Foods 2000, Inc. Steps up to Support Steven Hunter Life Skills and Basketball Academy

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(PHOENIX – June 20, 2018) – Foods 2000, Inc. which owns and operates more than 45 SUBWAY® locations across Arizona, was proud to donate 75 lunches to support the 2018 Steven Hunter Life Skills and Basketball Academy, which took place at Supreme Courts in Chandler, Ariz,. in June. The event, which was founded by former Phoenix Suns player Steven Hunter in 2014, is focused on creating social bonds and teaching local youth about the importance of self-respect, good decision making, fundamentals, teamwork, competition and good sportsmanship.

“The academy also addresses leadership, respect, responsibility, unselfish acts on and off the court, integrity, setting goals, time management skills, anti-bullying, communication skills, compassion, sportsmanship and values,” says Chad Barnett, president of Foods 2000, Inc., which was honored with the 2017 SUBWAY® “Franchisees of the Year” award on a global level. “This is directly in line with our own values as a business, as well as SUBWAY’s values across Arizona and beyond.”

Foods 2000 is a long-time supporter of causes across the state as well as a founding member of Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona, a non-profit organization founded in 1999 focused on providing sports equipment, uniforms, registration fees and access to major sporting events for kids who might not otherwise be able to participate.  Foods 2000 co-founder Rick Ueable was also a 2017 Phoenix Business Journal Most Admired Leader honoree for his work in the community and especially to impact the lives of children in need in Arizona and beyond.

“Foods 2000 and SUBWAY® Restaurants of Arizona support kids in sports because we believe basic sports skills—teamwork, commitment and accountability—help kids throughout their lives,” says Barnett. “This summer, in fact, Foods 2000 and Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona will give out more than $55,000 in grants to local charities alone and has impacted more than 50,000 families with more than $1 million in giving since our inception.”


Since 1965, SUBWAY® owners have been devoted to offering customers customized made to order sandwiches with a wide range of better-for-you options. Providing easy access to vegetables, detailed nutrition, dietary, and healthy lifestyle information has been a priority for the SUBWAY® chain for many years, earning the American Heart Association’s Heart Check Meal Certification in 2012 for many Fresh Fit™ meal options. As the world\’s largest restaurant chain, thousands of dedicated entrepreneurs have the opportunity to run their own business, while playing an important role in their communities. To learn more information about us, visit, like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

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