Social Responsibility

Past Events - 2011

Arizona - Phoenix

Bon Vivant

April 27th, 2011
Rawhide Western Town at Wild Horse Pass

The 26th Annual Bon Vivant Culinary Festival is a celebration of fine food, spirits, and live entertainment. The proceeds of this event help raise money for the more than 30,000 children and teens who count on the Boys & Girls Clubs on the East Valley every year.

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Uncorked & Unplugged

October 23, 2011
At Desert Ridge in Phoenix

Uncorked & Unplugged is an evening under the stars celebrating the best in gourmet foods, fine wine and spirits, and live entertainment. All proceeds of this event are directly applide to youth development programs for the 16,000 children and teens served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

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Pat's Run

April 16th, 2011
Arizona State University

With a focus on a healthy and fit lifestyle, Rubio's is proud to be a sponsor of Pat's Run - the signature annual fundraising event for the Pat Tillman Foundation. Over 35,000 runners and walkers as they came together at Sun Devil Stadium to celebrate the life of Pat Tillman and hone his legacy of leadership and civic action.

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Viva Las Vegas

April 30th, 2011
Scottsdale Waterfront

Viva Las Vegas features terrific cusine from several of the Valley's top restaurants, fine wine and spirits, casino-style gaming tables and live entertainment. All proceeds raised during this event will go to the Valley of the Sun Active 20-30 Club philanthropic arm, Valley Kids Foundation.

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Taste of the Town

October 21, 2011
Scottsdale Quarter

The Taste of the Town is a gourmet tasting event that features prestigious local restaurants as well as a variety of spirits, live music and a silent auction. This event is the signature charitable event for the greater Arizona chapter of Muscular Dystrophy Association.

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Arizona - Tucson

The EVENT

April 17th, 2011
At La Encantada in Tucson

The 10th Annual EVENT is an evening under the stars celebrating the best of Tucson's gourmet food, fine wine and spirits, and live entertainment. The proceeds from this event help raise money for the more than 7,000 children and teens who count on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson every year.

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Grape Expectations

September 30th, 2011
At La Encantada in Tucson

Grape Expectations features wine and beer tastings, hors d'oeuvres from premier Tucson restaurants and a silent auction. All proceeds will go directly to the operations of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Arizona.

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California - NorCal

Sacramento State Stinger Food & Wine Classic

May 6th, 2011
Sacramento State Alumni Center

NEW - As a Gold Member of the Sacramento State Stinger Athletic Association, we were invited to a very special event at Sacramento State for those who know and love great wine and food! Guests enjoyed wines from businesses owned and operated by Sacramento State Alumni and taste unique delicacies from local food purveyors, including Grilled Gourmet Chicken Tacos from Rubio's. This event is presented by the Sacramento State Stinger Athletic Association and proceeds will benefit student-athlete scholarships.

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Escape from Alcatraz Triathalon

From June 4, 2011 to June 5, 2011
Marina Green in San Francisco

For the past three years, Rubio's has been a proud sponsor of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Triathletes from around the globe will descend on San Francisco for one chance to attempt the impossible - ESCAPE from Alcatraz. Consistently ranked #1 in the US by Inside Triathlon Magazine, this event draws thousands each summer to find out who has what it takes to ESCAPE!

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Relay For Life - American Cancer Society

Race occurs on many dates at various locations in this area from May - August. Visit the Relay website for more information.

Much more than a walk around a track, Relay is a time to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost and get inspired to fight back. Those who have shared the same experience find common ground, hope and healing at Relay. Rubio's is currently a sponsor at the Menlo Park, Dublin, San Ramon, Daly City, Antioch, Concord, Walnut Creek, Fairfield, Lafayette and Union City locations.

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California - Los Angeles

Relay For Life - American Cancer Society

Race occurs on many dates at various locations in this area from May - August. Visit the Relay website for more information.

Much more than a walk around a track, Relay is a time to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost and get inspired to fight back. Those who have shared the same experience find common ground, hope and healing at Relay. Rubio's is currently a sponsor at the Santa Paula, Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Port Hueneme, Oxnard, Westlake Village, Camarillo, and Simi Valley locations.

