strawberry is a great opportunity to allow everyone to help us do Darryl taking a photo with a fan
(above) at Citi Field after signing
Foundation’s fight for Autism, are gluten, cholesterol something extremely positive. You are buying a box of the fans box of fruit snacks. Darryl
and fat free, making them a healthy alternative to fruit snacks and satisfying your sweet tooth, but what
traditional candy. you are really doing is helping us change lives by
The snacks can be found at Citi Field, online (at donating money to the fight for Autism,” Darryl
www.all-starsforcharities.com Strawberry says.
www.fightforautism.org and other sites), Strawberry’s
Grill and at many retailers. The fruit snacks were the continued on page 2
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Luppo and Strawberry teamed up with Summit In the News...
UPCOMING Foods to create the fruit snacks, made with real fruit The New York Post, Wall Street Journal and Fox
News Chanel ran a video about the launch of the All
juice. Summit has 30 years of experience making and
Stars for Charities Fruit Snacks. The video introduced
distributing candy and snacks. “We made these snacks
viewers to the fruit snacks and the motivation behind
as healthy as possible so they would be good not only
for people with Autism but for the consumers. Having
helped a family member with their own disability, I
know what these individuals and their families are going
through - it has made working with John and Darryl on
this project an honor and a privilege.” Paul Bonfiglio,
Senior VP of Sales and Marketing for Summit Foods.
“Working with Darryl on this has been extremely
Darryl Never Stops Helping rewarding. When you see children with autism learn,
September 20th: and you see them begin to succeed, there is nothing
Darryl Strawberry Golf Classic Screen Shot of NYPost.com
better. Knowing that these fruit snacks are helping pave
kicks off its 5th year to raise video coverage (above)
money for the fight for Autism. the way for their work is incredible. This is about
In the past year while Boomer and Carton in the Morning: Darryl was on
continuing to help fund helping people who need it, and it is amazing to see the
children's programs, the Boomer and Carton’s number one ranked sports
results.” John Luppp CEO, All Stars for Charities.
Foundation was successful in
morning show in New York promoting the block party,
opening an adult day care The fruit snacks taste great, but there is so much
facility for adults with the Foundation, and the fruit snacks launch.
more to it than that. It’s about donating to a good cause,
Autism. It is the first of its
kind. and its nice to see some great stuff, like this, happening
at Citi Field.
Darryl celebrates the launch of
his All Stars for Charities
Fruit Snacks with Mets fans at Straw and
Citi Field. Fans who buy a box Luppo at the
will get an autograph from
Darryl and a picture. The
Candy Expo in
snacks are on shelves at Citi Chicago
Field and other retailers now.
Darryl and many of his Mets
teammates will gather with fans
at Strawberry’s Grill to
celebrate the 25th anniversary
of the 1986 Mets World Series
Summer: Straw announces fruit snacks
June: Straw talks to inmates at a prison in NY
about turning their lives around.
August: Straw mentors young kids in St. Louis
who are trying to stay off drugs.
adults. Everyone had a blast. Festivities included a
During the 1950’s and 60’s things in America bouncy castle and other carnival games for the kids.
seemed simpler. Kids in New York spent hours together Additionally, Darryl’s former teammates and some
everyday playing stickball and stoop ball. They snuck celebs showed up to sign autographs and pose for
into baseball games at The Polo Grounds, Ebbits Field, pictures, alongside the baseball legend, for fans. While
Shea and Yankee Stadiums. Communities held summer people clamored for the Strawberry Grills’ amazing ribs
block parties where they came together to celebrate and excellent food, Strawberry got the other businesses
life. Community meant something. in the area to participate and turned it into a complete
Things have changed a lot since then, New York community event. “Obviously his restaurant is now a
has changed, kids have changed and so has community. big part of the Douglaston community and he’s done a
However, when Darryl Strawberry opened Strawberry’s great job,” says former NY Giants Punter Sean Landetta.
Grill in Douglaston, New York, his goal wasn’t just about The best part is that Strawberry’s Grill continues to
opening a restaurant. “It livens the community, it brings bring the community together all year long. Citi Field:
Darryl did several
business to the community, and that’s what we are all
interviews at Citi Field
about. When we brought our restaurant here we said we to discuss the fruit
snacks on Sept. 24th
want this restaurant to be about the community,” during the launch
Strawberry says. celebration. They include:
New York Post, New York
On the one year anniversary of the restaurant, Daily News, New York
Strawberry’s Grill more than made good on the promise Times, ESPN New York,
ESPN.com, WFAN Radio and
by throwing an old school block party for the entire many others.
neighborhood. The streets were packed with kids and
Darryl is expecting to
Darryl, teammates & celebs
promote the fruit snacks
at block party (above).
with ESPN in Bristol, CT
on multiple shows in the
next 90 days.
D signing He will do morning radio
autographs for in New York and other
kids in the middle markets including Boomer
and Carton on WFAN. He
of the block. will also be promoting on
Sirius Radio’s Mad Dog
Channel and all over the
For every Strawberry Shake
sold at Strawberry’s Grill
a donation is made to the
with Shane, a
child at the
Autism in St.
Darryl posing for a picture with one of the youngest
members of the Queens Community during the
Strawberry’s Grill Block Party. (below)
Outing headlines our
miss it and more!
Darryl’s favorite item on the menu at Strawberry’s
Grill is the 1986 burger.
In 2006 Darryl married his wife Tracy. They work
together on the Foundation. Both Darryl and his
wife are ordained ministers and work to help
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Strawberry’s official www.darrylstrawberry.com
Tracy started to help
kids with Autism and
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United States. To donate,
volunteer or help in WWW.ALL-STARSFORCHARITIES.COM
At the block party, D anyway log onto: WWW.FIGHTFORAUTISUM.ORG
throwing water balloons www.fightforautisum.org
with kids(above).