Press Release: Metro Diner Check Presentation to K9s For Warriors


PONTE VEDRA, FL – Metro Diner and Merkley Marketing Group teamed up in December to host “Dinner With Santa” at their Palm Coast, St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Julington Creek locations.

Metro Diner pledged 10% of the event’s revenues to K9s For Warriors, the nation’s largest provider of trained service dogs for military veterans, which Santa chose for his charity. Merkley Marketing Group sponsored Santa (Joe Merkley – Owner/Co-Founder).

Dinner With Santa is an annual event in its third year with plans to expand the event in 2023.

On January 12, 2023, Metro Diner along with Joe Merkley as Santa, presented a check for $2,000 to K9s For Warriors at their Shari Duval National Headquarters located in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

“Incredible fundraising events, like ‘Dinner With Santa’, is vital to K9s For Warriors. The invaluable support these events provide allows the organization to not only spread awareness about its mission to end veteran suicide, but it also directly impacts K9s For Warriors ability to save more shelter dog and veteran lives,” explains Stephanie Vogt, Community Relations Manager for K9s For Warriors.


Pictured left to right: Shelby DeFiore, Station Dog Trainer, K9s For Warriors – Lola, Station Dog in Training – Santa (Joe Merkley), CEO/Founder, Merkley Marketing Group – Stephanie Vogt, Community Relations Manager, K9s For Warriors – John Davoli, Founder, Metro Diner

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