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Walk MS Events

April 4th, 2011 (IE); April 4th, 2011 (Palm Springs); April 16th, 2011 (Venura)

Walk MS is our rallying point, a time and a place for our communities to come together to raise funds and celebrate hope for the future. Join Walk MS by participating, volunteering and/or recruiting others. Dollars raised help generate awareness and funds to support critical MS research and provide programs and services for the more than 133,000 Southern, Central Californians and Nevadans impacted by MS.

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Walk Now for Autism Speaks

April 16th, 2011
Palm Desert

Walk Now for Autism Speaks is a fun-filled, family friendly event and is our single most powerful force to fund vital research that will lead us to the answers we need. Experience the power of thousands united by a single cause by joining Walk Now for Autism Speaks. Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disorder in the U.S.

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Walk for Wishes

March 5th, 2011
El Segundo

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Los Angeles' 4th Annual Walk for Wishes is a 2 mile walk-a-thon event aimed at encouraging kids and families to be actively involved in fundraising for other kids. We encourage you to get involved and brighten children's lives, one step at a time!

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Neurofibromatosis Walk

May 14th, 2011
Los Angeles

Rubio's participated in the 6th Annual NF 5K Walk sponsored by the Children's Tumor Foundation. The NF Walk is a national program that raises both awareness and critical funds to support the hundreds of thousands of adults, children and families who battle Neurofibromatosis (NF) every day. NF causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body and can lead to blindness, loss of hearing, learning disabilities, skeletal defects, and many other serious complications. Funds raised through the NF Walk program support the Children's Tumor Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds world-class research into NF therapies to treat and eventually cure NF.

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P.A.M's Run

Feb 12th, 2011
Newbury Park, CA

For the second year in a row, Rubio's participated in The Annual P.A.M.'s Run took place in Westlake Village, sponsored by the California Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk and hosted by the Lustgarten Foundation. This is the 3rd year that the city hosted this major event making it an enjoyable way to heighten awareness of this disease and raise critically needed funds for research. This single event raised more than $100,000 for Pancreatic Research.

Learn more about P.A.M's Run


California - Orange County

Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life unites communities across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. This year marks the 26th year anniversary of the Relay For Life.

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Walk to Cure Diabetes

Rubio's is a proud sponsor of the Orange County Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Chapter. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 juvenile diabetes research in the world. The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research.

Learn more about Walk to Cure Diabetes


California - San Diego

Rock n Roll Marathon

June 5th, 2011
26 miles throughout San Diego

For the 5th year in a row, Rubio's is a proud sponsor of the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. This year, the event benefitted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Rock 'n' Roll marathon is famous for its "rock 'n' roll" party attitude and music. From handing out water to handing out delicious tacos, Rubio's supports the athletes that participate for such a great cause.

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Philip Rivers 5K Walk & Fun Run

June 11th, 2011
NTC Park at Liberty Station

The Second Annual Philip Rivers 5k Walk & Fun Run, presented by EDCO, will bring together celebrities and the San Diego community to walk/ run along the water in NTC Park in beautiful Point Loma to raise money for the Rivers of Hope Foundation.

Learn more about Creek To Philip Rivers 5K Walk & Fun Run

Family Walk for Rady Children's Hospital

October 1, 2011
Mission Bay

Grab your friends and family for a fun 1-mile stroll - starting at the South Shores Boat Ramp and crossing through SeaWorld - or enjoy the longer scenic route that continues around Mission Bay. Either way, you'll cross the finish line back at the Boat Ramp to enjoy games, food and fun at a special celebration. The Shamu & You Family Walk is a great way to help the life-saving efforts at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego - and enjoy a fun morning at Mission Bay with your family and friends.

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San Diego Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

November 6th, 2011
Balboa Park

Rubio's is a proud sponsor of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The organization raises money to help find a cure for breast cancer. From feeding walkers to hosting fundraising restaurant nights, to tying on our shoes and running this 5K ourselves, Rubio's team members are showing their true colors in support of this worthy cause.

