By Joey McWilliams
BRYAN COUNTY – Sports City Café helped the summer time activities wind down with its blowout event, the SummerFest, in late July.
At the top of the list of things Sports City looked to do with SummerFest was to raise money for the Bryan County United Way, and designated that all the proceeds from the event would go to that organization.
On Wednesday, Sports City owner, Nick Mehmeti, presented that check to Pam Robinson, the director of the Bryan County United Way.
“We fully support the United Way,” Mehmeti said. “More than that – 110 percent.”
Robinson said when she was contacted about going in together with Sports City for the event, she had to consider it and take it to her board. And they agreed that being involved would be a good way to reach out to Bryan County.
“Because of the fact that we are not United Way of Durant, but we are United Way of Bryan County, I personally felt it would be a good move,” Robinson said.
“The SummerFest that Sports City Café had was a really neat event, and I did get to meet a lot of people and spread the word about United Way and our new location.”
The new Bryan County United Way office is at 101 W. Main Street, Suite One.
“Our new location is so important,”Robinson said. “Where we were located before was like a cave and nobody could find me. And this has been the most exciting thing for the United Way because now I have people in my office all the time.
“And the purpose for going out to SummerFest was to spread the word for United Way that we do have multiple resources here available for them and we’re happy to let everybody know.
“But I would say also that the people at Sports City were so nice and easy to get along with. And I’m really look forward to working with them more in the future, like the food drive we have every fall.”
Sports City area director Michael Nolen concurred.
“We love it,” Nolen said. “This is one of Nick’s favorite charities and we’re going to do a lot more with the United Way.”
Sports City is continuing the process of rebranding itself.
The next big event at the restaurant and sports bar is the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight, which Sports City will be showing live on Saturday night, with the bout scheduled for 8 p.m. CDT.