TeamMates Mentoring

April 9, 2019

Runza® and TeamMates Mentoring Program Team Up

On Tuesday, April 2nd Runza® Restaurants across Nebraska and Iowa donated 10% of all proceeds to the TeamMates Mentoring Program.  The effort was part of Runza’s belief that it takes more than food to serve a community.  Support a great cause with a great meal.

“Runza® Restaurants is proud to take an active role in each and every community we serve.  More than a responsibility, it’s our privilege to positively impact the lives of our neighbors,” said Becky Perrett, Director of Marketing at Runza® National.

80 Runza® locations participated in TeamMates Day raising a total of $34, 902.04 for the TeamMates program.  The Lexington Chapter’s numbers are not in yet, but we were excited to be recognized as a “Stand Out Chapter” for the day!  “We are so grateful to Runza® for supporting our local chapters across Nebraska and Iowa.  TeamMates and Runza® are two organizations founded in Nebraska and we are honored to be able to partner together to support our youth,” said Sarah Waldman, Executive Director of the TeamMates Mentoring Program. 

Founded in 1949, Runza® Restaurants is famous for the Runza® Sandwich with its delicious blend of ground beef, cabbage, onions and secret spices baked inside homemade bread; made-to-order hamburgers; and homemade onion rings. For more information, visit

The TeamMates Mentoring Program was founded in 1991 by Tom and Nancy Osborne to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth.   With a mission to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential, TeamMates is serving close to 10,000 youth in about 160 communities across Nebraska, Kansa, Wyoming, South Dakota and Iowa.  To become a mentor go to