Several local restaurants are helping to raise money to benefit a Lindenwood University football player who suffered a spinal cord injury in a game against Missouri Southern Oct. 27.
Sterling Thomas was later moved to the Shepherd Center Spinal Cord Injury Program in Atlanta, GA.
University students have rallied to support Thomas with a prayer event and various fundraisers. A restaurant fundraiser is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 27, because Thomas wore No. 27.
Restaurants will donate at least 10 percent of their total receipts from people who present a flier between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Nov. 27. The money will go toward the Sterling Thomas Fund, created to offset Thomas's medical expenses.
The University has various items for sale online to benefit the fund. Donations can also be made to the “Sterling Thomas Contribution Account” at Bank of Oklahoma branches.
Restaurants participating in the fundraiser include:
Tubby's Bar and Grill, 506 Droste, St. Charles (10% donation)
McGurk's Irish Pub and Garden, 108 S. Main Street, O'Fallon (10% donation)
Grappa Grill, 1644 Country Club Plaza, St. Charles (10% donation)
McAlister's Deli, 1598 Country Club Plaza, St. Charles (27% donation)
Papa John's, 2218 First Capital Drive, St. Charles (10% donation)
JJ's Restaurant, 1215 S. Duchesne, St. Charles (20% donation)
Qdoba Mexican Grill, 1315 Bass Pro Drive, St. Charles (10% donation)
The Den Deli Shoppe, 2220 First Capital Drive, St. Charles (10% donation)
Frankie Tocco's Pizzeria, 108 South Main Street, St. Charles (10% donation)
Padavan's NY, 3249 Rue Royale, New Town (50% donation)
Syberg's, Maryland Heights, Downtown, Gravois, Chesterfield (10% donation)
Shamrocks Pub and Grill, 4177 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Charles (10% donation)
Big A's, 308 North Main Street, St. Charles (10% donation)
Helen Fitzgerald's, 3650 S. Lingbergh, Sunset Hills (10% donation)