ALABASTER, AL (WBRC) - When you walk into Jim N Nick's Bar-B-Q Restaurant in Alabaster, a smiling 2-year-old Connor Sawyer greets you. Below his picture sits a jar for "Connor's Coins". It is all a part of the restaurant's efforts to raise funds for Connor which will ultimately go to support the Bell Center.
The center is dedicated to helping children with special developmental delays, like Down syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Connor has Down syndrome and attends the Bell Center two days a week. It is just one of the centers that's supported by the Mercedes Marathon.
For years, Jim N Nicks has supported the race with a post race party. But this year, each store is running for and raising money in honor of a child for the Bell Center. The Alabaster store chose Connor.
"He's all over the place. He's such a cute kid," said Tricia Garret with Jim N Nicks. "The Bell Center operates primarily on donations. That's how they provide the resource for the child and parent."
On Friday, January 29th, the Alabaster store is hosting "Connor's Day." They'll donate 10% of the sales to the Bell Center and also if you give $5, you'll get two free taco tickets.
You can also donate on line. The address: www.firstgiving.com/jnnalabaster.