"The Applebee's Kids Helping Kids Triathlon gives our youth an opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day of healthy, physical activity and experience the rewarding feeling of giving back to children in their own community," said Michael Olander, CEO for Apple Gold Group.
The event is hosted by Apple Gold Group
, one of the largest franchisees of Applebee's
in the world, and is presented by O2 Fitness, with 12 locations throughout the greater Triangle area and Wilmington.
Apple Gold Group's
52 restaurants in North Carolina have been raising funds for The V Foundation
for many years, voting the Foundation the company's regional charity of choice seven years ago.
"Thanks to our generous guests and employees in North Carolina, our restaurants in the state have raised more than $1 million for The V Foundation
in the past seven years," said Olander