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JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

November 12th, 2011
Balboa Park

JDRF's mission is to find a cure for Type 1 diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Thanks to dramatic research progress, a cure is now within our reach. The Walk draws people together in a healthy activity for a worthy cause, raising money to help find a cure for diabetes. It's fun for families and builds camaraderie among company employees. Above all, it's an event you feel good about being a part of.

Learn more about Rady Children's Hospital


Colorado

Light the Night Walk - Leukemia Lymphoma Society

September 22nd, 2011 & September 17th, 2011
Denver & Flatiron

Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

The Wildlife Experience - Art & Ale Festival

August 19th, 2011
The Wildlife Experience

The Wildlife Experience instills respect for habitat and wildlife and inspires efforts to conserve for generations to come through educational, interactive and entertaining experiences. A unique blend of interactive exhibits, large format film, fine art, natural history and community educational programs and events is unrivaled and provides The Wildlife Experience the opportunity to present information on the world's wildlife and ecosystems that encourages discovery and understanding through fun and entertainment.

National Kidney Foundation 5k

May 15th, 2011
Infinity Park - Glendale

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc. seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.

Relay for Life - American Cancer Society:
Team Captain Open House

March 14th, 2011
St. Luke's Methodist Church

Much more than a walk around a track, Relay is a time to celebrate those who have battled cancer, remember those lost and get inspired to fight back. Those who have shared the same experience find common ground, hope and healing at Relay.

Wash Park Home Tour

May 7th, 2011
Steele Elementary

Benefit Steele Elementary School for DPS Education outreach assists homeless students by providing second educators in all classrooms.



Nevada

Opportunity Village

We participate in various events

Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people with intellectual disabilities, providing them with vocational training, employment and social recreation services that make their lives more productive and interesting. Through their programs and services, well over a thousand people with disabilities are learning vocational skills, working in jobs throughout the community, paying taxes and living more fulfilling lives.

Aids Walk 2011 - Aid for AIDS of Nevada

April 17th, 2011
World Market Center

This year was the 21st Annual AIDS Walk. Twenty years of recognizing a disease that has grown to be a worldwide pandemic. Individual Walkers and Walk Team numbers have grown significantly, sponsorships by local businesses and organizations continue to increase, and public awareness rises with every walk. Rubio's was a proud supporter and sponsor of this event.

AFAN Black & White Gala

TBD

Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN) provides support and advocacy for adults and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in southern Nevada. AFAN works to reduce HIV infection through prevention education to eliminate fear, prejudice and the stigma associated with the disease.



Utah

Light the Night Walk - Leukemia Lymphoma Society

September 21th, 2011
Sugarhouse Park

Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.

Cinco de Mayo 5k - Scenic View Academy

May 5th, 2011

ScenicView Academy is a school for adults with learning disabilities. Our mission is to help individuals diagnosed with Autism, Aspergers, ADHD, Executive Functioning Deficits, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, or Dysgraphia, or other learning disabilities gain skills that lead to interdependent and fulfilling lives. Through our residential or day-time programming, students learn about their disabilities and how to accommodate for them.

Salt Lake City Marathon

April 16th, 2011
The Gateway

Rubio's is a proud sponsor of the Salt Lake City Marathon and participated in the 2-day Quality of Life Expo, which benefits the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Hometown Heros. Over 11,000 runners participated in this year's marathon which began at the Olympic Legacy Bridge at the University of Utah, the site of the 2002 Winter Olympic Athlete Village and ending at the Olympic Legacy Plaza at The Gateway, in downtown Salt Lake.

Ogden Marathon

May 21, 2011
Union Station

Benefitting The GOAL Foundation, a non-profit organization that was founded shortly after the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. With the assistance of a myriad of local businesses and thousands of volunteer hours, the GOAL Foundation's aim is to attract, organize, support and encourage premier athletic events that promote an active lifestyle in Northern Utah.

Burn Camp - University of Utah Burn Center

August 5th - August 9th, 2011
Camp Nah Nah Mah

University Health Care Burn Camp Programs were established in 1993 to support burn patients with the personal challenges associated with surviving a burn accident. The programs provide a safe atmosphere with other survivors, firefighters and care givers to begin the healing process. Each program promotes self-esteem building, peer to peer interaction, and fun.

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